Robert Bruce Payne, 1872-1937 [RG0761.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG0761.AM:  Robert Bruce Payne, 1872-1937

Correspondence, diary, etc.:  1893, 1898-1899
Size:  One folder

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence from and to Robert Bruce Payne while he was serving in Company D, 1st Nebraska, 1898-1899.  In letters from Payne to family and friends, he describes his experiences in Hawaii and the Philippines.  By 1899, he regrets the United States plan “…to subjugate the people Spain was trying to subjugate.”  Letters from home detail local news and express concern about the United States role in the Philippines.  Payne’s diary describes daily events during February 1899.  Calling card included.  Also included is a theme written by Payne during his freshman year, 1893, at the University of Nebraska.  The theme is entitled, “The Sod House.”

Acc. 89.14

 

Subject headings:

Military life
Nebraska — Army — Infantry, 1st — 1898-1899
Payne, Robert Bruce, 1872-1937
Philippine War
Philippines — Insurrection, 1896-1898
Philippines — Insurrection, 1899-1901
Spanish-American War
United States — History — War of 1898


AIP/ksa                   01-1990
kfk/dco                    01-15-2004

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