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Object ID RG0761.AM
Collection RG0761 Payne, Robert Bruce, 1872-1937
Object Name Personal papers
Extent of Description 1 envelope
Title Robert Bruce Payne papers
Dates of Creation 1898-1899
Year Range from 1898
Year Range to 1899
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content 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.
Creator Payne, Robert Bruce, 1872-1937
Related units of description See Nebraska History, Dec. 1988 for description of diary.
Subjects Spanish-American War
Philippine War
Military life
War
People Payne, Robert Bruce, 1872-1937
Search Terms Nebraska -- Army -- Infantry, 1st -- 1898-1899
Philippines -- Insurrection, 1896-1898
Philippines -- Insurrection, 1899-1901
United States -- History -- War of 1898