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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3822.AM:  Joseph Conway Mason, 1867-



Scrapbook:  1898-1932

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Soldier

Size:  1 volume



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Born August 21, 1867 in La Monte, Missouri, Joseph Conway Mason was working as a clerk in Lincoln, Nebraska when the Spanish-American War broke out. He enlisted on May 10, 1898 and served as Regimental Q.M. Sergeant for Company F, 2nd Regiment of the Nebraska National Guard. During his time of service, Mason wrote to the Nebraska State Journal a series of letters. These letters, a record of the Regiment, were published, and collected.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of one scrapbook containing clippings dating from 1898-1932. The material relates to the Spanish-American War (War of 1898) and gives accounts of camp life in Georgia. Later newspapers relate to the assassination of President McKinley and activities of veterans of 1898.



Note:  The NSHS archival collections, library catalog, and Nebraska History magazine contain a wide variety of resources relating to the service of Nebraskans during the Spanish-American War.



DESCRIPTION



Scrapbook, 1898-1932



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Mason, Joseph Conway, 1867-

Nebraska Infantry. 2nd Regiment, 1898-1899

Spanish-American War, 1898

Veterans — Nebraska — History



 



HEK/js   07-08-1965

Encoded TMM   07-02-2010