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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



 



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