Guide to the William C. Gleim Letters

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Creator: Gleim, William C.
Title: William C. Gleim letters
Dates: September 11-November 4, 1899
Quantity: 0.025 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: A 143
Summary: William C. Gleim was an enlisted man from Chicago during the Philippine-American War (Philippine War of Independence), probably in the 1st Illinois Battalion. The collection (1899) contains correspondence written from Gleim to his parents from the transport ship Sherman en route to the Philippines, and from Luzon.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

William C. Gleim was an enlisted man from Chicago during the Philippine-American War (Philippine War of Independence), probably in the 1st Illinois Battalion. At one point, he was located in the Presidio, San Francisco, on the transport Sherman en route to the Philippines, and in Luzon.

Content Description

The collection contains correspondence, September 11-November 4, 1899.

He wrote letters to his parents from the Presidio, San Francisco, from the transport ship Sherman en route to the Philippines, and from Luzon. His letters are descriptive of soldier life, little of it positive.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Use :  

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Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], William C. Gleim letters, A 143, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.


Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Gleim, William C.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Soldiers--United States--Correspondence
  • Spanish-American War, 1898
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence

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