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E. L. (Eli Lundy) Huggins papers, 1862-1929.
BANC MSS 81/51 c Box 1; BANC MSS 81/51 c Box 2; BANC MSS 81/51 c Box 3
Collection Overview

Title:

E. L. (Eli Lundy) Huggins papers, 1862-1929

Creator/Contributor:

Huggins, E. L. (Eli Lundy), 1842-1929, creator

Abstract:

Box 1: Letters, l862-l929, written by him, chiefly to family members, relating primarily to his service in the U.S. Army, l86l-l903. Include letters written during Civil War, l86l-l865; from Pacific Northwest and Alaska, l866-l870, with extensive comments on life and customs of "creole" populations and Russian Orthodox Church; from Montana, l879-l880, during Indian campaigns, describing camp life, skirmishes and encounters with Sioux, surrender of Rain-in-the-Face; from China, l900, with detailed comments on political chaos in aftermath of Boxer Rebellion and activities of missionaries; on tour of duty in Philippines, l900-l90l, describing Philippine life and customs. Box 2: Letters written to Huggins, including some from General Nelson A. Miles, U.S. War Department and U.S. Army; official documents including special and general orders and itineraries for tours of duty; papers relating to Civil War; miscellaneous papers concerning Philippines; reminiscences by Huggins family members; clippings about Huggins; copies of his poems and one book of his poetry; reviews of his poetry; miscellaneous writings; memorabilia. Box 3: Philippine documents, mainly from officials in the province of Olocos, l900-l901, relating to military prisoners, salaries for teachers,
reports on crime and on smallpox, etc. Included are two letters by John Franklin Bell.

Date:

1862 (issued)

Subject:

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Bell, John Franklin -- 1856-1919
Miles, Nelson Appleton -- 1839-1925
Rain-in-the-Face, Sioux chief
Russia#i#a provoslavna#i#a #t#serkov# -- Alaska
United States. -- Army -- Military life
United States. -- Army -- Foreign service -- Philippines
Dakota Indians -- Wars
Missionaries -- China
Poets, American -- 19th century -- Correspondence
Alaska -- Description and travel
China -- History -- Republic, 1912-1949
Philippines -- Description and travel
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Northwest, Pacific -- Description and travel
Montana -- Description and travel

Note:

Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1981.015--PIC)
U.S. Army officer in the Civil War.
Documents in Box 3 mainly in Spanish.

Type:

Reminiscences.
Letters.
Poems.

Physical Description:

3 boxes (1..25 linear ft.).

Language:

English
Spanish

Identifier:

BANC MSS 81/51 c Box 1
BANC MSS 81/51 c Box 2
BANC MSS 81/51 c Box 3

Origin:

California