Henry A. Dobson papers
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Scope and Contents
The Henry A. Dobson papers include Dobson's letters home during the Spanish-American War, and the news of his death from typhoid fever in 1898. Dobson’s letters detail his battles with illness, his role as sergeant, and his experiences in camp life (including his observation that "Tampa is a BUM place"). Clippings taken after his death contain information on the community response, as well as the investigation by the Department of War into his death as a result of potential medical malpractice. The collection also contains photographs of the Dobson family, as well as photos of Dobson in uniform, and a photo of the grave marker erected for him in 1904.
- Created: 1897-1904
- Other: Majority of material found in 1897-1898
- Dobson, Henry A. (1878-1898) (Person)
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Language of Materials
This collection consists of the personal papers and letters of Henry A. Dobson, a soldier during the Spanish-American War.
Materials are arranged according to type.
Method of Acquisition
- Henry A. Dobson papers
- Justin M. White
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