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Jennette Dean Spanish-American War correspondence

 Collection — Box: Spanish-American War 1, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: 2016-017-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence received by Jennette Dean of Girard, Michigan from:

  • Orrin Bowen, Company A, 32nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry
  • Fred Bidwell, Company A, 32nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry
  • Frank Ackerman, Company A, 1st Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry
  • J.P. Speer, Company D, 31st Michigan Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War
All but Ackerman write from posts in the United States, including Camps Desoto, Fernandina in Florida, Eaton in Michigan, and Thomas in Chickamauga, GA. Ackerman writes from Siboney and Santiago de Cuba in Cuba. Jennette Dean was a teacher in Girard and Coldwater, Michigan.


  • Creation: 1897 - 1899

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.


1 Linear Feet (4 folders)

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This collection contains correspondence received by Jennette Dean from four soldiers during the Spanish-American War.


This collection is arranged by author and date.

  • Series 1, Correspondence from Frank Ackerman
  • Series 2, Correspondence from Fred Bidwell
  • Series 3, Correspondence from Orrin Bowen
  • Series 4, Correspondence from J.P. Speer

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Original donor unknown. Legacy collection from Andrew Carroll.

Finding Aid for the Jennette Dean Spanish-American War correspondence
Sharon Clairemont
August 16, 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States