Charles F. Manahan Papers mssManahan

Gayle Richardson
The Huntington Library
July 2020
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108

Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
Title: Charles F. Manahan papers
Creator: Manahan, Charles F., 1871-1955
Identifier/Call Number: mssManahan
Physical Description: 2.4 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1898-1946
Abstract: A collection of material collected by Charles F. Manahan related to the 34th Infantry Regiment, U. S. Volunteers and its activities during the Philippine-American War of 1899 to 1902.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Charles F. Manahan papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles F. Manahan, February 1947; and gift of Donald F. Manahan, February 1956.

Biographical / Historical

Charles F. Manahan (1871-1955) was a first sergeant with the 34th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Volunteers during the Philippine-American War from 1899 to 1902. Manahan collected military records, correspondence, and papers dealing particularly with the 34th Infantry Regiment during that action.

Scope and Contents

A collection of approximately 320 items from 1898 to 1946, it consists of military records, correspondence, papers, and ephemera of the 34th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Volunteers, active during the Philippine-American War, 1899 to 1902. The correspondence includes that of General Julius Augustus Penn, commander of the regiment. The collection also contains a small group of letters related to World War II.

Related Materials

In 1956, approximately 56 books, scrapbooks, and printed maps were transferred to the Rare Books Department; approximately 300 slides, stereopticons, and photographs were transferred to the Photo Archives (photCL 425).

Processing Information

Processed by Huntington Library Staff, circa 1960. In 2020, Gayle Richardson created the finding aid derived from a legacy summary report.


Arranged by subject and format.


Former call number: mssManahan papers.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945
Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902
Letters (correspondence) -- United States
Military records -- United States -- 19th century
Military records -- United States -- 20th century
Penn, Julius Augustus, 1865-
United States. Army. Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 34th
United States. Army -- History -- 19th century
United States. Army. Officers

Box 1, Folder 1-4

Correspondence, orders, reports, muster rolls 1898-1910

Box 2, Folder 1-8

List of names, correspondence, manuscripts, lecture program notes, and ephemera 1899-1946