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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Daniel D. Harkness papers
    Dates: 1898-1971
    Bulk dates: 1898-1928
    Collection Number: mssHarknesspapers
    Creator: Harkness, Daniel D.
    Extent: 263 items in 2 boxes and 1 panoramic roll
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection primarily consists of military records and photographs belonging to Daniel D. Harkness.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administration Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Daniel D. Harkness papers. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift from Mrs. Land, 1988.


    Daniel D. Harkness was born on November 26, 1877 in Buck Grove, Crawford County, Iowa. He was a plumber before he enlisted in the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry in Troop E in 1898. As part of the Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, he was involved in the Spanish-American War in Cuba, the Battle of Las Guasimas, the Battle of San Juan Hill, and Siege of Santiago. In 1899, Harkness reenlisted in the 34th Infantry Regiment United States Volunteer in Company E. While in the 34th regiment, Harkness was in the Philippines and marched from Talavera and Santo Domingo and was part of Major-General Lawton’s northern expedition in Luzon. From 1907-1910 and in 1921, Harkness worked for the United States Department of Agriculture in the Forest Service. Harkness enlisted in the 29th Engineers, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) during World War I. He passed away on November 29, 1928 in Los Angeles, California.

    Scope and Content

    The Daniel D. Harkness papers primarily consist of diaries, military records, and photographs related to his service in the 1st Volunteer Cavalry, 34th Infantry Regiment, American Expeditionary Forces, and Forest Service. There are 189 photographs of the Philippines, Hawaii, Arkansas, Lake Arrowhead, New Mexico, and at sea. In addition, there is ephemera related to his time in Langres, France with the AEF. There is a folder with items related to John C. Couts and another related to Oscar N. Land. Other ephemera includes material related to the Roosevelt's Rough Riders Reunion in 1928. There is an oversize panoramic photograph of 604th Engineer Company D, C, and F Washington Barracks, D.C., August 1917. Note: This panoramic photograph is fragile.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Harkness, Daniel D.

    Corporate Names

    United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
    United States. Army Pay, allowances, etc.
    United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 34th (1916-1958)
    United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st
    United States. Forest Service--Officials and employees


    Spanish-American War, 1898
    Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Philippines
    World War, 1914-1918


    Military records