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Foote (Morris Cooper) papers
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The papers of Morris Cooper Foote document his career in the United States Army during the Boxer Rebellion in Northern China and the Spanish-American War in Cuba.
Morris Cooper Foote was born September 16, 1843, at Madison Barracks, Sackett’s Harbor, New York, to Lyman and Mary M. (Cooper) Foote. His great-grandfather was William Cooper, the founder of Cooperstown, New York, and his maternal great-grandfather was Jacob Morris, who served as an officer in the Revolutionary War, whose father was Lewis Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Foote was also the great-nephew of novelist James Fenimore Cooper. After his father died during the Mexican War in 1846 his mother moved to Cooperstown with her children. Foote attended school here for a time, later going to Plattsburg and to a Commercial College in Syracuse.
3 Linear Feet (4 boxes, 2 map folders)
Foote's personal papers are public domain and there are no restrictions on use. Other material in the collection may be subject to copyright.
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.