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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Tasker H. Bliss papers
    Source: James Cummins Bookseller
    Creator: Bliss, Tasker Howard, 1853-1930
    Identifier/Call Number: M2123
    Physical Description: 0.834 linear feet 2 manuscript boxes
    Date (inclusive): circa 1900-1923
    Language of Material: Materials are primarily in English.

    Content Description

    The materials consist of correspondence and related documents from his time as Collector of Customs for Cuba, personal and administrative correspondence received while on the Army War College Board, drafts and finished texts of speeches, book reviews, military reports, expense statements and other documents.

    Processing Information

    Minimally processed.

    Biographical / Historical

    Tasker Howard Bliss (December 31, 1853 - November 9, 1930), was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point (class of 1875), inspector of European military schools in the late 1880s, military attaché to Spain at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, served as Collector of Customs for Cuba and the Port of Havana from 1898-1902. He later was appointed governor of Moro Province in the Philippines and held other posts in the islands. He served as President of the Army War College on two separate occasions, and was named Army Chief of Staff in 1916, serving until May 1918. Personal papers at the U.S. Army Military History Institute (1871-1909).

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased by Stanford University Libraries in 2014.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Tasker H. Bliss Papers (M2123). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bliss, Tasker Howard, 1853-1930