Tasker H. Bliss papers M2123

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
April 2016
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064


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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

box 1, folder 1

Customs reports and Personal reports, Havana Cuba, January-April 1902, by Major, Commissary Subsistence, U.S.A.

box 1, folder 2

Correspondence - Acting Collector of Customs, Havana, Cuba, April 1902

box 1, folder 2

Official telegram War Department, Headquarters Department of Cuba, Office of the Collector of Customs for Cuba, May 1902

box 3, folder 3

Correspondence, Major, Collector of Customs for Cuba, May 1-6, 1902

box 1, folder 4

Correspondence - Major, Collector of Customs for Cuba; Acting Collector of Customs for the Port of Havana; May 7-12, 1902

box 1, folder 5

Correspondence - Major, Collector of Customs for Cuba; Acting Collector of Customs for the Port of Havana; May 13-19, 1902

box 1, folder 6

Correspondence - Major, Collector of Customs for Cuba, May 18, 1902: many letters about leaving Cuba

box 1, folder 7

Address to those completing training as intelligence officers, General Staff in the army, n.d. - typescript

box 1, folder 7

Address, dinner of Council on Foreign Relations (published in its journal)

box 1, folder 7

Address to Headquarters Department of Mindanao, Zamboanga, P.I. - typescript

box 1, folder 8

Graduation speech, Institute of Technology - typescript and handwritten

box 1, folder 8

Talk about problem of the Peace Conference - typescript

box 1, folder 9

Article published in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, July 1905, p. 1 missing

box 1, folder 9

The Later Roman Empire by Tasker H. Bliss

box 1, folder 10

The important elements in modern land conflicts, by Brigadier-General Tasker Hl. Bliss, General Staff, U.S.A., President, Army War College

box 1, folder 11

Address to members of the America-Yugoslav Society

box 1, folder 11

Address at luncheon of the Union Inter-Alliee, in honor of Marshal Foch, Novermber 18, 1921 - typecscript and handwritten

box 1, folder 12

Chart of amounts paid and collected, dated May 3, 1902

box 1, folder 12

Statement of expenses of General T. H. Bliss, November 1902

box 2, folder 1

Correspondence from Charles Michaelson, New York World, March 14, 1927

box 2, folder 1

The Armistices, published in American Journal of International Law, no. 2 Jackson Place - typescript with annotations

box 2, folder 2

Address, Institute of Politics - typescript

box 2, folder 2

Address, Business Men's Luncheon Club in Baltimore - typescript with annotations

box 2, folder 2

Book review of the Study of War for Statesman and Citizen, typesecript andyt published in American Journal of International Law, January 1928

box 2, folder 3

Book review of Statemanship or War by General Palmer, to be published in American Journal of International Law

box 2, folder 3

Typed manuscript, 42 pp, possibly part of General Palmer's book

box 2, folder 4

Address to fellow members of the Council and guests - handwritten

box 2, folder 4

Address? - typescript and handwritten

box 2, folder 5

Military Schools of Germany - typescript 84 pp plus appendix

box 2, folder 5

Military Art - typescript 169 pp

box 2, folder 6

Publication: Discours prononce a la distribution des prix

box 2, folder 7

Publication: Customs tariff for posts in the isalnd of Cuba, 1900

box 2, folder 8

Letter authorizing tract on Magnolia Bluff near Seattle, Washington be a site for a military post on Puget Sound, March 2, 1896

box 2, folder 8

Correspondence, January - June, 1905 - contents from a binder