Guide to the Harry H. Meusel papers M2191

Malgorzata Schaefer
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
April 2017
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064


This is a listing of materials rather than a true finding aid.

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Harry H. Meusel papers
creator: Meusel, Harry H.
source: Bartleby's Books
Identifier/Call Number: M2191
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet one binder, rehoused in a half mb
Date (inclusive): 1898-1905

Content Description

16 manuscript letters (approx 45 pages), photographs

Scope and Contents

The materials consist of Harry Meusel's letters home to his parents and siblings while serving as a hospital steward in the Philippines during the Spanish American War and subsequent conflict with Philippine insurgents. The letters are accompanied by photographs of his voyage to Manila aboard the U.S.S. Sherman transport ship, camp views and images of the men of the 3rd U.S. Infantry in the Philippines, and a cabinet photo of Meusel in his dress whites taken in Manila. Also included with one of the letters are several small fabric samples.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: lish.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase; 2016. Accession MSS 2017-013.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Harry H. Meusel papers (M2191). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Meusel, Harry H.
Bartleby's Books

half-box 1, Folder 1-3

Letters address to mother and all, sister and all, brother Norbert and all

half-box 1, Folder 3

Letter to Ma from ?, with dress fabric samples

half-box 1, Folder 4

Photographs: 17 small snapshots illustrating Harry's voyage aboard the U.S.S. Sherman transport ship to Port Said, Singapore and Manila; 12 photographs depicting American troops in the Philippines; one cabinet card of Harry in his dress whites.