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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Jennette Dean Spanish-American War correspondence
    Creator: Orrin Bowen
    Creator: Fred Bidwell
    Creator: Frank Ackerman
    Creator: J.P. Speer
    Identifier/Call Number: 2016.017.w.r
    Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet (4 folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1897 - 1899
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence received by Jennette Dean from four soldiers during the Spanish-American War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: Spanish American War 1
    Container: 1-4

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Original donor unknown. Legacy collection from Andrew Carroll.


    This collection is arranged by author and date.
    • Series 1, Correspondence from Frank Ackerman
    • Series 2, Correspondence from Fred Bidwell
    • Series 3, Correspondence from Orrin Bowen
    • Series 4, Correspondence from J.P. Speer

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title, Box number, Folder number], Jennette Dean Spanish American War correspondence (2016.017.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URL's, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Content Description

    This collection contains correspondence received by Jennette Dean of Girard, Michigan from:
    • Orrin Bowen, Company A, 32nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry
    • Fred Bidwell, Company A, 32nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry
    • Frank Ackerman, Company A, 1st Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry
    • J.P. Speer, Company D, 31st Michigan Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War
    All but Ackerman write from posts in the United States, including Camps Desoto, Fernandina in Florida, Eaton in Michigan, and Thomas in Chickamauga, GA. Ackerman writes from Siboney and Santiago de Cuba in Cuba. Jennette Dean was a teacher in Girard and Coldwater, Michigan.

    Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Spanish-American War, 1898
    Battle casualties
    Military training camps
    Military hospitals
    Sex role
    Jennette Dean