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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
  • Arrangement
  • General
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Oscar Fitzalan Long papers
    Creator: Long, Oscar Fitzalan, 1852-1928
    Identifier/Call Number: mssLong
    Physical Description: 14.76 Linear Feet (10 boxes and 10 volumes)
    Date (inclusive): 1874-1941
    Abstract: A collection of papers related to the life and career of Oscar Fitzalan Long, American Army General.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Oscar Fitzalan Long papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Argonaut Book Shop, December 1960.

    Biographical / Historical

    General Oscar Fitzalan Long (1852-1928) was an United States Army officer who was born in New York and graduated from West Point in 1876. He saw active service during the Indian Campaigns of 1876 to 1879 and was aide-de-camp to Colonel Nelson A. Miles, then in charge of the Yellowstone Command. Long was appointed general in 1901 and served as general superintendent of the Army Transport Service during the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection. He was married to Amy Requa, daughter of California financier Isaac L. Requa.

    Scope and Contents

    A collection of approximately 800 items from 1874 to 1941; the collection consists of letters (including 6 letter books), manuscripts, a journal, a diary, scrapbooks, and clippings, related to the life and military career of General Oscar Fitzalan Long. Along with the correspondence, which is mainly from 1898 to 1902, the collection also includes a journal of an expedition from Ft. Keogh under Colonel Miles in 1879, an unpublished manuscript of Long's "History of the Quartermaster Department, U.S. Army," and scrapbooks of life at West Point and the Spanish-American War. Also included are letters and diaries of Long's wife, Amy Requa Long, and letters from Collis Potter Huntington.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Huntington Library Staff, circa 1965. In 2020, Gayle Richardson created the finding aid derived from a legacy summary report.


    Arranged by subject and format.


    Former call number: mssLong papers.

    Related Materials

    A small group of photographs from this collection were transferred to the Photo Archives in 1995: pf 21134, 21136-21138, 21140.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Indians of North America -- Wars -- Montana
    Spanish-American War, 1898
    Fort Keogh (Mont.) -- History
    Clippings (information artifacts) -- United States -- 19th century
    Clippings (information artifacts) -- United States -- 20th century
    Diaries -- United States -- 19th century
    Diaries -- United States -- 20th century
    Journals (accounts) -- United States -- 19th century
    Journals (accounts) -- United States -- 20th century
    Manuscripts -- United States -- 19th century
    Manuscripts -- United States -- 20th century
    Military records -- United States -- 19th century
    Military records -- United States -- 20th century
    Scrapbooks -- United States -- 19th century
    Scrapbooks -- United States -- 20th century
    Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900
    Long, Amy Requa
    Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925
    United States. Army -- Officers
    United States. Army. Quartermaster's Department
    United States Military Academy