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Floyd Dessery Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 72946-72969  
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Description
This collection consists primarily of letters written by Floyd Dessery (1879-1927) of Los Angeles, California, to his family, during his deployment to the Philippines in the Spanish-American War, as well as a diary from his time in the Philippines (1898-1899). His letters and diary reflect the daily experiences of a foot soldier.
Background
The Desserys were a Los Angeles family who lived in the city at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth century. Their son, Floyd Dessery, joined the United States Army just after the destruction of the USS Maine in the Havana harbor, which launched the Spanish-American War in 1898. He was deployed from Los Angeles and left to fight in the Philippines in June of 1898. He was stationed there until 1899.
Extent
40 items in 1 box
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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.
Availability
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