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Harry T. Hyndman scrapbook

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151033487012]
Identifier: MS-0752
Henry Harry Tuck Hyndman (1876-1942) came from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and served a brief service as an artillery soldier in the Spanish-American War in Puerto Rico 1898. This item is a bulging and dynamic album kept by Hyndman. The 80-page scrapbook includes programs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, broadsides, souvenir medals, letters, and other manuscript items. An army-issued hardtack biscuit with manuscript annotations is included, glued to one of the pages. The scrapbook spans 1893 to 1908.

Dates

  • 1893-1908

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This item is undergoing treatment in our Conservation Department and may not be available for use. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

.26 Cubic Feet (1 custom clamshell box (10 x 13 x 3.5))

Biographical / Historical

Rewritten from dealer description:

Henry Harry Tuck Hyndman (1876-1942) came from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and was a student-athlete at Pennington Seminary and the University of Pennsylvania. He served a brief service as an artillery soldier in the Spanish-American War in Puerto Rico. He became a private in June of 1898 and mustered out in November of the same year with the Light Battery, Company A.

Sources:

Stewart's Record of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Spanish-American War (Ray, 1901) pp. 757, 875. Howard-Smith et als History of Battery A (formerly Known as the Keystone Battery) and troop A. N.G.P. (Winston, 1912).

Content Description

Rewritten from dealer description:

This item is a bulging and dynamic album kept by Henry Harry Tuck Hyndman (1876-1942). Hyndman's 80-page scrapbook includes programs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, broadsides, souvenir medals, letters, and other manuscript items. It primarily includes newspaper clippings, though a plethora of unique items are found within. The scrapbook documents a decade in the life of a young student and soldier. An army-issued hardtack biscuit with manuscript annotations is included, glued to one of the pages. He even went so far as to annotate this unlikely souvenir. The item ranges in date from 1893 to 1908.

Sources: Stewart's Record of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Spanish-American War (Ray, 1901) pp. 757, 875.

Howard-Smith et als History of Battery A (formerly Known as the Keystone Battery) and troop A. N.G.P. (Winston, 1912).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This item was purchased from Ian Brabner, Bookseller, in February 2016.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Annie Tang in June 2016.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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