Arthur J. Lowell: Letters, 1900 February 14 to 1901 January 10, Baliuag, Philippine Islands, to Iva Hutchinson.

 

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Lowell's letter

About the Collection
Summary: Corporal Arthur J. Lowell, Company "D", 35th Infantry, U.S. Army, wrote these ten letters to Iva Hutchinson between February 14, 1900 and January 10, 1901. Lowell writes of going into the mountains to "clear out insurectos [sic]," the number of dead and captured, the use of water torture on Filipino prisoners, eating bats, his plan to translate into English the history of the Philippines that had been written on shells, the upcoming U.S. Presidential election, and a continuous thread concerning when he would be returning home.
Also included are two letters from Will Hutchinson to his sister Iva Hutchinson. These are dated September 8, 1899 and May 27, 1900.

Biography/History: Corporal Lowell was stationed near Baliuag, Bulacan Province, Luzon (Philippine Islands) from approximately 1899 through [April] 1901. Lowell, a volunteer from Baker City, OR, "met" Iva Hutchinson through her brother, Will, who was also serving in the 35th Infantry. Iva Hutchinson, occupation unknown, lived in Union, OR, but also spent significant time in the San Francisco area.
Note: Stamped in blue ink on the first page of each letter: Edward W. Nolan.

Physical Description: 12 items (43 leaves; 2 envelopes)

 

Contents

Consists of 10 letters from Arthur Lowell to Iva Hutchinson and 2 from Will Hutchinson to his sister Iva Hutchinson.

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