Herbert Welsh Papers, 1895-1913

 About the Collection

This collection is part of the Lanzar-Carpio, Maria C., 1907- Papers. The papers were largely acquired from Welsh by Maria C. Lanzar-Carpio for use in researching her doctoral dissertation, "The Anti-Imperialist League" (University of Michigan, 1928), but they are intermingled with other papers, chiefly copies borrowed from other sources.

While letters addressed to M. K. Sniffen, business editor of City and State, to Roy Smith, also of City and State, and to Welsh's colleagues in the League were doubtless a part of Welsh's own files, as were a number of letters and transcripts to miscellaneous addressees provided for Welsh's use in promoting various causes, there are, in addition, an undetermined number of transcripts made by Lanzar-Carpio from originals held elsewhere (cf. her dissertation, p. 9-10 and 269)

Gift of Maria C. Lanzar-Carpio, 1928.


Chiefly correspondence and documents relating to efforts opposing American imperialism in the Philippines, including passage of a favorable tariff, achieving Philippine independence, the American presence in the Philippines 1901-1904, and halting American aggression against the Philippine people.
Many items relate to the League's efforts to document American atrocities, especially in the use of the so-called "water cure," to an inquiry into the death of Private Edward C. Richter, and to Welsh's 1903 demand for publication of General N. A. Mile's report on conditions in the Philippines including instances of atrocities. Also included is correspondence on organizational matters of the League, fund raising, other causes, the editorial management of City and State, and personal affairs

  • 765 items.

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