Guide to the Harrison W. Gardiner, Jr. Papers 1898 MG 1624
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Inventory prepared by Nicole M. Rogers.
Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis.
September 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.
Harrison W. Gardiner of Roselle, N.J. was a private in Company M, 71st Regiment NJ Volunteers during the Harrison W. Gardiner of Roselle, N.J. was a private in Company M, 71st Regiment NJ Volunteers during the Spanish-American War. He was reported dead in a newspaper obituary on August 18, 1898. However, he was still alive and returned to Roselle after the war.
This collection includes four letters from the haversack of Private Harrison W. Gardiner, Jr., of Roselle, N.J., Co. M, 71st Regiment NJ Volunteers stationed in Tampa, FL and Cuba during the Spanish-American War in 1898. The letters are from Gardiner’s friends are arranged chronologically. The first two are from Jessie M. Hixson of New York City. She discusses the false report that claimed Gardiner was missing. The third is from Nellie Wallace of Philadelphia. It discusses the fact that Gardiner had finally been accounted for, as well as how Gardiner’s family was coping in Roselle, NJ. The collection also includes a false newspaper obituary for Gardiner. The fourth letter, from Harry Scharf of New York City, responds to this false report.
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1624, Harrison W. Gardiner Jr. Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.