85 [Spanish-American War] Osborn, George. Archive of Approximately 23 Letters, August 14, 1899 to January 30, 1901, approximately 100 pages, written from Negros Island (La Carlota & Barcolod), Philippines. WITH: One letter from Lee [Osborn] a Nephew, Jan. 16, 1899. Written in pencil, but very readable and condition generally very good or better. Housed in a binder with mylar sleeves; many with original covers.
A great and large archive from a detailed letter writer, with most of the letters running into multiple pages, for a total count of over 100 pages. For example, the letter from George on Jan. 15, 1900 reports: “ Just back from the fight. Killed 22, captured 29 rifles and 1 shotgun and I tell you it was a fight.” The letters run concurrent with the military action on the islands, and provide good insight from one of the more overlooked American military ‘actions’ of the late 19th-century. An examination on approval is welcome.