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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1834.3

Sanders family correspondence concerning William H. Sanders


Correspondence concerning the death of Rough Rider William H. Sanders, orderly to Theodore Roosevelt during the Spanish-American War.


  • 1898-1899

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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0.5 linear feet (1 boxes)

Correspondence includes a letter from Sanders to his mother, letters of condolence from Theodore Roosevelt to both parents, and correspondence between the parents and army officials regarding the circumstances of Sanders's death.

Biographical / Historical

William H. Sanders, son of Charles and Helen A. Sanders and orderly to Colonel Theodore Roosevelt of the Rough Riders, died in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.


Arranged into the following series:

  1. I. Letters addressed to Charles Sanders
  2. II. Letters addressed to Helen A. Sanders
  3. III. Other letters
  4. IV. Miscellaneous

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

71M-47. Gift of Mrs. C. S. Sanders; received: 1971.

Related Materials

This collection is part of the Harvard College Library’s Theodore Roosevelt Collection. For context see: Theodore Roosevelt Collection: manuscripts--Roosevelt family papers (HOLLIS: 008186829).

Processing Information

Enhanced with digtial content by Alison Harris

Sanders family. Sanders family correspondence concerning William H. Sanders, 1898-1899: Guide.
Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
Digital content funded by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University.

Repository Details

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