Guide to the Walter Perkins Papers circa 1898-1970
Cage 839

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Perkins, Walter A.
Title
Walter Perkins Papers
ID
Cage 839
Date [inclusive]
circa 1898-1970
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 feet of linear shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Spanish-American War (Philippines) scrapbook and miscellaneous papers of Walter A. Perkins (circa 1876-1940), a member of Company E, Infantry, First Washington Volunteers.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Walter Perkins Papers, circa 1898-1970

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Walter A. Perkins (circa 1876-1940) of Yakima, WA, served in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War as a member of Company E, Infantry, First Washington Volunteers. After his return, he lived in Seattle and also in the eastern part of Washington State. He served as a Seattle police officer, and became prominent in the real estate business and in politics with the Washington State Democratic Party.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a scrapbook created by Walter Perkins during and shortly after his service as a private in Company E, Infantry, First Washington Volunteers, in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War, and a small amount of miscellaneous material. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, official documents related to Perkins's military service, calling cards, photographs, and letters.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Seattle Genealogical Society donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2016 (MS.2016.03).

Processing Information note

Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2016.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

First Washington Infantry, U.S.V., Records, 1899 (Cage 619)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army. Washington Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1st. Company E

Geographic Name(s)

  • Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902

Personal Name(s)

  • Perkins, Walter A. -- Records and correspondence--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Military.
  • Soldiers -- Washington (State) -- Correspondence
  • Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Washington (State) -- Archives

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