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Guy O. Fort correspondence transcriptions

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SFM 245

Scope and Contents

Brigadier General Guy O. Fort: Letters, Life, Losses by James M. Lavery, Ballston Spa, NY, February 2011. Typed transcriptions of outgoing letters from Fort to various people including family members while Fort was stationed at the Philippines Constabulary. Includes introduction, family tree, photocopies of photographs and newspaper clippings, and editorial comments.


  • Creation: 1905-1945


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public.

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Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Guy O. Fort (1879 – 1942) dropped out of high school and joined the army. He went to the Philippines in 1899 and stayed until he died. He was Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, and a member of the Philippine Constabulary, and the Philippine Army under the U.S. Armed Forces of the Far East. He was a leader in the Moro guerrilla resistance to the Japanese occupation of Mindanao. Fort is believed to have been killed by Japanese forces following the surrender of the Philippines in 1942, though his body was never found.


0.1 linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



Guy O. Fort was Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, and a member of the Philippine Constabulary, and the Philippine Army under the U.S. Armed Forces of the Far East. This collection contains transcriptions of letters to and from Guy O. Fort from 1905 to 1945 compiled and annotated by James M. Lavery.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by James M. Lavery, 2011.

Physical Description

1 folder

Processing Information

Collection processed by Sam Bouchat.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Guy O. Fort Correspondence Transcriptions
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Cassandra A. Schmitt and Sam Bouchat
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Finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA