Peter Bernard Kyne war correspondence
Scope and Contents
Correspondence written while Kyne served in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War was mostly written while he was stationed in Manila. His letters describe army life, and the conditions of the city of Manila and its residents. He also describes battles, insurgents, fellow solders, and officers.
Letters written between the wars refer to his voyage home after his discharge, and visits with relatives in San Francisco.
There is one letter written from France, on October 3, 1918, where he writes about his experience thus far. His signature notes that he was a captain serving with the American Expeditionary Force.
The collection also includes a discharge notice from service in the Spanish-American War.
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Biographical / Historical
Peter Bernard Kyne (1880 - 1957 ) was born in San Francisco, where he lived the greater part of his life. He became a writer of novels, short stories, and articles. When still under 18, he lied about his age and enlisted in Company L, 14th U.S. Infantry, which served in the Philippines from 1898-1899.
The Spanish-American War and the following insurrection of General Emilio Aguinaldo provided background for many of Kyne's later stories.
In 1910, Kyne married Helene Johnston. During World War I, he saw action as a captain in Battery A of the 144th field Artillery, known as the California Grizzlies. This experience again provided material for future stories.
0.025 linear feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
Peter Bernard Kyne (1880 - 1957) a soldier who served in the Spanish American War and WWI, became an author whose war experience provided the background for many of his later stories. The collection (1898-1918) contains correspondence written while Kyne served in the Philippines, during his discharge between wars, and a later letter written in France during WWI.
Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2013.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Authors, American -- California -- San Francisco Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Manila (Philippines) -- Social life and customs Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Military Subject Source: Archiveswest
- San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Soldiers Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Campaigns -- Philippines Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army
- United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
- World War, 1914-1918 -- France Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Peter Bernard Kyne War Correspondence
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