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Edward T. Osler, Military Correspondence

Title: Edward T. Osler, Military Correspondence

Creator: Osler, Edward T., 1895-1964

Dates: 1918-1961

Quantity: 1 box (0.2 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0109

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Edward T. Osler, Military Correspondence (MS 0109). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.


Edward T. Osler was born in 1895 in Illinois. His parents, John Booth Osler and Mary Osler, moved to the Kenesaw, Nebraska, area about 1900, where other members of the Osler family had lived as early as 1870. Osler entered the Army Medical Corps Base Hospital 14 on 4 March 1918. He received training at Fort Riley, Kansas. On 7 June 1918, he left the U.S. assigned to Bordeaux, France, as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He returned to the United States on 23 May 1919 and received his discharge at Camp Dodge, Iowa, on 8 June 1919. Osler moved to Denver, Colorado, and became a stationary engineer with Montgomery Ward. Osler died in April 1961.

Scope and Content:

The Osler materials are largely comprised of correspondence to Osler's family while he served in the Medical Corps during WWI. Additional items include correspondence from the Kenesaw, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and the Sterling National Bank of Sterling, Colorado; Christmas cards from friends; Osler's will; a 1910-1911 report card from grade school; a 1946 bank book; deeds to gravesites purchased by Osler's mother; and newspaper clippings.


Osler, Edward T., 1895-1964

United States. Army. Medical Corps. -- Personal narratives

World War, 1914-1918

Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Correspondence, 1917-1918, May Box 1. Folder 2. Correspondence, 1918, June, 1940, undated Box 1. Folder 3. Report cards, deeds, bank book, will, newspaper clippings

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