Special Collection Holdings: Central America
- Kennon, Lyman Walter Vere, 1858–1918.
Papers, 1863–1917 [manuscript]. 143 items. Army officer.
Letters from Kennon to his wife, Anna Beecher Rice Kennon, letters from his superior officers, draft of a speech narrating Gen. George Crook's Chiricahua campaign, scrapbook of correspondence, articles, and newspaper clippings, and some papers of Gen. Crook, to whom Kennon was aide-de-camp. Subjects include the Indian wars and the surrender of Geronimo, Kennon's work in South America in 1891–1892, the Spanish American War, and his service in 1899 as Military Governor of the Philippines.
- Oaksmith, Appleton
Papers, 1840–1885. 2,093 items. Adventurer, author, ship owner, and industrial promoter, of Hollywood, N.C.
Correspondence and other papers concerning Oaksmith's business ventures, travel in Africa and South America, and his work as representative to the United States for William Walker, filibusterer who took over Nicaragua (1855–1860).
- Vinton, John Rogers, 1801–1847.
Papers, 1814–1861; (bulk 1837–1849). 245 items. Army officer, from Providence, R.I.
Correspondence, journals and other papers (chiefly 1837–1849). Among these papers are letters about the Mexican War and a diary (1861) of Francis Laurens Vinton while on an expedition to explore the mineral resources of Honduras, giving accounts of William Walker and the filibuster; and a copy of a speech by John Ross, the Indian leader.
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