Correspondence and manuscripts (including an autobiography) of Edwin Emerson, journalist and miscellaneous writer, touching on his experiences in the Spanish-American, Russo-Japanese, and First World Wars. Includes photographic materials.
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Edwin A. Emerson, Jr. (1869-1959) was a noted journalist and war correspondent. Born in Dresden, Germany, Emerson graduated from Harvard University in 1891. He worked as a correspondent for the "Boston Post," the "New York Evening Post," and other periodicals. During the Spanish-American War, Emerson worked as a spy in Puerto Rico and joined the Rough Riders, serving as regimental clerk to Theodore Roosevelt.
Emerson covered the Russo-Japanese War and was taken prisoner by Japanese forces. In World War I, he wrote dispatches from the German side of the conflict. Emerson established the Society of American Friends of Germany in 1933, and, at one point, he met with Adolf Hitler.
Emerson published several books, includinig "A History of the 19th Century" and "Adventures of Theodore Roosevelt."
Edwin A. Emerson, Jr. died in San Franciso in 1959 at the age of 90 years old.
[Source: "Find a Grave" Online].
3 Linear Feet (3 records cartons, 1 document case, 1 oversize folder)
Gift of John S. Mayfield, November 1976.
Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository