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Edward T. Osler, Military Correspondence

Identifier: MS-0109

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1917-1961


Conditions Governing Access

The correspondence is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

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.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

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