Monday, July 14, 2008

1900-10-12 - Thorp Envelope

This envelope started out in the Philippines in the hands of a soldier. It is addressed to Mrs. Mary E. Thorp of Americus, Indiana. The return address simply says "Soldiers Mail."

For those that are not aware, there was a Philippine-American War from 1899 to 1913 and it appears that envelope held a letter form a soldier serving in that war. To what extent the soldier served or what relation Mary Thorp was, we have not been able to find out.


- Numerous facts were gathered from the private Richard Family Estate collection. These facts span numerous sources of information and contain genealogical data, photos, and newspaper articles.

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