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Leonard Wood Letters

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: 1988-12-07

Biographical History

Leonard Wood (1860-1927) was a physician, soldier and United States military governor to Cuba and the Moro Province of the Philippines. Wood is best known for his work with the military and the Republican political party, his controversial governorship in the Philippines, and his relationship with Theodore Roosevelt. He also served as physician to several presidents, including William McKinley and Grover Cleveland.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Leonard Wood Letters consists of thirteen pieces of outgoing correspondence written between 1871 and 1927. Subjects include discussions about his philosophy of military service, the Moro conflict in Cuba, the politics and potential for economic development in the Philippines, and the death of Theodore Roosevelt.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged chronologically.


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Subject Headings


Ackerman, Ernest A.
Davenport, Henry J.
Fallows, Edward Huntington, 1865-
Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921.
Hickok, Paul Robinson, 1877-1945.
Maxwell, Perriton, 1868-1947.
Moses, George Higgins, 1869-1944.
Smith, Alexander N.


Cuba -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Cuba -- History -- 1899-1906.
Philippines -- Economic conditions -- 1918-
Philippines -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Philippines -- History -- 1898-1946.
Philippines -- Politics and government -- 1898-1935.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Cuba.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Philippines.
United States -- Insular possessions.
United States. -- Army -- Officers.

Genres and Forms

Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Leonard Wood Letters,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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