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Orion Ashenfelter papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 0195

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a total of nineteen letters written by Orion Ashenfelter to his family. Ashenfelter was born on December 28, 1875. He was on duty with the U.S. Navy at the time that the letters were written. The first letter is dated March 3, 1900 and the last letter is dated November 3, 1901. Topics discussed in letters include personal family matters as well as events that occurred during Ashenfelter's time in service.


  • 1901-1903


Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



A collection of nineteen letters written by Orion Ashenfelter to his family while on his tour of duty in the U.S. Navy, which began on January 29, 1900. Included in these letters is an eyewitness account of events during the Boxer Rebellion in China.

Finding aid for the Orion Ashenfelter papers
Stephanie Cipres
2014 November
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Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States