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Edna McClellan Papers

Identifier: AC 568-p

Scope and Content

Collection contains correspondence of Edna McClellan of New York City to collect money through chain letters to build a home in Washington D. C. for Admiral Winfield Scott Schley, commander of the USS Brooklyn and the “Hero of Santiago” of the Spanish-American War. Collection also contains correspondence between the Admiral and McClellan, legal documents concerning Schley, and a number of newspaper clippings about McClellan and the “Endless Chain” letters. Also part of the collection are fraternal documents and genealogy information related to the Dodge and McClellan families, as well as 181 mostly unidentified photographs (Texas, Civil War, family portraits) in the Photo Archives (HP.1992.38).


  • 1867-1918
  • Majority of material found in 1900-1903

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.


1 Folder

Separated Material

Photographs have been transferred to the Photo Archives (HP 1992.38)
Guide to the Edna McClellan Papers, 1867-1918
Edited Full Draft
© 2013
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Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090