Walter Lowry Finley Collection,
Identifier: AC 083-P
Scope and Content
Collection consists primarily of typescript copies of 34 letters Walter L. Finely wrote, while stationed in the territory of New Mexico to his mother in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1879-1881. Letters depict the routine life of a young officer stationed at various posts in New Mexico and the military actions taken against Victorio and his Apache supporters. Also included are: typed newspaper transcripts from the Daily New Mexican and Weekly New Mexican, 1876-1881, compiled by Bruce T. Ellis; and a letter to A.V. Abbott, 1883. A copy of a photograph of Lowry is located in the Photo Archives.
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Walter Lowry Finley graduated from West Point in 1879. He served as second Lieutenant in company "G", 9th calvary, an African-American regiment, stationed in the territory of New Mexico in the latter part of the 19th century.
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