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George B. Redwood papers

Identifier: MS 2026


This collection contains military papers of Lt. George Buchanan Redwood (1888-1918) who was a soldier in World War I.


  • 1913-1918
  • Majority of material found in 1917-1918


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical Note

Lieutenant George Buchanan Redwood was born in Baltimore in 1888 to Frank Tazewell Redwood and Mary Robinson Coale. He was a Harvard Graduate, and a celebrated reporter and editor for the Baltimore News. He served in the US army during World War I with the American Expeditionary Force in France. He received several honors during his time, including two citations for bravery, the Croix de Guerre, and a Distinguished Service Medal. Redwood was killed in action in May 1918. He had no children.


0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Museum in 1974.

Related Materials

MS 0676, Redwood collection, 1828-1919

MS 1530.3, George B. Redwood papers, 1767-1940

MS 3023, George Buchanan Redwood notebooks, 1917-1918

Scope and Contents

Included in this collection are military papers of Lt. George Buchanan Redwood (1888-1918). Redwood's papers, which date from 1913-1918, contain correspondence relating to his military training and service and include orders, memoranda, and notices. Also included are memorandum books; notes on field tactics; diaries; maps of French terrain and troop positions; documents concerning his deeds and medals; and miscellaneous souvenirs such as postcards, tickets and menus.

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Revision Statements

  • 2020-01-09: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Sandra Glascock .

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States