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George Buchanan Redwood notebooks

Identifier: MS 3023


This collection is comprised of two notebooks containing transcripts of materials related to the life and military career of Lt. George Buchanan Redwood (1888-1918).


  • 1917-1918


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This collection is open for research use.

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Biographical / Historical

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.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mrs. George B. Coale in June 1981.

Related Materials

MS 0676, Redwood collection, 1828-1919

MS 1530.1, George B. Redwood papers, 1767-1940

MS 2026, George B. Redwood papers, 1917-1918

Scope and Contents

The George Buchanan Redwood Notebooks are two volumes covering the years 1917 to 1918. His mother compiled the notebooks after Redwood’s death in 1918. The first volume contains written accounts of his life. There are several passages written in memory of his achievements, both scholastic and military. Transcripts of his citations of bravery, oath of allegiance, and his military orders are included. Some photographs of Redwood are distributed throughout the volume.

The second volume contains transcripts of letters Redwood wrote to his family and friends during the war. Several of these letters are to his mother. There are a few letters included in the volume written to Redwood. This second volume also has 56 postcards of Northern France, circa 1918, that Redwood bought.

The contents of these notebooks, though not original, were collected in memorandum of a beloved son. Mrs. Redwood typed letters to, from and about George Buchanan Redwood to remember him by. These notebooks are, in essence, scrapbooks of his life.

Guide to the George Buchanan Redwood notebooks
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Caitlin Burmeister
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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