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Guide to the Records of the 7th Regiment
1767-1983 (bulk 1830-1947)
  MS 556

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Collection processed by Maurita Baldock, Richard Fraser, Melissa Haley, Jan Hilley

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 18, 2018
Description is in English.

Container List

Series IV: Francis D. Landon, 1908-1918

Scope and Contents note

Francis G. Landon (1859-1947) was a politician from New York City. He joined the 7th Regiment as a private, rose through the ranks and was promoted to Major. During the period ca.1912 to ca.1916, he was involved in the education of military officers, initially as a student, but later, apparently, as an instructor. Following the United States' declaration of war against Germany in 1917, Landon served as Morale Officer at Camp Merritt, NJ. This series consists of material that Landon accumulated primarily during these two stages of his career. The series is divided into three principal subseries. These are: General Correspondence, Military Education, and Camp Merritt, NJ.

Subseries 1: General Correspondence, 1909-1915

Scope and Contents note

The General Correspondence subseries consists of personal letters to Landon and his retained copies of his replies. Letters received by Landon are arranged chronologically in a folder titled General Correspondence - Letters Received. Landon's replies are arranged alphabetically, with one folder for each recipient of Landon's letters. The letters concern two subjects: the study of military history and a proposed program of rifle practice in colleges.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Letters Received
1909, 1914-1915, undated
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Major [ ] Hutchinson - Letters Received
1915
Box: 25 Folder : 3 [ ] Parker - Letters Received
1909
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Gen. [Chas. F.] Roe - Letters Received
1909

Subseries 2: Military Education, 1912-1917

Scope and Contents note

Material in the Military Education subseries consists primarily of small booklets of problem-solving exercises for military officers. These booklets were published by the Army Service Schools, where Landon attended classes during the academic year 1913 - 1914, and perhaps at other times. For purposes of the arrangement of this series, these booklets are referred to as Map Problems, the genre name applied to most of the booklets. In those instances that Landon kept a map with the booklet, they are housed together. Otherwise, maps are housed separately. Also included in this subseries are Landon's solutions to some of the Map Problems, evidently composed as course work, and some problems that appear to have been composed by Landon, perhaps for courses that he taught. This material is arranged according to the particular school that issued it, or, if no specific school is identified, the course to which it pertains. If no school or course is specified, the folder title indicates only the type of material found within it.

Landon appears to have taught at least one course in military tactics. Some material in the collection appears to be lecture notes or typewritten handouts that accompanied lectures. It some cases, it is unclear whether these notes and handouts are from lectures that Landon attended, or whether he composed them for lectures that he delivered. Some notes and typescripts pertaining to Landon's military education at Fort Leavenworth are identified as such.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Army School of the Line - Map Problems - Course in Tactics
1912-1913
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Army School of the Line - Map Problems - Course in Tactics
1913-1914
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Army School of the Line - Map Problems - Course in Tactics
1914-1915
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Army School of the Line - Map Problems - Course in Tactics
1915-1916
Box: 25 Folder : 9 Army School of the Line - [Map Problems] - Terrain Exercise #6
1913
Box: 25 Folder : 10 Army School of the Line - [Map Problems] - The Rifle in War
1913-1914
Box: 25 Folder : 11 Army School of the Line - Organization of the German Army
1913-1914
Box: 25 Folder : 12 Special Course for the Instruction of Field Officers - Map Problems
1912
Box: 25 Folder : 13 Special Course for the Instruction of Field Officers - Map Problems
1913
Box: 25 Folder : 14 Special Course for the Instruction of Field Officers - Map Problems
1914
Box: 25 Folder : 15 Special Course for the Instruction of Field Officers - List of Lessons & Exercises
1914
Box: 25 Folder : 16 Special Course for the Instruction of Field Officers - Topics for Discussion
1914
Box: 25 Folder : 17 Special Class for Field Officers - Tactical Ride
1914
Box: 25 Folder : 18 Special Class for Field Officers - Map Maneuvers
1912-1914
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Army Field Engineers' School - Course List
1913-1914
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Army Field Engineers' School - Quiz
1914 Jan.
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Provisional Officers' Class - Map Problems
1917
Box: 26 Folder : 4 [Provisional Officers' Class] - Musketry Problems
1917, undated
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Army Staff College - Course in Historical Research
[1912-1913]
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Army Service Schools - Map Problems - Solutions Submitted by Landon (1 of 2)
1914
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Army Service Schools - Map Problems - Solutions Submitted by Landon (2 of 2)
1914
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Army Service Schools - Map Problems - Tables of Troop Blocks for Maps
1914
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Army Service Schools - Memoranda
1914
Box: 26 Folder : 10 Army Service Schools - Reprint of Order - 9th U.S. Inf.
1914
Box: 26 Folder : 11 Army Service Schools - Printed Examination Booklets
1917, undated
Box: 26 Folder : 12 [Army Service Schools] - Proposed Solution to Griepenkerl Problem
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 13 [Army Service Schools] - Residence List of Officers at Fort Leavenworth
1914
Box: 26 Folder : 14 [Army Service Schools] - Invitation
[1914]
Box: 26 Folder : 15 School of the Line and Staff - Map Problems
1914-1916
Box: 26 Folder : 16 Board of Instruction - 7th Reg't - Instructions to First Year Class
1915
Box: 26 Folder : 17 [Map Problems] - Suggestions for the Preparation of Maneuver Problems
1913
Box: 26 Folder : 18 [Map Problems] - [Problems Composed by Landon]
1914
Box: 26 Folder : 19 Notes on Map Drawing/Map Reading
[1915]
Box: 26 Folder : 20 [Lecture Notes] - Fort Leavenworth
1914
Box: 26 Folder : 21 Notes on Civil War Battles
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 22 Typewritten Notes on Military Tactics
1915, 1916, undated
Box: 26 Folder : 23 Synopses of Books
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 24 Sample Quiz Questions and Answers
[1914]
Box: 26 Folder : 25 Quizzes
1914-1916
Box: 26 Folder : 26 Examination - American Campaigns
[1914]
Box: 27 Folder : 1 NY Service Schools - Map Problem #3
1915-1916
Box: 27 Folder : 2 NY School of the Line and Staff - Bulletins
1914-1915
Box: 27 Folder : 3 NY School of the Line and Staff - Infantry Officers' Examinations
1915-1916
Box: 27 Folder : 4 NY School of the Line Map Problem #6
1915-1916
Box: 27 Folder : 5 NY School of the Line - Organizational Table of a U.S. Infantry Division
1915-1916
Box: 27 Folder : 6 NY National Guard - Typescript of Pamphlet re Trench Warfare
1916
Box: 27 Folder : 7 Advertisement for Book - Battle Fire Training
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 8 Typescript - Manual for Infantrymen
Undated

Subseries 3: Camp Merritt, 1918-1919

Scope and Contents note

The Camp Merritt, NJ subseries contains, for the most part, material created by or relating to the Morale Office at that facility. A small portion of the material in the subseries concerns the Camp in general, and is not specific to the Morale Office. Included is correspondence to and from the Morale Office. Note that this folder group is distinct from the General Correspondence subseries, and includes material addressed to other offices on Camp Merritt, but routed to and answered by the Morale Office. Letters received by the Morale Office are arranged chronologically in a folder titled Morale Office - Letters Received. Retained copies of the Morale Office's replies are arranged in folders by the name of the letter's recipient. Subjects include: programs to maintain the morale of soldiers stationed at Camp Merritt (e.g. sporting events, Christmas decorations, 4th of July fireworks, etc.); commemorative medals for the schoolchildren of Bergen County, NJ, to be paid for by the personnel of the Camp; and weekly reports to the war Department on the state of the soldiers' morale.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 9 Morale Office - Letters Received
1918-1919
Box: 27 Folder : 10 Morale Office - Letters Received - Letters from Children
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 11 Morale Office - Circular Letters Received
1918, undated
Box: 27 Folder : 12 Morale Office - Major [ ] Axton -
1918-1919
Box: 27 Folder : 13 Morale Office - Bank of Coney Island
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 14 Morale Office - Chaplain [ ] Beebe
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 15 Morale Office - Dept. of Labor
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 16 Morale Office - Dreges & Clost
1918
Box: 27 Folder : 17 Morale Office - Wm. H. Edwards
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 18 Morale Office - [ ] Evans
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 19 Morale Office - John Gorman
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 20 Morale Office - Matthew P. Halpin
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 21 Morale Office - Curtis Harrington
1918
Box: 27 Folder : 22 Morale Office - Ensign Ernest R. Holz
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 23 Morale Office - Grace W. Hurd
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 24 Morale Office - Iron Steamboat Co.
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 25 Morale Office - Edwin Newall Lewis
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 26 Morale Office - Mandalay Line
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 27 Morale Office - Arthur McAleenan
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 28 Morale Office - Col. E. L. Munson
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 29 Morale Office - Thomas H. Neary
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 30 Morale Office - Col. Charles M. O'Connor
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 31 Morale Office - Pain's Fireworks Co.
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 32 Morale Office - Capt. F. Peterson
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 33 Morale Office - Marian R. Ramsey
1918
Box: 27 Folder : 34 Morale Office - Joseph Raycroft
1918
Box: 27 Folder : 35 Morale Office - Alphonso Scerbo
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 36 Morale Office - Shamrock Towing Co.
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 37 Morale Office - Mrs. E. M. Speer
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 38 Morale Office - Maj. [ ] Sullivan
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 39 Morale Office - Mrs. E. M. Townsend
1918
Box: 27 Folder : 40 Morale Office - Winton J. White
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 41 Morale Office -Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1918-1919
Box: 27 Folder : 42 Morale Office - B. C. Wooster
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 43 Morale Office - Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co.
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 44 Morale Office - Memoranda Received
1918 Dec.-1919 Mar.
Box: 27 Folder : 45 Morale Office - Memoranda from War Dept. Morale Branch
1918-1919
Box: 27 Folder : 46 Morale Office - Memoranda Sent
1918 Nov.-1919 Aug., undated
Box: 27 Folder : 47 Morale Office - [Internal Memorandum]
1919
Box: 27 Folder : 48 Morale Office - Orders and Circulars
1918 Oct.-Nov.
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Morale Office - Weekly Morale Reports
1918 Nov.-1919 Sept.
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Morale Office - War Dept. General Orders
1918
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Morale Office - Minutes of Morale Committee
1918
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Morale Office - [Proposed Designs for Children's Medal]
[1918]
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Morale Office - Lists of Schools in Bergen County, NJ
[1919]
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Morale Office - Case of Pvt. Wm. Franklin
1918-1919
Box: 28 Folder : 7 Morale Office - Distribution of Posters
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 8 Morale Office - Schedule of Service Calls
1918
Box: 28 Folder : 9 Morale Office - Bills & Receipts re Children's Medals
1918-1919, undated
Box: 28 Folder : 10 Morale Office - [Returns of Personnel]
1919
Box: 28 Folder : 11 Morale Office - Distribution of Red Cross Packages & Xmas Trees
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 12 Morale Office -Organizational Chart of Morale Agencies
1918
Box: 28 Folder : 13 Morale Office - Booklet - Merritt Hall - Soldiers' Club
[1918]
Box: 28 Folder : 14 [Notes for Booklet]
[1918]
Box: 28 Folder : 15 Booklet - Naturalization Laws and Regulations
1918
Box: 28 Folder : 16 Booklet - War Risk Insurance Act
1919
Box: 28 Folder : 17 Petition of David Richard Gottlieb for Naturalization
1919
Box: 28 Folder : 18 List of Recreation and Entertainment Buildings at Camp Merritt
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 19 YMCA school Enrollment
[1919]
Box: 28 Folder : 20 Telephone Directories
1919 Aug., undated
Box: 28 Folder : 21 [Return of Garrison]
1918
Box: 28 Folder : 22 Sketch of [Shoulder Patch]
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 23 Clipping
1919

Single Folder Subseries, 1909-1918

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 28 Folder : 24 HQ, port of Embarkation, Hoboken NJ - Special Order
1919 Nov. 4
Box: 28 Folder : 25 War Department - General Orders
1913, 1918
Box: 28 Folder : 26 New York National Guard - General Orders
1914, 1915
Box: 28 Folder : 27 7th Regiment HQ - General Orders
1909
Box: 28 Folder : 28 Tables of Organization and Equipment, U.S. Army
1918
Box: 28 Folder : 29 Notebook
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 30 Doggerel
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 31 Clippings
1914, 1918
Box: 28 Folder : 32 Advertisement for Rifle Scope
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 33 Clippings of Maps from WWI era
1914, 1915, 1916
Box: 28 Folder : 34 Blank Contour Sheets for map Drawing
Undated

Maps

Scope and Contents note

Most of these are of the Pennsylvania - Maryland border, and were evidently used in conjunction with Map Problems. Other maps depict the Eastern and Western Fronts in the First World War, Fort Leavenworth and its environs, and locations in Central Europe.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 86 (oversize) Maps--Europe, Ft. Leavenworth and vicinity, Mexico, locations in U.S. (other than Pa-MD border), oversize contour sheets
Box: 87 (oversize) Maps--Oversize and PA-MD Border

Pamphlets, 1908-1918

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 29 Barry, Lt. Walter M.
Dreams, Joys & Sorrows of the 13th Infantry

[1918]
Box: 29 Bedier, Joseph
How Germany Seeks to Justify Her Atrocities

1915
Box: 29 Bjornstad, Capt. A.W.
The German Army

1916
Box: 29 Burnham, Lt. Col. W. P.
Army Service Schools - Annual Report

1913
Box: 29 Conger, Capt. [ ]
Preparing Tactical Problems

1916
Box: 29 Eames, Capt. E. H.
Military Maps Explained

1908
Box: 29 Eltinge, Capt. Le Roy
Psychology of War

1915
Box: 29 Eltinge, Maj. Le Roy
Notes on Cavalry

1917
Box: 29 Eltinge, Maj. Le Roy
Field Fortifications and Demolitions

1917
Box: 29 Fiske, Capt. H. B.
Some Notes on the Solution of Tactical Problems

1916
Box: 29 Fiske, Maj. H. B.
Notes on Infantry

1917
Box: 29 Ford, Clyde Sinclair
The Balkan Wars

1915
Box: 29 Hayne, Capt. P. T.
Lectures on Cavalry

1915
Box: 29 Hitt, Capt. Parker
Manual for the Solution of Military Ciphers

1916
Box: 29 Holbrook, Col. W. A.
Notes Preliminary Conference on Conduct of War

1916
Box: 29 Hutchinson, Maj. James
Notes on Military Map Reading

1915
Box: 29 Jarvis, N. S., M. D.
The Medical Side of the Army Maneuvers in Texas

1911
Box: 29 Mauborgne, Lt. J. O.
An Advanced Problem in Cryptography and its Solution

1914
Box: 29 Moore, Maj. G. D.
The Casey Firing Problem

[1913]
Box: 29 Morrison, Maj. John F.
Lectures on Patrols, Advance Guards, and Outposts (2 copies)

1909
Box: 29 Morrison, Maj. J. F.
Applied Minor Tactics (2 copies)

1911
Box: 30 Naylor, Capt. W. K.
The Principles of Strategy as Illustrated by the Civil War

1916
Box: 30 Porter, Col. J. B.
Suggested Forms for Military Passes, etc. as well as for Certain Military Agreements, such as Armistices, etc. (2 copies)

1914
Box: 30 Porter, Col. John Biddle
The Geneva and Hague Conventions

1914
Box: 30 Sherill, Capt. C. O.
Military Map Reading

1909
Box: 30 Spaulding, Capt. George R.
Notes on Bridges and Bridging

1916
Box: 30 Wadhams, Maj. Sanford H.
Elements of Military Hygiene

1914
Box: 30 Warfield, Capt. A. B.
Notes on Field Artillery

1917
Box: 30 [NY] Adjutant General
Practical talk on Summer Maneuvers

1912
Box: 30 [Army Service Schools]
Divisional Outposts

1916
Box: 30 [Army Service Schools]
European Frontiers

Undated
Box: 30 Playground and Recreation Association of America
War Camp Community Service: The Second Six Months

[1918]
Box: 30 [U. S. War Department]
Facts of Interest Concerning the Military Resources of the United States

1914
Box: 30 [Army Service Schools]
Ready Reference Notes for the Line Class in the Solution of Division and Brigade Problems Involving the Use of Signal Corps Units (2 copies)

Undated
Box: 30 [Army Service Schools]
Instruction in Equitation

1917
Box: 30 [Army Service Schools]
A Synopsis of "The Rifle in War"

1914
Box: 30 [U. S. War Department]
Manual of the Bayonet

1913
Box: 30 [Army Service Schools]
Sample Map Maneuvers

1915
Box: 30 [Army Service Schools]
Notes on Field Fortification

1914
Box: 30 [Army Service Schools]
Regulations

1913
Box: 30 [Army Service Schools]
A Study in Staff Supply

[1915]
Box: 30 [Army Service Schools]
Notes on Field Fortification

1912
Box: 30 [Gov't Printing Office]
Secretary of War Garrison's Explanation of the Military Policy Recommended by Him and Approved by the President

[1915]
Box: 30 [U. S. Army]
Questions in Guard Manual for Privates for Orderlies and Color Sentinels

1915
Box: 30 [U. S. Army Signal Corps]
Field Message Book (blank)

Undated
Box: 30 [7th Regiment]
Bulletin for the use of Officers and Enlisted Men During the Connecticut Maneuver Campaign

1912
Box: 30 U. S. War Department
Army Song Book

1918

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