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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Correspondence 1873
DATE SPAN: 05/01/1873 - 05/01/1873

DESCRIPTION: 1 letter (ALS with a typed transcript) to Hein from Mrs. Hester Dana, wife of General J.J. Dana, regarding some things she was going to send him "to alleviate . . . the hard lot of a tour of duty in Arizona."

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Correspondence 1888
DATE SPAN: 09/12/1888 - 12/20/1888

DESCRIPTION: 1 transcribed fragment of a letter praising Hein for his work at the Infantry and Cavalry School, a letter of recommendation for the Bureau of Military Intelligence and a letter from Wesley Merritt congratulating Hein on a promotion.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Correspondence 1889
DATE SPAN: 03/02/1889 - 11/14/1889

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence regarding Hein's tour of duty as Military Attache of the U.S. legations in Vienna, Rome, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Paris, and London. Includes Hein's orders and a letter from Secretary of State Thomas F. Bayard.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Correspondence 1890
DATE SPAN: 04/11/1890 - 06/21/1890

DESCRIPTION: 1 letter from Wesley Merritt and 1 letter from Army headquarters regarding a recommendation that Hein be promoted to "brevet 1st Lieutenant" for bravery in action against the Indians.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Correspondence 1891
DATE SPAN: 02/01/1891 - 08/12/1891

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding, for the most part, Hein's duties in Vienna.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Correspondence 1892
DATE SPAN: 02/27/1892 - 10/29/1892

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding Hein's work in Europe.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Correspondence 1893
DATE SPAN: 06/28/1893 - 12/01/1893

DESCRIPTION: 1 document authorizing Hein to see military operations and a letter notifying Hein that he was relieved of his duties as Military Attache in Europe.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Correspondence 1894
DATE SPAN: 01/16/1894 - 12/11/1894

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding Hein's return to the U.S. from Vienna. Also includes extracts from a Military Information Division memorandum regarding Hein's report of his military findings while stationed in Vienna.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Correspondence 1895
DATE SPAN: 01/09/1895 - 12/18/1895

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence regarding Hein's report of his military findings while stationed in Vienna and regarding the possibility of his receiving the position of Commandant of Cadets at West Point.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Correspondence 1896
DATE SPAN: 12/17/1896 - 12/17/1896

DESCRIPTION: TLS from Frederick D. Grant, son of President Ulysses S. Grant, to C.W. Larned regarding the possibility of Hein's appointment to the position of Commandant of Cadets at West Point.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Correspondence January to March 1897
DATE SPAN: 01/17/1897 - 03/31/1897

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence congratulating Hein on his appointment as Commandant of Cadets at West Point.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Correspondence April to December 1897
DATE SPAN: 04/02/1897 - 12/12/1897

DESCRIPTION: Letters congratulating Hein on his appointment as Commandant of Cadets at West Point.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Correspondence 1898
DATE SPAN: 07/28/1898 - 09/05/1898

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding visits to West Point.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Correspondence 1899
DATE SPAN: 03/24/1899 - 10/25/1899

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence, including a letter from Theodore Roosevelt (original in "Presidential Autographs Collection").

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Correspondence 1900
DATE SPAN: 03/20/1900 - 11/14/1900

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding visits to West Point.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Correspondence 1901
DATE SPAN: 01/09/1901 - 09/03/1901

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the end of Hein's commission as Commandant of Cadets at West Point. Includes the official order for Hein to be relieved and to rejoin his regiment (in the Phillipines) and receipt of payment for travel to San Francisco.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Correspondence 1903 to 1904
DATE SPAN: 12/04/1903 - 08/23/1904

DESCRIPTION: Special orders allowing Hein leave of absence for illness from December 1903 to March 1904, orders to appear before the army retiring board, and Hein's retirement orders as of 7/28/1904. Also includes a letter from Wesley Merritt.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Correspondence 1905 to 1906
DATE SPAN: 10/23/1905 - 06/14/1906

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding Herbert Hein's acceptance into the U.S. Naval Academy, a photograph of Otto Hein, and an invitation for Otto Hein to become a Companion of the Military Order of Foreign Wars.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Correspondence 1907 to 1909
DATE SPAN: 04/11/1907 - 07/13/1909

DESCRIPTION: Includes 3 letters of appointment for audiences with King Victor Emmanuel and Queen Helena of Italy, notice of a meeting of the Society of American Wars, and a letter from G. Henderson.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Correspondence 1920
DATE SPAN: 03/24/1920 - 12/18/1920

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Hein's former army amd Military Academy associates regarding the 50th reunion of the West Point class of 1870. Also includes letters regarding gifts made by Hein to the Military Academy at West Point and to Georgetown University.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Correspondence 1921
DATE SPAN: 08/19/1921 - 08/19/1921

DESCRIPTION: Letter and notes to Hein from W.S. Edgerly, regarding the Battle of Little Big Horn ("Custer's Last Stand"). Edgerly was presents moments before and after the battle and contends that Custer's actions were correct and he was not to blame for the massacre.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Correspondence 1922
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1922 - 12/31/1922

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence form former colleagues.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Correspondence 1923
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1923 - 11/28/1923

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Correspondence 1924
DATE SPAN: 01/05/1924 - 12/30/1924

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Correspondence 1925
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1925 - 12/18/1925

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence, most regarding Hein's book, Memories of Long Ago.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Correspondence 1926
DATE SPAN: 01/10/1926 - 11/01/1926

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence, including references to Hein's book from friends, general readers, libraries, and magazines. Also includes correspondence with the War Department regarding a pension due to Hein.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Correspondence 1927
DATE SPAN: 01/24/1927 - 12/02/1927

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence, including letters regarding a book written by Douglas Dawson.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Correspondence 1928
DATE SPAN: 02/27/1928 - 12/26/1928

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Correspondence 1929
DATE SPAN: 01/04/1929 - 12/26/1929

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence including a letter seeking information about early Georgetown and a letter from the Columbia Historical Society thanking Hein for a copy of his book.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Correspondence 1930 to 1931
DATE SPAN: 06/21/1930 - 10/11/1931

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Correspondence Undated ca.1873-99
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1873]? - [12/31/1899]?

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence. Includes a response to verbal attacks made against the Commandant of Cadets (probably Hein: although his name is never mentioned, the letter refers to the present Commandant appointed in 1897).

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Correspondence Undated ca.1900-1924
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1900]? - [12/31/1924]?

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous cards.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Correspondence Undated ca.1925-30
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1925]? - [12/31/1930]?

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence.

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Correspondence Binder
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1900]? - [12/31/1930]?

DESCRIPTION: One of the binders in which Hein kept his correspondence.

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