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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Correspondence: Personal, Charles C. Winnia to Mrs. Charles C. (Stella) Winnia

Series II: Correspondence, Family and Business/Legal

Series III: Newspapers and Clippings

Series IV: Military

Series V: Memorabilia

Series VI: Maps

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Charles C. Winnia papers, 1883-1929



Descriptive Summary

Creator Winnia, Charles C. 1876-1927.
Title: Charles C. Winnia papers
Dates: 1883-1929
Abstract: The Charles C. Winnia papers, 1883-1929, consist of eight boxes of correspondence, personal papers, and papers relating to Winnia's military career; photographs, post cards and other miscellaneous items; newspapers and newspaper clippings. Oversize material includes military maps and commissions.
Identification: MS 132
Extent: 4 lin. ft. (8 boxes)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center,  Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Charles C. Winnia was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, where his father was a prominent citizen who owned a large furniture store. Winnia worked with his father until 1899 when he enlisted into the Tennessee Infantry, United States Volunteers. While serving in the Philippine American War in 1901, Winnia enlisted into the United States Army, eventually rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1918. Except for the Philippine American War and World War I, WInnia was stationed mainly in the Southwest; though he served stints in Hawaii and San Francisco. During World War I, Winnia served in France, remaining there after the was as a division inspector and attending the Army General Staff College (American Expeditionary Forces). He returned to the United States in 1919, and served in the Army until a tumor in his chest forced him to retire. He did in 1927.

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Scope and Contents

The Charles C. Winnia papers, 1883-1929, consist of eight boxes of correspondence, personal papers, and papers relating to Winnia's military career; photographs, post cards and other miscellaneous items; newspapers and newspaper clippings. Oversize material includes military maps and commissions. Correspondence from Charles C. Winnia to Stella Bateman Winnia is entirely personal. Correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Winnia is from Charles C. Winnia, other family members, and congressman and state officials working to obtain a commission in the regular army for Charlie. The correspondence to his mother includes descriptions of the Philippine American War. Included is personal correspondence from various people to family members.

Collection of newspapers arranged in chronological order dating from 1900, 1902, 1905, and 1918-1919. In addition, there are newspaper clippings during the same time frame.

The military materials contain diaries and notes from his time served during both the Philippine American War in 1899-1902 and World War I, 1917-1918. Also included are recommendations for promotion, muster rolls, certificates, orders, discharge papers, and oversize commissions.

A collection of maps cover France during World War I in 1918. The one exception is a map of a portion of Mexico dated 1913, from the Army General Staff College.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Charles C. Winnia papers, MS 132, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Winnia, Charles C. 1876-1927.
Winnia, Stella - correspondence
Subjects
Philippines History Philippine American War, 1899-1902.
World War, 1914-1918.
Formats
Correspondence

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Related Material

Thomas Lyndsey Blayney papers, 1910-2004, MS 64, Woodson Research Center. http://www.rice.edu/fondren/woodson/mss/ms064.html

Waggaman Family Collection, 1841-1977, bulk 1932-63, Woodson Research Center. http://www.rice.edu/fondren/woodson/mss/ms394.html

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles C. Winnia papers, 1883-1929, MS 132, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift donated by Diane Davidson, Aug. 1972.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Correspondence: Personal, Charles C. Winnia to Mrs. Charles C. (Stella) Winnia

box folder
1 1 1905; 2 February - 3 June 1918
2 4 June 1918 - 3 July 1918
3 5 July 1918 - 22 July 1918
4 23 July 1918 - 29 August 1918
5 30 August 1918 - 4 October 1918
6 4 October 1918 - 10 November 1918
box folder
2 1 11 November 1918 - 18 December 1918
2 21 December 1918 - 18 January 1919
3 19 January 1919 - 20 February 1919
4 21 February 1919 - 23 March 1919
5 24 March 1919 - 23 April 1919
6 24 April 1919 - 20 May 1919
box folder
3 1 21 May 1919 - 20 June 1919; n.d.
2 Correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Winnia 1908; 1910; 1917-1919; n.d.

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Series II: Correspondence, Family and Business/Legal

Subseries A: Correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert G. Winnia, Sr.
box folder
3 3 3 May 1898 - 2 November 1898
4 29 November 1898 - 25 June 1899
5 28 June - 19 May 1900
6 6 June 1900 - 5 February 1901
7 12 March 1901 - 29 March 1902
box folder
4 1 11 April 1902 - 31 May 1903
2 6 June 1903 - 7 December 1903
3 20 December 1903 - 8 January 1905
4 10 January 1905 - 22 April 1906
5 1 May 1906 - 31 May 1907
6 2 June 1907 - 12 May 1908
box folder
5 1 24 May 1908 - 3 August 1909
2 1 September 1909 - 23 October 1910
3 6 November 1910 - 2 December 1911
4 3 December 1911 - 19 June 1913
5 11 July 1913 - 25 Dec. 1913; 13 Feb. 1920
6 n.d.
Subseries B: Correspondence to Gilbert Winnia, Jr.
box folder
5 7 28 March 1899; 13 June 1923 - 7 June 1927
box folder
6 1 9 June 1927 - 21 Oct. 1927; 1828 - 1929; [ca. 1926-1927]
Subseries C: Correspondence to E.H. Winnia
box folder
6 3 1901; 1903; 1907
Subseries D: Correspondence to Elsie L. Winnia
box folder
6 4 1899; 1900; 1903
Subseries E: Various personal correspondents
box folder
6 5 8 January 1883 - 23 July 1901; 1919
Subseries F: Business Correspondence: Prudential Life Insurance Co.
box folder
6 5 1918; 1922, 1923, 1924

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Series III: Newspapers and Clippings

box folder
7 1 The Nashville American, vol. 24 no. 8586 15 June 1900
2 The Manila American, vol. 3 no. 89 19 January 1902
3 Army and Navy Register, vol. 37 no. 1322 15 April 1905
4 Army and Navy Journal, vol. 42 no. 48 29 July 1905
5 The Stars and Stripes, vol. 1 no. 35 4 October 1918
6 The New York Times, vol. 68 no. 22,206 11 November 1918
7 The Stars and Stripes, vol. 1 no. 89 19 January 1902
8 The Stars and Stripes, vol. 1 no. 43 29 November 1918
9 The Stars and Stripes, vol. 1 no. 44 6 December 1918
10 The Stars and Stripes, vol. 1 no. 45 13 December 1918
11 The Stars and Stripes, vol. 1 no. 52 31 January 1919
12 The Stars and Stripes, vol. 2 no. 1 14 February 1919
13 The Stars and Stripes, vol. 2 no. 2 4 May 1919
14 Newspaper clippings 1897; 1902; 1918; 1919; 1921

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Series IV: Military

box folder
8 1 Recommendations for Promotion 1899; 1901-1902; 1917
1 Recommendations for Promotion 1899; 1901-1902; 1917
2 Muster Rolls; Certificates; Honorable Discharge Papers 1899; 1901; 1915-1916
3 Orders; Official Correspondence 1917, 1918-1920, 1922
4 Diaries and Attached Miscellaneous Notes by C. C. Winnia 1898; 1917, 1918
Oversize Commissions
All oversize commissions are located in map drawer 33.
Appointment. Company "C", 37th Regiment of Infantry, United States Volunteers 1 August 1899
Commission. Company "C", 1st Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers 17 July 1899
Commission. United States Volunteers (includes a copy) 12 AUgust 1899
Commission. United States Army (includes a copy) 2 February 1901
Commission. Philippine Scouts 1 July 1901
Commission. United States Army (includes a copy) 8 July 1902
Commission. United States Army 16 January 1913
Commission. National Army 5 August 1917
Commission. National Army 16 February 1918

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Series V: Memorabilia

box folder
8 5 Genealogical Information Re: Bateman, Barnes, Padon, and Terry Families 1915; n.d.
6 Miscellaneous 1897, 1899, 1906, 1913, 1918, n.d.
7 Miscellaneous Photographs 1919, n.d.
8 Miscellaneous Postcards n.d.
Envelope of Various Religious memorabilia

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Series VI: Maps

All oversize commissions are located in map drawer 33.
Bar-le-Duc, #51 1911
Chalons, #17, color(includes Reims) 1912
Chemin des Dames-Sud 2 August 1918
Fere-en-Tardenois [1918]
"Road Map of the Fere-en-Tardenois Sector" 28 August 1918
Fismes 22 June 1918
Fismette, includes military markings 11 September 1918
Le FOur de Paris 20 March 1918
Le Four de Paris, includes military markings 24 June 1918
Le Four de Paris, #64, includes military markings 24 September 1918
Lens April 1918
Luneville, #70, military markings 1911
Le Mans, part of Map #92 and another map pieced together, includes military markings [1918]
Mezieres, #10 (backing similar to other reinforcements, but contains a drawing called the 4th Course Map no. 2) 1918
Montberault 28 June 1918
Reims, #34 1913
Soissons #33 (3 copies) 1912
Sonora, Chihuahua and Coahuila, Mexico; War College Division General Staff December 1913
Touraine [1918]
Vailly-Sud (extract) included is a fragment of a copy of the same map August 1918
Vailly-Sud [1918]
Verdun, #35 1911

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