Warner, Fulmer

Fulmer Warner papers, 1898–1981.
2 boxes, plus 1 oversize folder (0.83 linear feet).
About Fulmer Warner

Fulmer Warner (1878-1972) was a Private in the United States Marine Corps (enlisted in 1897) who saw action in the Philippine Insurrection and in China during the Boxer Rebellion. His last posting was in Puerto Rico. He was discharged in 1903, after which he returned to Berks County, Pennsylvania. Later he moved to California, where he died at the age of 94.

Frank Robinson Brown (d. 1981) was a radio and television journalist, director and actor. He served in the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant during World War II (possibly a friend of Fulmer Warner).

About the collection

This is a collection of documents, photos, and ephemera of Fulmer Warner related to his service in the United States Marine Corps. Items include: correspondence related to his attempts to receive compensation for injuries sustained during his service; a “clothing requisitions and receipts” log dated 1899; a Spanish/English phrase book and dictionary; a small itinerary and address book; a roster of officers of the US Naval Force on Culebra Island; car registrations from Berks County; a bound volume, “The Cruise of the US Flagship Olympia”; discharge papers, 1903; a pension certificate, 1928; and rules and regulations of the “Olangapo, P.I, Amusement Company” (of which Warner Fulmer was the Secretary and Treasurer). Images include photographs, cabinet cards, and cartes de visites, of Warner with other members of Company H, 1st Regiment in Cavite and Olongapo in the Philippines. Also included are photographs of Philippine Islands residents, photos of workers at Eberly and Orris Manufacturing Company, studio photographs of Warner in his dress uniforms, and an oversize photo of Company H, 1st Battalion, USMC, 1901. The collection also includes a small number of records related to Frank R. Brown, including a newspaper obituary, his dogtags, a set of brass initials of the Royal Airforce Medical Corps (that belonged to Brown’s stepfather), and a news clipping of a story by Brown.

Subjects
  • Brown, Frank Robinson, d. 1981
  • Olympia (Cruiser)
  • Olongapo (Philippines)
  • Philippines–History–Philippine American War, 1899-1902
Types of material
  • Cabinet photographs
  • Correspondence
  • Military records
  • Photographs
Reference files
  • Olympia
  • Olympia, Officers and Crew
  • Olympia Images
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