Scope and arrangement
The Robert R. Rudd Papers, 1875-1906 largely record the activities of `I' Company of the 48th Infantry United States Volunteers. The collection is comprised of personal papers, correspondence, roster books, ledgers and a holograph report.
The Robert R. Rudd papers are arranged in three series:
The series consists entirely of Rudd's discharge papers from various National Guard Units. Some of the discharges are in the form of promotions to higher ranks.
The majority of the series consists of letters and telegrams dealing with official military business, such as supplies, orders, performance evaluations, and requests and details regarding the mustering out of the regiment. Correspondence of note are letters of introduction for Captain Rudd and those in praise of him. This incoming correspondence has been arranged chronologically, the outgoing correspondence also deals with military affairs. Of particular interest, is Rudd's letter, dated 1900, June 5, to his brother, who was also a captain, enclosing a descriptive history of the Igorrotes who inhabited the Benguet District and part of a report he made on the district to the government. The outgoing correspondence is arranged chronologically following the incoming correspondence.