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Abraham Strauss Papers

Identifier: P-648

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Abraham Strauss's professional correspondence and military records. The correspondence includes a letter from A. Vincent Osmun, head of the Botany Department at the Massachusetts Agricultural College, to Abraham's father Louis, inquiring about his son's injuries in the war and his interst in working as a graduate student at the college. It also includes two envelopes addressesed to Strauss from P.B. Wiltberger and F.A. McLaughlin, two fellow professors of botany. His military records include his 1919 Army discharge certificate and his soldier's individual pay record book.


  • 1917-1919


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Biographical Note

Abraham Strauss was born on August 3, 1892 in Boston, Massachusetts to Louis J. and Annie Strauss. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1916. He was a professor of botany at the University of Maine, and also worked as an expert for the U.S. Bureau of Plant Industry, investigating white pine blister rust. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 1918, serving as a Private in the 302 Engineers Sanitary Detachment during World War I, and was honorably discharged in February 1919.


  1. Material from the collection.
August 3, 1982
Abraham Strauss is born.
Abraham Strauss graduates with a Bachelor of Science from Massachusetts Agricultural College.
Abraham Strauss enlists in the U.S. Army.
Abraham Strauss is discharged from the U.S. Army.


0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)

Language of Materials



Abraham Strauss was a professor of botany and soldier in World War I. This collection contains his professional correspondence and military records.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information is unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Lindsay Murphy, 2021.

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Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at American Ancestors Repository

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