Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987

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American diplomat; American Relief Administration worker in Russia, 1921-1923; chargé d'affaires in Morocco, 1941-1945; ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1946-1950; ambassador to Ethiopia, 1951-1953.

From the description of J. Rives Childs memoirs, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867342

United States Foreign Service officer; retired 1953.

From the description of Papers of J. Rives Childs, 1935-1987 (bulk 1975-1987). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32135429

American author and diplomat.

From the description of Proofs : of books by or about J. Rives Child 1968-1969 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833248

From the description of Letters to Jamie Cockfield 1970-1982. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 52751000

Born in Lynchburg, Va., attended Virginia Military Institute, B.A. from Randolph-Macon College and M.A from Harvard; during World War I, served in military intelligence and as liaison officer with French and British; during interwar years worked in the Soviet Union with the American Relief Administration and entered the US Foreign Service; during his long career with the Foreign Service he was stationed primarily in the Middle East; after retirement amassed a large collection of materials and prepared much scholarly work on Gioacomo Casanova; author of numerous books and articles on his career, foreign service matters, and Casanova; also served on Board of Trustees and as scholar-in-residence at Randolph-Macon College.

From the description of Papers of J. Rives Childs 1973-1979. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56456273

Born in Lynchburg, Va., attended Virginia Military Institute, B.A. from Randolph-Macon College and M.A from Harvard; during World War I, served in military intelligence and as liaison officer with French and British; during interwar years worked in the Soviet Union with the American Relief Administration and entered the US Foreign Service; during his long career with the Foreign Service he was stationed primarily in the Middle East; after retirement amassed a large collection of materials and prepared much scholarly work on Gioacomo Casanova; author of numerous books and articles on his career, foreign service matters, and Casanova.

From the description of Additional papers of James Rives Childs 1798-1973. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56455821

From the description of Additional papers of James Rives Childs 1973-1976. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56456079

From the description of Papers of James Rives Childs 1862-1971. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56043636

From the description of Papers of James Rives Childs 1823-1950. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56043638

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American diplomat; American Relief Administration worker in Russia, 1921-1923; chargé d'affaires in Morocco, 1941-1945; ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1946-1950; ambassador to Ethiopia, 1951-1953.

From the guide to the J. Rives Childs memoirs, undated, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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referencedIn Blackford, Staige D. (Staige Davis), 1898-1949. Papers of Staige D. Blackford [manuscript], 1939-1949. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf J. Rives Childs memoirs, undated Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Patterson, Jefferson, 1891-1977. Papers of Jefferson Patterson, 1824-1978 (bulk 1921-1977). Library of Congress
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. The survivors [manuscript] 1965. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Papers of J. Rives Childs, 1935-1987 (bulk 1975-1987). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Literary Correspondence and Manuscripts Collection, undated, 1929-1990. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Papers of James Rives Childs 1862-1971. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Adrian Goldstone Collection TXRC00-A16., 1922-1977 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Jefferson Patterson Papers, 1824-1978, (bulk 1921-1977) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Papers of James Rives Childs [manuscript] 1869-1983. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Papers of James Rives Childs, [manuscript] 1969. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Papers of James Rives Childs 1823-1950. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Papers of Woodrow Wilson [manuscript], 1884-1923. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Leeflang, Marco. About Casanova [manuscript] : correspondence between J. Rives Childs and Marco Leeflang, 1972-1983, 1986. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Myron Bement Smith collection, circa 1910-1970 The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
creatorOf Rosenbach Company. Correspondence, 1903-1953. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. The present status of Casanova studies / by J. Rives Childs. Randolph-Macon College, McGraw-Page Library
creatorOf Goldstone, Adrian H., 1897-1977. Adrian Goldstone Collection, 1922-1977. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Casanova : a biography based on new documents corrected proof / by J. Rives Childs. Randolph-Macon College, McGraw-Page Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Papers of James Rives Childs, [manuscript] 1942-1966. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Papers of J. Rives Childs 1973-1979. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Vignettes, or autobiographical fragments typescript / by J. Rives Childs. Randolph-Macon College, McGraw-Page Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Correspondence of J. Rives Childs [manuscript] 1958-72. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Muir mss. II, 1892-1981 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Let the credit go [manuscript] : the autobiography of J. Rives Childs, 1983. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Proofs : of books by or about J. Rives Child 1968-1969 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Letters to Jamie Cockfield 1970-1982. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Letters to Douglas Gordon, 1962-1974. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Papers of J. Rives Childs 1904-1967. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. J. Rives Childs memoirs, undated. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Additional papers of James Rives Childs 1973-1976. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Foreign service farewell : my years in the Near East : typescript, 1969 / J. Rives Childs. Randolph-Macon College, McGraw-Page Library
referencedIn Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc. Records, 1930-1991 (bulk 1937-1986). Grolier Club
referencedIn Myron Bement Smith collection, circa 1910-1970 The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Additional papers of James Rives Childs 1798-1973. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Marr, Bernhard. Catalogue of the papers of Jacques Casanova in the Stati Archivni, Mnichovo Hradǐste, Czechoslovakia [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith British Broadcasting Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown family. family
associatedWith Bryant, Louise Stevens, 1885-1959. person
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associatedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1914- person
associatedWith Campbell family. family
associatedWith Casanova, Giacomo, 1725-1798 person
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associatedWith Childs, Georgina Brykline, 1893-1964. person
associatedWith Childs, Georgina Brylkine, 1893-1964. person
associatedWith Childs, Georgine de Brylkine, d. 1964. person
associatedWith Childs, John William, 1845-1930, person
associatedWith Childs, Lucy Howard Brown, 1858-1947, person
associatedWith Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Clark, Mark W. (Mark Wayne), 1896-1984 person
associatedWith Cockfield, Jamie H., person
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associatedWith Goldstone, Adrian H., 1897-1977 person
associatedWith Gordon, Douglas H., person
associatedWith Green family. family
associatedWith Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, 1892-1975. person
associatedWith Hall, Melvin Adams, 1889-1962, person
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associatedWith Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955, person
associatedWith Ibn Saʻūd, King of Saudi Arabia, 1880-1953. person
associatedWith Iseman, Peter A., person
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associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973. person
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associatedWith Leeflang, Marco. person
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associatedWith Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 person
associatedWith Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, 1919-1980. person
associatedWith Morris family. family
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associatedWith Murphy, Robert D. (Robert Daniel), 1894-1978 person
associatedWith Noguès, Charles, 1876-1971 person
associatedWith Orgaz, Luis person
associatedWith Patterson, Jefferson, 1891-1977. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Middle East
United States Foreign relations Balkan Peninsula.
United States
Cliff School (Eastbourne, England)
Virginia
United States
United States
Middle East
Middle East
United States
Soviet Union History Revolution, 1917-1921 Civilian relief.
United States Foreign relations Middle East.
Tangier (Morocco)
Soviet Union
United States
Middle East
Tunisia
Balkan Peninsula Foreign relations United States.
Great Britain
United States
Arab countries
Palestine
United States
Iran Foreign relations.
Soviet Union Social conditions.
Balkan Peninsula
Russia
Maryland
Russia
Morocco
Saudi Arabia
Africa, North
Middle East Foreign relations United States.
Morocco
Yemen (Republic)
Soviet Union
United States
Virginia
Iran
Iran
France
Soviet Union
United States
Egypt
United States
Subject
Voyages and travels
World War, 1939-1945
International relief
Diplomats
Zionism
Authors and publishers
Authors, American--20th century--Anecdotes
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns
Capitulations
Wine and wine making
Diplomats--Anecdotes
Jewish--Arab relations
Folk art
Diplomatic and consular service
Zionism--Controversial literature
World War, 1914-1918 Secret service
World War, 1939-1945--Photographs
Cryptography
Operation Torch
World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history
Genealogy
Student exchange programs
World War, 1939-1945 Morocco
Occupation
Diplomats United States
Diplomats--United States
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Birth 1893

Death 1987

Americans

English,

French

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