Frederic Jesup Stimson papers, 1802-1943 (bulk 1884-1936)


Frederic Jesup Stimson papers, 1802-1943 (bulk 1884-1936)

1802-1943 (bulk 1884-1936)

Lawyer, author and diplomat. Papers relate primarily to his teaching and scholastic activities at Harvard, 1903-1914, his career as Ambassador to Argentina, 1914-1921, and his literary endeavors and writings for Scribner's Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly and other journals. Subjects in the papers include Argentinian politics, diplomacy and society; Japanese society; World War I; and the Democratic Party. Correspondents include William Jennings Bryan, Louis Brandeis, James Bryce, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Charles Evenas Hughes, Robert Lansing, A. Lawrence Lowell, John Boyle O'Reilly, Charles Scribner, Charles Warren and Barrett Wendell. The collection also includes a large volume of family letters between Mrs. Stimson (Mabel Ashhurst Stimson) and their daughters, Mildred and Lorna Stimson.

13 document boxes, 1 narrow box, and 2 oversize boxes


SNAC Resource ID: 6670272

Massachusetts Historical Society

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