Papers, 1916-1981.


Papers, 1916-1981.

Collection consists of: (Box I & II) letters to his mother recounting student life at St. Paul's school, 1923-27; letters to his mother and father describing life at Harvard & experiences of travel in Europe, 1929-37; letters recounting camp life during WWII, 1942-44; letters from 1946-49 describing a trip to France, and social and professional matters in Boston. Other papers include (Box III) copies of a juvenile newspaper "The Agawam Weekly" (1918), misc. poetry and prose, reports of the Anti-Skiing Assn. (ca. 1950) Club of Odd Volumes minutes (1970-79), letters rec'd, 1930-83 from Peter DeVries, Robert Hillyer, Albert Roussel and John J. Wright, among others. Also included are financial documents, awards and certificates, menus, programs and passports. Also: (Box IV) diary from a 1923 trip to England, a 1931 "literary and musical" diary, a memo book dated 1941, and a volume of notes, presumably used in the writing of Social History of the Club of Odd Volumes, 1887-1967 (Boston, 1969). Collection also includes: genealogies of Whiteside, Cheever, Corbin, Cabot, Dwight and Moore families (Box III); misc. letters rec'd, 1932-41, by Mrs. Moses Williams (Box III); and a volume of Williams family photographs, ca. 1915-18 (Box IV).

5 boxes (2 ft.)


SNAC Resource ID: 6673421

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