Edward Price Bell papers, 1886-1951, bulk 1900-1942.


Edward Price Bell papers, 1886-1951, bulk 1900-1942.

Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, clippings, photos, and memorabilia from Edward Price Bell's time as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago daily news, roving correspondent for the Literary digest, and contributor to the Times of London and other publications.

26 cubic ft. (68 boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 6955986

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