Papers, 1827-1981 (bulk 1872-1964).

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Grosvenor family. Papers, 1827-1981 (bulk 1872-1964).

Papers, 1827-1981 (bulk 1872-1964).

Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, subject materials, financial papers, printed matter, and personal miscellany, of various members of the Grosvenor family, principally of Amherst and Milbury, Mass., and Washington, D.C. The bulk of the papers relate to the personal and family life of Gilbert H. and Elsie M. Grosvenor in Washington, D.C., Bethesda, Md., and Baddeck, Nova Scotia; his association with the National Geographic Society and National Geographic Magazine; her community work, including marches for women's suffrage and a Washington, D.C., drive for pure milk; their family ties with the Alexander Graham Bell and Taft families; their travels; and their associations with the Clarke School for the Deaf, the Volta Bureau, the George Washington University, and Amherst College. Also included are papers of Gilbert Grosvenor's parents, Edwin A. and Lilian Waters Grosvenor, relating to family matters, Edwin's work in medieval and Byzantine studies at Amherst College, and their travels in Europe and the Middle East. Other family members represented include Edwin Prescott Grosvenor, Melville Bell Grosvenor, and Lilian Waters Grosvenor's parents, Asa H. and Elizabeth Waters. Prominent individuals represented by correspondence or other material include Herbert B. Adams, William Jennings Bryan, James Bryce, Richard E. Byrd, Joseph Conrad, George Constantine, Calvin Coolidge, Samuel S. Cox, Wilcox Darwin, Amelia Earhart, Dwight D. Eisenhower, David and Marian Fairchild, George W. Goethals, A.W. Greely, Abram S. Hewitt, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Henry Holt, Herbert Hoover, Julia Ward Howe, Helen Keller, Sinclair Lewis, Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, George C. Marshall, Alexander Meiklejohn, Fridtjof Nansen, Florence Nightingale, Chester Nimitz, Robert E. Peary, W.M. Flinders Petrie, Auguste Piccard, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest H. Shackleton, William H. and Helen Herron Taft, Ida M. Tarbell, Lowell Thomas, Delia C. Torrey, Lew and Susan E. Wallace, Woodrow Wilson, and Wilbur Wright.

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