Personal papers, 1918-1934.


Garfield, Harry Augustus, 1863-1942. Personal papers, 1918-1934.

Personal papers, 1918-1934.

Personal papers comprise friendly letters to and from friends made through professional contacts, personal business correspondence, genealogical information (the Ballou Family Association, for example), diary excerpts, and class notes from St. Paul's School and Williams College. Diary entries of particular interest are those that detail Garfield's recollection of his father's election and inauguration, 1880-1881. Correspondents include Lady Nancy Astor, Viscount Lord James Bryce, Lady Mary Lyell, Mary B. Eggers, Huntington Gilchrist and Dr. B.H. Ragle (Garfield's physician).

2.25 linear ft. (3 boxes)

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