Catherine Drinker Bowen papers, 1793-1980 (bulk 1934-1972).

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Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973. Catherine Drinker Bowen papers, 1793-1980 (bulk 1934-1972).

Catherine Drinker Bowen papers, 1793-1980 (bulk 1934-1972).

Family and general correspondence; drafts of speeches, writings, and articles; literary manuscripts; research notes; publication production materials; clippings; scrapbooks; printed matter; and other papers relating primarily to Bowen's writings, especially her biographies of John Adams, Francis Bacon, Sir Edward Coke, Benjamin Franklin, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, and her study of the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Other topics include the Drinker family and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference of Middlebury College, Vt. Correspondents include Julian P. Boyd, John Ciardi, Henry Steele Commager, Norman Cousins, Bernard Augustine De Voto, Felix Frankfurter, Hubert H. Humphrey, Lady Bird Johnson, Archibald MacLeish, Richard M. Nixon, Harold Ober, Ezra Pound, J.H. Powell, James Reston, Barbara Rex, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Barbara Wertheim Tuchman, Earl Warren, and Edward Weeks.

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Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-1980

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Cousins, Norman.

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Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973

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Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626

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Weeks, Edward, 1898-1989

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John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States, born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He served as defense counsel for British soldiers accused of Boston Massacre in 1770; as delegate to Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778; as member of committee charged with drafting Declaration of Independence in 1776; as congressional commissioner to France from 1778 to 1779; as minister to United Provinces in 1780; and negotiated a loan from Dutch bankers in 1782. Adams join...

Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998

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Warren, Earl, 1891-1974

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Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978

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