Papers of Samuel Eliot Morison

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Papers of Samuel Eliot Morison

1807-1976

Biographical information on Morison includes autobiographical sketches, memoirs, bibliography, correspondence and papers concerning Morison’s participation in World War I and II, papers relating to 44 Brimmer St., Boston, and memoirs, including drafts, of Morison's wives. Other personal material includes, diaries (1907-1976), research notebooks, commonplace books, Eliot Family letters (19th and 20th century), Emily M. Eliot diaries, papers of Elizabeth Shaw Morison and Priscilla Barton Morison, Morison's correspondence with his children, his statement on Sacco and Vanzetti, financial papers (1958-1969), and ballads and correspondence concerning Mt. Desert Island. General correspondence (1900-1976) contains letters of a personal and professional nature with other historians, academics, political figures, publishers, societies, Harvard colleagues, and other universities. Paris Peace conference papers include diary, correspondence, statement on policy, and articles on the Baltic States. Oxford correspondence includes Morison's letters while Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford and includes Morison family letters. Correspondence with Antha E. Card contains two boxes of correspondence between Morison and Antha Eunice Card (later Antha Eunice McDonald), who served as his secretary for nearly thirty years. The letters and memos mostly fall between 1963 and 1975, but there is one from April 10, 1946 that concerns her original hiring. Research material for his books are of a diverse nature, from notes, typescripts, card files, articles, to correspondence with publishers, assistants, and scholars, as well as illustrations. Also contains manuscripts of several of Morison's books; reviews of his books and reviews by Morison; articles by Morison; subject files, with correspondence, lectures and addresses; and research notes on a wide range of topics. Harvard Columbus Expedition material includes glass slides from the Expedition, lists of food, ships' logs, and several maps and charts used on the expedition from 1939 to 1940. Audio-visual material contains photographs of Morison and others, sailboats, 44 Brimmer Street, and World War II scenes; silent film footage of Morison in Northeast Harbor, Maine; watercolor sketch of Morison; and recordings of interviews with Morison.

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Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy of Brookline, Massachusetts. John Kennedy, the second of nine children, attended Choate Academy (1932-1935), Princeton University (1935-36), Harvard College (1936-40), and Stanford Business School (1941). In 1940, he published a book based on his senior thesis entitled "Why England Slept." The book criticized British policy of Appeasement. In 1941, Kennedy enlisted in the Navy. In August 1943, Kenn...

Laski, Harold Joseph, 1893-1950

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Political scientist and educator. From the description of Letter of Harold Joseph Laski, 1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014835 Harold J. Laski was a political scientist and socialist, born in Manchester England. He studied at Oxford, and lectured at US universities before joining the London School of Economics (1920). He was chairman of the Labour Party (1945-6). His political philosophy was Marxism. His books, included Authority in the Modern State (1919), A Grammar...

Paris Peace Conference 1919-1920

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Pineau, Roger, 1916-

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Capt. Roger Pineau (1916-1933) was born in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1942. He came to the University of Colorado at Boulder to receive training as a U.S. Naval agent in the Japanese Language School. The Japanese Language School was instituted at the University of Colorado in 1941 to train naval intelligence officers for the Pacific war effort. Shortly thereafter, Pineau was sworn in as Yeoman 2nd class U.S.N.R. on August 5, 1942; commissioned as Ensign U....

Channing, Edward, 1856-1931

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Channing (Harvard, A.B. 1878) taught history at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Edward Channing, 1893-1931 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77069347 ...

Smith, Page

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Charles Pageward Smith was born in Md. on September 6, 1917 and had completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College in 1940. During WWII, Smith served with the 10th Mountain Division as company commander of Company C of the 85th Infantry. Following the war, he earned his doctorate at Harvard and became a noted historian, writer and professor of history who wrote a number of scholarly works on history. Smith died in Calif. on August 28, 1995. From the description of C. Page Sm...

Macleish, Archibald

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Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982) was an American poet. Kaiser is a professor of comparative literature at Harvard. From the description of Letters to Walter Jacob Kaiser, 1955-1957 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612367921 MacLeish (1892-1982) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, playwright, teacher, librarian of Congress, and public official. He was also Boylston professor at Harvard (1949-1962). From the description of Scratch : manu...

Sedgwick, Ellery, 1872-1960

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Ellery Sedgwick was editor of The Atlantic Monthly. From the description of Letter to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1920. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155884345 ...

Byrne, James MacGregor.

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Price, Lucien, 1883-1964

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Author and journalist. From the description of Fifty years backstage, 1960 Jan. 4. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 85787292 Junius Lucien Price was an American writer of books and for publications including the Boston Evening Transcript and the Atlantic Monthly . At the time of his death at age 81, he was still writing for the Boston Globe . From the guide to the Lucien Price additional papers, ca. 1863-1964., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, H...

Lowell, A. Lawrence (Abbott Lawrence), 1856-1943

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Nicola Sacco (1891-1927) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (1888-1927) were Italian immigrants who were tried and executed for robbery and murder of payroll guards Frederick Albert Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli. The case of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Sacco and Vanzetti quickly became one of America's most complicated and notorious political trials. They were found guilty on July 14, 1921, but the legal struggle to save them extended until 1927. By April 9, 1927, all appeals in the Massachu...

Lidell Hart, Basil Henry, Sir, 1895-1970.

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Jones, Howard Mumford, 1892-1980

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Jones was a Professor of English at Harvard, having joined the department in 1936; he retired in 1962 as Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of the Humanities. He was known as the "historian of American culture." From the description of Correspondence with Robert E. L. Strider, 1949-1980 (inclusive), 1962-1979 (bulk) (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064254 Writer and educator at Harvard University. From the description of Howard Mumford Jones Papers, 1915...

White, Paul Dudley, 1886-1973

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White (1886-1973) (Harvard, M.D. 1911) was clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, 1940-1950, and on the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass., 1911-1950. One of the early specialists in cardiology, White introduced the first electrocardiograph to Boston in 1914, and was one of the three physicians after whom the W.P.W. Syndrome was named. White's book Heart Disease (1931) established his reputation as a leading cardiologist. From the description ...

United States. Navy

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Built and launched at New York Navy Yard; commissioned Nov. 12, 1944; scraped in 1993. Served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. From the description of USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) photograph collection 1944-1971. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 41657866 The federal government decided in 1941 to send Supply Corps personnel to Harvard Business School for training in the business of equipping the Navy. This was effected by a transfer...

Andrews, Charles McLean, 1863-1943

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Historian, educator, and author. From the description of Charles McLean Andrews collection concerning colonial history, 1663-1800. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131880 Charles McLean Andrews was born on February 22, 1863 in Wethersfield, Connecticut. He graduated from Trinity College (A.B., 1884) and received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1889. Andrews taught history at Bryn Mawr College (1889-1907), Johns Hopkins University (1907-1910), and at Yale Universit...

Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1902-1985

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U.S. representative to the United Nations. From the description of Correspondence 1957. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 50307057 United States Senator and ambassador. From the description of Henry Cabot Lodge letter to Harriet L. White [manuscript], 1960 August 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 466876849 Henry Cabot Lodge (1902-1985) was a journalist, U.S. Senator, and diplomat, and the grandson of statesman Henry Cabot Lodge,...

Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998

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Historian. From the description of Reminiscences of Henry Steele Commager : oral history, [196-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122619921 From the description of Reminiscences of Henry Steele Commager : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309728956 American historian. From the description of The price of Eire's neutrality : printed, 1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Morison, Priscilla Barton, 1906-1973.

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Whitehill, Walter Muir, 1905-1978

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Beveridge, Albert J. (Albert Jeremiah), 1862-1927

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Lawyer; Indiana senator, 1899-1911; historian and author; Abraham Lincoln biographer. From the description of Correspondence, 1924-1928. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27159077 From the description of Letters: to Jesse W. Weik, 1924-1927. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27159080 Beveridge was an Indianapolis, Ind. lawyer, politician, and historical writer. He was elected to the U.S. Senate for two terms, and a...

Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

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Felix Frankfurter (November 15, 1882 – February 22, 1965) was an American lawyer, professor, and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Frankfurter served on the Supreme Court from 1939 to 1962 and was a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the Court. Frankfurter was born in Vienna, Austria, and immigrated to New York City at the age of 12. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Frankfurter worked for Secretary of War Henry ...

Morrison family.

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Harvard Columbus Expedition (1939-1940)

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Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963

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American author and critic. From the description of Typed letter signed : Westport, Ct., to Stark Young, 1937 Apr. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874884 Van Wyck Brooks was an author and educator, known for his study of, and influence on, American culture. After graduating from Harvard, he sought a literary career in New York and London, writing chiefly for magazines. While teaching at Stanford he developed his first books of criticism, leading up to his first signifi...

Santayana, George, 1863-1952

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Poet, philosopher, and educator. From the description of George Santayana correspondence and poem, 1937-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981741 Santayana (A.B. 1886) taught philosophy at Harvard 1886-1912. From the description of The realm of matter : manuscript, [ca. 1930] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612860176 From the description of The judgment of Paris : or how the first-ten man chooses a club : manuscript, 1892 Oct. 28. (Harvard ...

Pusey, Nathan M. (Nathan Marsh), 1907-2001

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Nathan Marsh Pusey (1907-2001) was the twenty-fourth president of Harvard University from 1953 to 1971. He was also president of Lawrence College (1944-1953), president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (1971-1975), and president of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (1978-1983). Pusey's tenure as president was defined by new building construction, greater fundraising, and struggles with student protestors. From the description of Papers of Nathan Marsh Pusey, 1...

Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970

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Nationally recognized American artist Waldo Peirce (1884-1970) was known for illustrating envelopes. Peirce was a Harvard alumnus, having earned his Harvard AB 1908; the addressee, William Bingham (1889-1971) earned his Harvard AB 1916 and served as director of athletics at Harvard from 1926 to 1951. These envelopes were sent during a period when the Harvard football team was at a low point and being criticized by the press. From the description of Illustrated envelopes addressed to ...