HOLLIS 601600

Burlingham, Charles Culp. Papers, 1876-1960: Finding Aid.

Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138


Harvard Law School
August 1978

© 2003 The President and Fellows of Harvard College

Summary Information

Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University
Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 601600
Creator: Burlingham, Charles Culp
Title: Papers, 1876-1960
Quantity: 22 boxes and 1 Paige box
Abstract: Papers relating to Charles C. Burlingham's personal and professional affairs, cultural affairs in New York City, efforts on behalf of civic and judicial reform, alumni activities with Harvard College and Columbia University Law School, espousal of civil liberties causes, and work on behalf of the Episcopal Church.

Processing Information:

Prepared by Kim Webster and Erika Chadbourn, August 1978.

Acquisition Information:

The Papers of Charles Culp Burlingham (1858-1959), attorney, civic leader, reformer, were presented to the Harvard Law School as a gift 16 March 1978 by his son, Charles Burlingham, of New York City.

Access Restrictions:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Use Restrictions:

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Scope and Content

The 8,500 items in the Papers of Charles Culp Burlingham (1858-1959), attorney, civic leader, reformer, span the years 1876 to 1960, with the bulk of the Papers falling into the 1920-1958 period. The collection consists mainly of correspondence. In addition it includes reports, government documents, drafts and printed copies-of writings and speeches, genealogies, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photo-clippings, printed items and photos. The Papers of Charles C. Burlingham reflect his capacity for close and enduring friendships, his keen, lifelong interest in the cultural affairs of New York City, his indefatigable efforts on behalf of civic and judicial reform, his loyalty to his two Alma Maters Harvard College and Columbia University, his leadership in his profession, his espousal of civil liberties causes, his dedication to the welfare of his Church and its outreach.
Charles C. Burlingham retained papers for the following organizations in which he held office, journalistic endeavors in which he participated, and civic and church-related movements and affairs in which he served as driving force or critic:
There is a small group of biographical-genealogical material relating to Burlingham and his family. It includes chapters of an unfinished autobiography of Charles C. Burlingham and thirty-one of his diaries/appointment books covering the years 1928-1959.
Charles C. Burlingham's major correspondents were:

Series List

Historical/Biographical Information


Additional Index Terms

The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. An entry for each appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS) and other automated bibliographic databases. THIS IS NOT AN INDEX.
Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Berle, Adolf Augustus, 1895-1971.
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941.
Burlingham, Charles Culp, 1858-1959.
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947.
Byrnes, James Francis, 1879-1972.
Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938.
Clark, Grenville, 1882-1967.
Cohen, Benjamin V.
Curtis, Charles Pelham, 1891-1959.
Delano, Williams Adams.
Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971.
Draper, Ruth, 1884-1956.
Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959.
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965.
Garrison, Lloyd K., (Lloyd Kirkham), b.1897.
Goodhart, Arthur L. (Arthur Lehman), 1891-
Hand, Augustus Noble, 1869-1954.
Hand, Learned, 1872-1961.
Hirst, Francis Wrigley, 1873-1953.
Howe, Mark De Wolfe, 1906-1967.
Jackson, Robert Houghwout, 1892-1954.
Jessup, Philip Caryl, 1897-
Kennan, George Frost, 1904-
Kingsbury, John A.
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947.
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963.
Lemann, Monte M.
MacKinnon, Frank D., Sir.
Merz, Charles, 1893-
Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.
Moses, Robert, 1888-1981.
Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971.
Niebuhr, Ursula.
O'Brian, John Lord.
Perkins, Frances, 1882-1965.
Ratcliffe, Samuel K.
Redlich, Joseph.
Russell, Geoffrey W.
Seabury, Samuel, 1873-1958.
Sedgwick, Ellery, 1872-1960.
Sedgwick, Henry Dwight, 1861-1957.
Seymour, Whitney North, 1923-
Sforza, Carlo, conte, 1872-1952.
Stimson, Henry Lewis, 1867-1950.
Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1872-1946.
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.
Taussig, F. W. (Frank William), 1859-1940.
Thatcher, Thomas D.
Tweed, Harrison, 1885-1969.
Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949.
Wickersham, George W.
Wyzanski, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1906-
Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Child labor.
Civil rights.
New York (N.Y.) -History -1898-1951.
United States. Supreme Court -History.

Container List

Paige Box #1: 31 "Diaries" (appointment books)

Several of these "diaries" contain clippings, invitations, notes on books and articles read, telephone calls, activities of personal importance, letters written.