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bMS 191

Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1899-. Biography of Samuel Atkins Eliot, ca. 1885-1956: A Finding Aid.

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 191
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1899-1993
Title: Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1899-. Biography of Samuel Atkins Eliot, ca.1885-1956, 1954-1956.
Date(s): 1885-1956
Date(s): 1954-1956.
Quantity: 5 boxes
Abstract: Drafts and other material relating to Charles W. Eliot's biography of his father Samuel Atkins Eliot. The biography was not completed.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Charles William Eliot II; received: 1977.

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Biographical / Historical

Charles William Eliot II (1899-1993) graduated from Harvard College in 1920 and earned a master's of landscape architecture from Harvard in 1923. He served as director of the National Resources Planning Board, a part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, from 1939 to 1943. Mr. Eliot also held the Charles Eliot Professorship in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (named after his uncle) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1955 to 1959, at which point he became Professor of City and Regional Planning until 1967.

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Scope and Contents

Some years ago Eliot's son, Charles William Eliot II, undertook to write a biography of his father. His method was to compile selected material in chronological sequence and by subject matter, using connective language to tie together the extended quoted passages. The kind of book he had in mind would have been almost entirely his father's words and writings. He had completed drafts of six chapters and parts of five or so more, and hoped to finish it—in vain, it turned out, because the demands of his professional life required him to abandon the project.
Arthur Cushman McGiffert, Jr. Pilot of a Liberal Faith: Samuel Atkins Eliot, 1862-1950.

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