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MS Am 1214

Beal, Boylston Adams, 1865-1944, recipient. Letters from various correspondents to Boylston Adams Beal, 1871-1940: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1214
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Beal, Boylston Adams, 1865-1944.
Title: Letters from various correspondents to Boylston Adams Beal,
Date(s): 1871-1940.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from various correspondents to the Boston lawyer Boylston Beal.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*43M-264. Gift of Boylston Adams Beal, 108 Beacon St. Boston, Mass.; received: 1943 November 2.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Letters from Various Correspondents to Boylston Adams Beal, 1871-1940 (MS Am 1214). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Beal was a lawyer of Boston, Mass.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Letters to Beal from Winston Churchill (an American author), John William Davis, Frank Billings Kellogg, and Sir Robert Gilbert Vansittart, among many others. Most letters were written when Beal was serving in the American Embassy to Britain and concern daily personal affairs. The letters from Kellogg regard Beal's work at the embassy and professional issues, such as hiring, and include a brief mention of the ratification of the General Pact for the Renunciation of War (the Kellog-Briand Pact of 1928). A letter from George Alexander Phillips Haldane-Duncan, the 4th Earl of Camperdown, written from America, discusses the United States' entry into World War I. A letter from Robert Lansing contains the details of Beal's employment as a Special Agent of the US State Department.

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