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Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Am 1090.2-1090.13
Creator: Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918.
Title: Walter Hines Page papers,
Quantity: 20 linear (28 boxes, 34 volumes, 3 pf boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Diaries, speeches, photographs, and other materials of American author, editor, publisher, and diplomat Walter Hines Page.
Page was an American author, editor, publisher, and diplomat. He was an editor of the Atlantic Monthly (1895-1898) and a founder (with Frank N. Doubleday) of the publishing house of Doubleday, Page and Company (later Doubleday and Company). He also founded the magazine The World's Work which he edited until 1913.He was a strong supporter of Woodrow Wilson for president and later became Wilson's ambassador to Great Britain (1913-1918). Page was an early supporter of the US entrance into WWI and he urged Wilson to forego neutrality and enter the war. His health declined rapidly in 1918 and he had to resign his duties, return home to North Carolina where he died on December 21, 1918.
Organized into the following series:
- I . bMS Am 1090.2: Memorials and obituaries
- II. bMS Am 1090.3: Speeches, magazine articles, etc.
- III. bMS Am 1090.4: Diaries, clippings, etc., 1906-1913
- IV. bMS Am 1090.5: Diaries and embassy notebooks, 1913-1918
- V. bMS Am 1090.6: Burton Jesse Hendrick papers
- VI. bMS Am 1090.7: Invitations, programs, photographs, etc.
- VII. MS Am 1090.8: Page correspondence with Woodrow Wilson
- VII. fMS Am 1090.8.1: Woodrow Wilson letters to Page
- IX. MS Am 1090.9: Scrapbooks
- X. pfMS Am 1090.10: Scrapbooks
- XI. bMS Am 1090.11: The southerner, a novel: being the autobiography of Nicholas Worth
- XII. bMS Am 1090.12: Criticisms of Page's works
- XIII. bMS Am 1090.13: Biographical material
Includes diaries (1905-1906, 1912-1918), speeches, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks covering Page's years in England, criticism of Page's works (including letters and clippings on his pseudonymous novel The Southerner), pamphlets on World War I, drafts and notes for Burton J. Hendrick's biographical work on Page titled The life and letters of Walter H. Page, memorials, obituaries, and other biographical material.