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Castle, William R. (William Richards), 1878-1963. William R. Castle diaries, 1918-1960: Guide.

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Last update 2014 August 27

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Call No.: MS Am 2021
Creator: Castle, William R. (William Richards), 1878-1963.
Title: William R. Castle diaries,
Date(s): 1918-1960.
Quantity: 6.5 linear feet (65 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Typed copies of diaries kept by the American diplomat William Richards Castle, including the period of his service in Japan.

Acquisition Information:

61M-71. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Castle; received: 1961.

Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research. Formerly restricted until January 1985.

Use Restrictions:

Under the terms of the gift, no single diary can be published in its entirety; it can, however, be quoted in part. Further, the diaries cannot be copied in whole or in part.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William R. Castle Diaries, 1918-1960 (MS Am 2021). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Historical Note

William Richards Castle (1878-1963) was an American diplomat. He served in the Department of State as chief of the Division of Western European Affairs (1921-1927), assistant secretary of state, and undersecretary of state. He was ambassador to Japan during the Naval Arms Conference, 1930. He later served as president of Garfield Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. (1945-1952).

Scope and Content

Typed copies of diaries covering the periods 1 July-3 Sept. 1918, 22 June-14 Oct. 1920, and Jan. 1922-Mar. 1960. The diaries contain an almost daily account of Castle's professional and social activities, and include comments on national and international affairs, the political scene, books, and movies.

Container List

Index to Volume 1: Jul 1-Sep 3 1918

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Index to Volume 2: Jun 22-Oct 14 1920

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Index to Volume 4: Jan 2-Dec 29 1923

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Index to Volume 7: Jan 3-Jun 28 1925

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Index to Volume 10: Jul 2-Dec 31 1926

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Index to Volume 13: Jul 3-Dec 30 1928

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Index to Volume 14: Jan 1-Jun 28 1929

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Index to Volume 15: Jul 2-Dec 25 1929

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Index to Volume 16: Jan 1-Jun 16 1930

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Index to Volume 17: Jun 29-Dec 31 1930

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Index to Volume 18: Jan 2-Jun 28 1931

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Index to Volume 19: Jul 1-Dec 31 1931

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Index to Volume 20: Jan 7-Jun 30 1932

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Index to Volume 27: Jan 1-Mar 29 1935

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Index to Volume 28: Apr 1-Jul 30 1935

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Index to Volume 29: Aug 1-Dec 31 1935

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Index to Volume 30: Jan 1-Mar 31 1936

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Index to Volume 31: Apr 1-Aug 30 1936

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Index to Volume 32: Sep 2-Dec 31 1936

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Index to Volume 33: Jan 1-Jun 30 1937

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Index to Volume 34: Jul 1-Dec 30 1937

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Index to Volume 35: Jan 1-Jun 26 1938

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Index to Volume 36: Jul 2-Dec 30 1938

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Index to Volume 37: Jan 2-Jun 28 1939

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Index to Volume 38: Jul 3-Dec 30 1939

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Index to Volume 39: Jan 1-Jun 29 1940

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Index to Volume 40: Jul 2-Dec 31 1940

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Index to Volume 43: Jan 1-Jun 30 1942

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Index to Volume 44: Jul 1-Dec 30 1942

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Index to Volume 45: Jan 1-Jun 26 1943

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Index to Volume 46: Jul 9-Dec 31 1943

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Index to Volume 47: Jan 1-Jun 30 1944

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Index to Volume 48: Jul 2-Dec 31 1944

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Index to Volume 49: Jan 1-Jun 27 1945

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