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MS Am 1215

Beal, Boylston Adams, 1865-1944. Boylston Adams Beal correspondence, 1914-1927 : 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 1215
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Beal, Boylston Adams, 1865-1944.
Title: Boylston Adams Beal correspondence,
Date(s): 1914-1927.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence between the Boston lawyer Boylston Adams Beal and the American diplomat Ellis Loring Dresel.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

49M-283. Gift of Boylston Adams Beal, 60 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1941.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Boylston Adams Beal Correspondence, 1914-1927 (MS Am 1215). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Beal was a lawyer in Boston, Mass. Dresel was an American diplomat and U.S. Commissioner to Germany.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Primarily correspondence between Beal and Ellis Loring Dresel concerning the First World War, politics in London, the care of prisoners in Germany, and the actions of the Red Cross. Letters also discuss questions about the Executive Polish Relief Committee and funding for the committee, a secret memorandum on the raid on Arcos, and the redecoration of the United States Embassy in London. Collection contains programs and photographs of the Sulgrave Manor Dedication and memorial service pamphlet and obituary for Walter Hines Page.

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