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HUGBE 329.10

Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-  Papers of Walter Dumaux Edmonds : Harvard material, 1903-1998 : an inventory

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Call No.: HUGBE 329.10
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-
Title: Papers of Walter Dumaux Edmonds : Harvard material, 1903-1998
Date(s): 1903-1998
Quantity: 1 collection (1 cubic foot in 3 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Walter Dumaux Edmonds (1903-1998) was an author, known best for Drums Along the Mohawk and other historical novels.  He was a Harvard alumnus, Harvard Overseer, and President of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin.  These papers document his activities on behalf of Harvard University and Harvard alumni.

Acquisition Information:

Accession number 13945, 1995 December 13

Processing Information:

Processed by Barbara Meloni August 1999.

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Biographical Note

Walter Dumaux Edmonds (1903-1998) earned his Harvard AB in 1926 and received an honorary degree in 1952; he was an author best known for Drums Along the Mohawk and other historical novels.  He also served the University as a Harvard Overseer (1944-1950) and President of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin.

Scope and Content of the Papers of Walter Dumaux Edmonds : Harvard material

This series documents Edmonds' work for Harvard University, including management of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin, work as a Harvard Overseer, and work on various Harvard committees.  Committees include the Visiting Committees to the English Dept. , to the Harvard University Press , and to the Harvard Forest .  Other committees include the Coordinating Committee on Biological Sciences , which was concerned particularly with the Arnold Arboretum .  Other material relates to the Signet Society .  Formats included are correspondence, memoranda, reports, and financial statements.  Correspondence from several Harvard University presidents is mostly congratulatory, consisting of birthday greetings and the like.

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