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HOLLIS 601630

James, Eldon R. (Eldon Revare). Papers Relating to his Position as Adviser in Foreign Affairs to the Siamese Government, 1918-1935: Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 601630
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: James, Eldon R. (Eldon Revare), 1875-1949
Title: Papers Relating to his Position as Advisor in Foreign Affairs to the Siamese Government, 1918-1935
Date(s): 1917-1935
Date(s): 1918-1923.
Date(s): 1917-1923
Date(s): 1918-1935
Date(s): 1918-1933
Quantity: 3 boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The papers of Eldon Revare James, law professor, law librarian, and expert in the field of international law, were found in the attic of the Hotel Beaconsfield in Brookline when this Hotel was being torn down. They had been stored there by Dr. James' widow, Phila Smith James, who had since died. They were turned over to the Harvard Law School Library in the 1960's.

Processing Information:

Prepared by Erika Chadbourn, March 1969. Reprocessed by Erica Bicchieri, 2003.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Historical/Biographical Information

James, Eldon Revare, Professor of Law.
b. Newport, Kentucky, Nov. 21, 1875.
B.S., U. of Cincinnati, 1896; LL.B., 1899.
S.J.D., Harvard, 1912.
m. Phila W. Smith, Dec. 28, 1904.
Practiced law in Cincinnati, 1899-1911.
Instructor and Professor of Law, Cincinnati Law School (U. of Cincinnati), 1902-1912.
Prof. of Law, U. of Wisconsin, 1912-1913.
Prof. of Law, U. of Minnesota, 1913-1914.
Dean, Law School, U. of Missouri, 1914-1918.
Advisor in Foreign Affairs to the Siamese Government, 1918-1924.
Judge, Supreme Court of Siam, 1919-1924.
Prof. of Law and Librarian, Harvard Law School, 1923-1942.
Law Librarian of Congress, 1943-1946.
d. June 2, 1949.

Arrangement

Scope and Contents

The papers of Eldon Revare James contain close to 350 personal letters that Dr. and Mrs. James sent to their respective families and close family friends in the U.S., depicting every detail of their official and unofficial life in Bangkok, and their impressions of the country and its people; official correspondence, primarily between Dr. James and Prince Devawongse, the Minister for Foreign Affairs; and some miscellaneous correspondence and other items relating to their connection with Siam.
The papers cover mainly the years 1918 to 1924, with a few items dated earlier and later.

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Additional Index Terms

Thailand -History -20th century.
Thailand -Description and travel.
Diaries.
Law teachers.
Diplomats.
Judges.
Lawyers.
James, Eldon R. (Eldon Revare), 1875-1949.
James, Phila Smith.
Devawongse, Prince.
James, Eldon R. (Eldon Revare), 1875-1949.

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