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Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University
Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 601640
Creator: Ireland, Gordon, 1880-1950
Title: Papers, 1897-1944
Quantity: 2 boxes
Abstract: This collection consists of materials relating to Ireland's education at Harvard and Harvard Law School, his work as legal counsel for various Cuban sugar companies, particularly Cuban Cane Sugar Corporation, 1925-1928, teaching career at Harvard Law School, 1929-1932, and at Portia Law School, Calvin Coolidge College, and Calvin Coolidge Law School, all in Boston, 1939-1941, the establishment of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, his work with the Bureau of International Research of Harvard University and Radcliffe College, and publication of his books, Boundaries, Possessions and Conflicts in South America (1938), and Boundaries, Possessions, and Conflicts in Central and North America and the Caribbean (1941).
The papers of Gordon Ireland (1880-1950) span the years 1897 to 1944. They include correspondence, charts, lists, memoranda, reports, clippings, other printed items, and pictorial material.
The papers are divided into four SERIES:
- SERIES I: Harvard student, teacher, alumnus, 1897 to 1944
Boxes 1-1 to 1-6
Consists of a large number of small sequences which relate to Professor Ireland's student days at Harvard (1898 to 1905), the period of his membership on the Harvard Law School Faculty as an Assistant Professor (1929 to 1932), the establishment of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and membership in social clubs and organizations to which he belonged.
- SERIES II: Bureau of International Research of Harvard University and Radcliffe College, 1934 to 1941
Boxes 1-7 to 2-4
Consists of correspondence (1935 to 1940) relating to Professor Ireland's connection with the Bureau of International Research of Harvard University and Radcliffe College and with the publication of his two "Boundaries" books.
- SERIES III: Portia Law School, Calvin Coolidge College and Calvin Coolidge Law School, 1939-1943
Boxes 2-5 to 2-6
Materials relating to Professor Ireland's teaching at Portia Law School, Calvin Coolidge College and Calvin Coolidge Law School.
- SERIES IV: Cuba, File I (was marked: Cuba-Law), 1925 to 1942
Boxes 2-7 to 3-8
Includes correspondence of George Ireland in his capacity as legal counsel for various Cuban sugar companies (1925 to 1928), particularly the Cuban Cane Sugar Corporation.
Within each series and/or subseries individual items or folders are identified by box and folder number. For example, the number 5-12 corresponds to box 5, folder 12.
Lawyer, professor of civil and Latin American Law.
- born December 23, son of Oscar B. and Jeannie (Gordon) Ireland
- A.B. Harvard College, magna cum laude, final honors in Philosophy
- A.M. Harvard University
- LL.B. Harvard Law School
- November 11, m. Helen N. Maynard, c. Frederick, Elizabeth
- J.S.C. Yale Law School
- September 1901 to September 1903
- Assistant in Philosophy, Harvard University. Assisted Professors Francis Greenwood Peabody (Divinity) and George Santayana (Philosophy).
- 1904 to 1924
- Practiced law, admitted to Massachusetts (1904), New York (1906), Connecticut (1920) and United States Supreme Court (1919) bars; served as Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Charities, New York State, 1914.
- 1925 to 1928
- Head of Legal Department, Cuba Cane Sugar Corporation.
- 1929 to 1932
- Assistant Professor of Latin American Law, Harvard Law School.
- After 1933
- Professor of Civil and Latin American Law, Louisiana State University Law School
- diedAuthor:" El Digesto Cubano, " Vol. I, 1931" Boundaries, Possessions and Conflicts in South America, " Harvard University Press, 1938" Boundaries, Possessions and Conflicts in Central and North America and the Caribbean, " Harvard University Press, 1941