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Call No.: MC 186; M-59, reel 995
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Eliza Bowditch Van Loon
Title: Papers of Eliza Bowditch Van Loon, 1906-1907
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, etc., of Eliza Bowditch Van Loon, member of the Bowditch family of Boston, and wife of writer-journalist Hendrik Willem van Loon.
Eliza Bowditch van Loon was a member of the Bowditch family of Boston. Her father was Henry Pickering Bowditch (1840-1911), a renowned medical professor and researcher at the Harvard Medical School. She married Hendrik Willem van Loon, a Dutch citizen who had studied at Cornell University, and who became an Associated Press correspondent in Moscow in 1906. After living in Moscow for several months, the van Loons moved to Warsaw in September of 1906 when Hendrik was re-assigned.
This collection of letters to her family covers the period 1906-1907 when Eliza was living in Moscow and Warsaw. The letters, including 4 letters by Hendrik, depict events in the van Loon's personal life as well as political and social events in Russia and Poland.