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MC 186; M-59, reel 995

Van Loon, Eliza Bowditch. Papers of Eliza Bowditch Van Loon, 1906-1907: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
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
Date(s): 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 73-98
The papers of Eliza Bowditch van Loon were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in August, 1973 by Gerard Willem van Loon.

Processing Information:

Processed: September 1973
By: Katherine Gray Kraft

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; use microfilm (M-59, reel 995, no. M31).

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Eliza Bowditch Van Loon as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Eliza Bowditch Van Loon Papers, 1906-1907; item description, dates. MC 186, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

BIOGRAPHY

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

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.

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Additional Index Terms

Journalists
Moscow (Russia)--Social life and customs
Poland--History--1864-1918
Russia--History--1904-1914
Warsaw (Poland)--Social life and customs
Bowditch, H. P. (Henry Pickering), 1840-1911
Van Loon, Gerard Willem
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944

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