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MC 846

Salisbury, Charlotte Y. Papers of Charlotte Y. Salisbury, 1993-2007: 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 846
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Salisbury, Charlotte Y.
Title: Papers of Charlotte Y. Salisbury, 1993-2007
Date(s): 1993-2007
Quantity: 2.7 linear feet (6 + 1/2 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Collection consists of an autobiography and diaries of Charlotte Y. Salisbury, author and wife of foreign correspondent Harrison Salisbury.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 2007-M85. These papers of Charlotte Salisbury were given to the Schlesinger Library by Charlotte Y. Salisbury in May 2007.

Processing Information:

Processed: August 2016
By:Amber L. Moore, with assistance from Margaret Dalton.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Charlotte Y. Salisbury is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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:

Charlotte Y. Salisbury Papers, 1993-2007; item description, dates. MC 846, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library; see the Charlotte Salisbury papers, 1925-2001..

BIOGRAPHY

Charlotte Y. Salisbury was born in Weston, Massachusetts, in 1914. She was the mother of four children: Charlotte Boyer Parkinson, Ellen Rand, Rosina Rand, and Curtis Rand. She married Allston Boyer in 1934; they had a daughter Charlotte. After divorcing Boyer, she married her second husband John A. Rand and they had three children: Ellen, Rosina, and Curtis. In 1955, she married New York Times foreign correspondent Harrison Salisbury. She was the author of a number of books detailing her life while living abroad while married to Salisbury . These include Asian Diary (1967), Russian Diary (1974), Tibetan Diary (1981), and Long March Diary: China Epic (1986). She died at the age of ninety-eight on April 25, 2012 in Salisbury, Connecticut.
A more detailed biography can be found here: Charlotte Salisbury papers, 1925-2001.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection contains papers relating to Charlotte Y. Salisbury's life after the death of her third husband, Harrison Salisbury. It contains Charlotte Salisbury's handwritten autobiography and personal diaries which describe her life between the ages of seventy-nine and ninety-two. Diaries also detail accounts of her everyday activities and interests including family, travel, movies, Italian language lessons, shopping, gardening, and politics (in which she discusses receiving correspondence from former President Bill Clinton). Of particular note are the entries documenting the unexpected death of her third husband, Harrison Salisbury, on July 5, 1993, and each day following his passing.
Salisbury's earlier diaries and other personal papers are held at Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library. See the Charlotte Salisbury papers, 1925-2001.

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Additional Index Terms

Autobiographies
Connecticut--Social life and customs--20th century
Diaries
Older women--United States
Widows--United States
Salisbury, Harrison E. (Harrison Evans), 1908-1993

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