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