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Neill, Charles Patrick, 1865-1942. Charles Patrick Neill correspondence, ca. 1874-1930: PRELIMINARY BOX LIST.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: TRC b
Call No.: 2012M-133
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Neill, Charles Patrick, 1865-1942.
Title: Charles Patrick Neill correspondence,
Date(s): 1874-1930.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Abstract: Preliminary box list only for correspondence and other papers of Charles Patrick Neill.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2012M-133. Gift of Charles Neill; received: 2013 June 5.

Processing Information:

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Related Materials

For related material, see 2001M-78.

Biographical / Historical

Charles P. Neill was an American civil servant raised in Austin, Texas; his family had emigrated from Ireland in 1850. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1897 with a doctorate in economics and politics. He married Esther Waggaman of Washington, D.C., in 1901. Neill was appointed United States Commissioner of Labor in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt and also served under President William Howard Taft. As Commissioner, he inspected the meat packing industry, reported labor injustices against women and children, and mediated labor disputes between workers and employers in coal, railroad, and steel corporations.


Arrangement is a rough box list only and materials are not fully cataloged. Readers should note that when fully processed, the order of materials may change.

Scope and Contents

Chiefly correspondence of Charles P. Neill with his sister, Bride Neill Taylor, and other family correspondence, with clippings, photographs, and other occasional ephemera.

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