Thomas W. Lamont papers
Scope and Contents
Much of the collection consists of correspondence, including letters of recommendation for and financial advice to many women, letters in support of women's suffrage, as well as many private letters, most notably extended exchanges with Sibyl Colefax and with Nancy Astor on personal matters, literature, and world affairs from 1924 to 1948. The collection also contains correspondence between Lamont and painter Enit Kaufman about her "American Portraits" with text by noted American journalist Dorothy Fisher Canfield, a project which Lamont ended up supporting. In 1936, Lamont initiated what was to become a spirited exchange of opinions with Thompson on her New York Herald Tribune column "On the Record," which lasted until 1944.
- Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William) (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Extent144 linear feet (286 boxes, 21 volumes)
Biographical / Historical
Throughout his life, Lamont supported several women’s causes including women’s suffrage and the "movement for the seven women's colleges," as he called it. Among the materials in the collection are records of his involvement in a 1932 to 1933 $30 million fundraising campaign for the Special Advisory Council for the Seven Colleges.
Existence and Location of Copies
Box 2 of the collection, containing general correspondence (1943-1947) and correspondence with the Academy of Political Science, is available on microfilm (1 reel, 35mm.) from Baker Library Special Collections, Baker Library. Order no. 87-1353.
Boxes 45 and 57,containing correspondence with various clubs and societies, and boxes 110-111, containing correspondence with J.P. Morgan and Co. and Morgan Grenfell and Co., are available on microfilm (4 reels, 35mm) from Baker Library Special Collections, Baker Library. Order no. 98-1999.
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- May 2019
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