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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1214

Letters from various correspondents to Boylston Adams Beal

Letters from various correspondents to the Boston lawyer Boylston Beal.


  • 1871-1940

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters to Beal from Winston Churchill (an American author), John William Davis, Frank Billings Kellogg, and Sir Robert Gilbert Vansittart, among many others. Most letters were written when Beal was serving in the American Embassy to Britain and concern daily personal affairs. The letters from Kellogg regard Beal's work at the embassy and professional issues, such as hiring, and include a brief mention of the ratification of the General Pact for the Renunciation of War (the Kellog-Briand Pact of 1928). A letter from George Alexander Phillips Haldane-Duncan, the 4th Earl of Camperdown, written from America, discusses the United States' entry into World War I. A letter from Robert Lansing contains the details of Beal's employment as a Special Agent of the US State Department.

Biographical / Historical

Beal was a lawyer of Boston, Mass.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*43M-264. Gift of Boylston Adams Beal, 108 Beacon St. Boston, Mass.; received: 1943 November 2.
Beal, Boylston Adams, 1865-1944, recipient. Letters from various correspondents to Boylston Adams Beal, 1871-1940: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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