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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1681

Frederic Jesup Stimson letters from various correspondents


Letters to the American legal author Frederic Jesup Stimson.


  • 1915-1924

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.


.08 linear feet (1 volume)
Contains letters written to Frederic Stimpson by Mark Anthony de Wolfe Howe, Sumner Wells, Barrett Wendell, Percival Lowell, and letters from A. Lawrence Lowell, written to Stimpson while he was Ambassador to the Argentine Republic in Buenos Aires. Letters discuss politics in the United States in the early part of the 20th century, including presidents Wilson and Harding, and their presidential campaigns, and politics abroad, particularly in Russia and Germany. Also discussed are women's suffrage, and critiques of articles written by Stimson. A. Lawrence Lowell discussed in his letters employment at Harvard, and the death of relatives and colleagues.

Biographical / Historical

Stimson was assistant attorney-general of Massachusetts (1884-1885) and wrote many novels about and reference works on the law.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

45M-652, 45M-653, and 45M-654. Gift of Mrs. Frederic J. StimsonDedham, Massachusetts; received: ca. 1943.
Stimson, Frederic Jesup, 1855-1943, recipient. Frederick Jesup Stimson letters from various correspondents, 1915-1924: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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