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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1308

Frederick William Holls papers,

Papers of American lawyer, publicist, and secretary of the U.S. delegation to the First International Peace Conference at the Hague Frederick William Holls.

Dates

  • 1879-1938 (inclusive), 1897-1903 (bulk).

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

1 collection (4 boxes (2 linear ft.))

Correspondence, mostly to Holls, pertains especially to the First International Peace Conference at the Hague in 1899. Included are letters and telegrams in code from John Hay to Holls or Andrew Dickson White, and much correspondence between Holls and Theodore Roosevelt. Also contains reports, minutes, and memoranda of the U.S. Commission at the conference; Holls' reminiscences of the conference; letters concerning the book he wrote about it; discussions of plans to build a "Temple of Peace" at the Hague, funded by Andrew Carnegie; letters on other diplomatic and international affairs or political appointments; condolence letters to Holls' wife, Caroline M. Sayles Holls, upon his death; and photographs, clippings, memorabilia, and miscellaneous printed material from various peace conferences.

Biographical / Historical

Holls, a lawyer, publicist, and expert in international law and negotiation, was the secretary of the U.S. delegation to the First International Peace Conference at the Hague in 1899.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

52M-207. Gift of Mrs. Robert W. Sayles; received: 1953.

Existence and Location of Copies

Copies of many of these letters are in the Columbia University Library.

Processing Information

Enhanced with digital content by Alison Harris.
Link to catalog
Title
Holls, Frederick William, 1857-1903. Frederick William Holls papers, 1879-1938: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou01314

Repository Details

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