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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2199

William Howard Gardiner papers


Papers reflect the involvement in naval affairs and foreign policy of consultant William Howard Gardiner.


  • 1900-1950

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.


5.5 linear feet (16 boxes)

These papers reflect Gardiner's work and interest in the fields of naval affairs and foreign policy. Includes correspondence, compositions, notes, notebooks, clippings, and printed pamphlets.

Biographical / Historical

Gardiner was a consultant on world politics and naval affairs. He was active in the Navy League of the United States and served for a time as vice-president and president and as an unofficial consultant of both the U.S. Navy and State Departments. The Navy League was founded in 1902 as a civilian organization dedicated to the education of citizens and to the support of those in the sea-services and their families.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

52M-295. Gift of estate of William Howard Gardiner ; received: 1953 April.

Gardiner, William Howard, 1875-1952. William Howard Gardiner papers, ca. 1900-1950: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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