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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1215

Boylston Adams Beal correspondence


Correspondence between the Boston lawyer Boylston Adams Beal and the American diplomat Ellis Loring Dresel.


  • Creation: 1914-1927

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)

Primarily correspondence between Beal and Ellis Loring Dresel concerning the First World War, politics in London, the care of prisoners in Germany, and the actions of the Red Cross. Letters also discuss questions about the Executive Polish Relief Committee and funding for the committee, a secret memorandum on the raid on Arcos, and the redecoration of the United States Embassy in London. Collection contains programs and photographs of the Sulgrave Manor Dedication and memorial service pamphlet and obituary for Walter Hines Page.

Biographical / Historical

Beal was a lawyer in Boston, Mass. Dresel was an American diplomat and U.S. Commissioner to Germany.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

49M-283. Gift of Boylston Adams Beal, 60 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1941.

Beal, Boylston Adams, 1865-1944. Boylston Adams Beal correspondence, 1914-1927 : Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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