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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2788

Edward L. Sanderson papers on James Trimble III


Preliminary box list only for Edward L. Sanderson's research files and completed biography of James (Jimmie) Trimble.


  • 1996-2011

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Conditions Governing Use

Special equipment or surrogate required; consult Houghton staff (CD-ROM, audiocassette, videotapes).


1 linear feet (1 box)
0.7 Gigabytes

Edward L. Sanderson's research files and completed biography of James (Jimmie) Trimble, U.S. Marine killed at Iwo Jima (Volcano Islands, Japan), as well as Gore Vidal's childhood friend and dedicatee of Vidal's City and the Pillar. Collection is comprised primarily of photocopies from primary sources.

Biographical / Historical

James (Jimmie) Trimble III was born October 10, 1925, and died March 1, 1945, at Iwo Jima (Volcano Islands, Japan) as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He attended St. Albans School in Washington (D.C.) with Gore Vidal and was a member of the Washington Senators (Baseball team : 1886-1960)(also known as the Washington Nationals).


Arrangement is the donor's; materials are not fully cataloged. Readers should note that when fully processed, the order of materials may change.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2011M-71. Gift of Edward L. Sanderson; received: 2012 January 12.

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Sanderson, Edward L. Edward L. Sanderson papers on James Trimble III, circa 1996-2011: PRELIMINARY BOX LIST.
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Repository Details

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