The Resource Francis Burton Harrison papers, (manuscript)

Francis Burton Harrison papers, (manuscript)

Francis Burton Harrison papers, 1921-1945, no date
Francis Burton Harrison papers
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1921-1945, no date
  • Consists chiefly of letters received by Harrison, including a copy of an earlier letter from Woodrow Wilson. Many of the letters are from W. Morgan Shuster on the publicatoin of Manuel Quezon's autobiography. Much of the remaining correspondence is genealogical or congratulates him on the publication of his book on Archibald Cary. Major correspondents include Susan Winter Atkins, Landon C. Bell, Francis L. Berkeley, Jr., Minnie G. Cook, J. Houston Harrison, Martha W. Hiden, William B. Marye, Worth S. Ray, Gertrude R. B. Richards, Elizabeth Hawes Ryland, Clayton Torrence, and Sue Ruffin Tyler. Writers of one or two letters include T. P. Abernethy, Hundson Cary, Richard Heath Dabney, Virginius Dabney, Jay B. Hubbell, Thomas Lomax Hunter, Fiske Kimball, W. Allan Perkins, Howard Worth Smith, James P.C. Southall, Robert H. Webb, and Glenway Wescott
  • Family letters discuss World War II, particularly Europe after the fall of France, and a move to Charlottesville after fleeing France
  • Letters of interest include Winfred Babbitt on the Philippine sugar industry in 1945; discussions with Senator Martin on the Philippines sugar industry; Claude G. Bowers on the importance of South America in the Allied/Axis struggle, and the U.S. Embassy in Chile; Harry Payne on Shanghai in 1941; E. G. Swem on a Seabee camp near Williamsburg; Henry A. Wise on anti-New Deal sentiment; and report from Carson Taylor on F.D. Roosevelt's bitterness over the loss of the Philippines
  • The collection also contains a report to Manuel L. Quezon on the Conference of the Institute of Pacific Relations, 1942, and a 1943 letter on the health of Quezon and the difficulty of reconstruction after liberation; a memorandum on the escape of General Manuel Roxas from the Japanese; and Harrison's statement on Phillipine Independence, 1946
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United States Senator and Governor-General of the Philippines.
Francis Burton Harrison papers, (manuscript)
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