The Resource Papers of C.T. Williams, (manuscript)

Papers of C.T. Williams, (manuscript)

Papers of C.T. Williams, 1897-1932
Papers of C.T. Williams
Inclusive dates
  • The collection contains correspondence from Williams' missions to Romania and North Russia; a diary of Williams' Romanian mission, 1917 August to December; addresses describing the Romanian mission; reports on the Red Cross hospital in Romania; Romanian postcards; a scrapbook concerning the North Russia mission containing copies of letters, telegrams, reports, cables, memoranda and general orders; and notebooks re both missions
  • Topics include the mission personnel's voyage to Japan, and journey across Manchuria, the voyage of the supply ship "Portonia" and the transporting of supplies by train from Archangel to Romania, conditions in Romania and hospital work in Jassy, a visit to Queen Marie of Romania, and an American born German soldier taken prisoner by the Allies
  • Also the voyage on the "Ascutney" to Archangel, a relief mission to the Kola peninsula, the political, medical and military situation in Archangel and Y.M.C.A. and Red Cross work there, and the influenza epidemic in Murmansk
  • Also the progress of World War I and the Russian Revolution including German atrocities, Bolshevik propaganda, Moscow riots, the sailors' mutiny, Russia's withdrawal from the War, and the Civil War between the Bolsheviks and the White Russians particularly Lavr Kornilov's advance on Petrograd, and the 1929 Polar Bear special which brought home the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in North Russia
  • Also "Chicago Tribune" reporter Frazier Hunt's story of a sled trip to the North Russian front; topical files on the Russian mission; financial papers from both missions; and photographs of Red Cross work in North Russia, American troops, and British and French officers including Sir Edmund Ironside, generals Robert Gordon-Finlayson and Henry Needham, and American ambassador David R. Francis
  • Also A.E.F. general headquarters bulletins; newsclippings re C.T. Williams, politics, the Russian revolution and the American Red Cross, and Russian broadsides, posters and newspapers. In addition there are two items concerning a Seaboard Air Line Railroad controversy
  • Correspondents include Henry W. Anderson, Felix Cole, Josephus Daniels, Henry P. Davison, George E. Foley, David R. Francis, Arthur G. Glasgow, Frazier Hunt, Thomas W. Kemp, Henry Needham, Francis W. Peabody, Dewitt C. Poole, Nadine Proctor, Nikolai Tchaikovsky, Charles J. Vopicka, H. Gideon Wells, John S. Williams, Woodrow Wilson, and Harold M. Wyckoff
Biographical or historical data
Secretary and Treasurer, American Red Cross Relief Mission to Romania, 1917, Head, American Red Cross Mission to Archangel, 1918.
Cataloging source
Papers of C.T. Williams, (manuscript)
  • Special Collections
Cumulative index finding aids
Guide available.
3,000 (ca.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) AHQ7308
  • (OCoLC)32958474
Type of unit



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