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Czechoslovakia., 04/10/1918-03/01/1930

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 2
Identifier: 35294

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

From the Collection:

The Richard T. Crane Papers, Part II primarily consists of correspondence, photographs and financial records arranged in 65 folders, placed in 4 boxes and 1 oversized container. This addition to the Richard Crane Papers consists mostly correspondence from the period that Crane was working in the State Department (1915-1918). An interesting theme in this addition is that of Russia and the Revolution of 1917, during which time Charles Crane was travelling in Russia. Charles Crane sent frequent telegrams to Richard giving details of what he saw and experienced. Correspondence from Richard Gottheil and Samuel N. Harper also discuss the Revolution in progress. A large amount of the correspondence also relates to the finances of his wife's family, the Bruces, and to the affairs of the Berry Hill Plantation and the Coonamessett Ranch Company, both in Virginia and belonging to Crane.

Span date: 1900 - 1922 Bulk date: 1915 - 1919 Extent: 2 linear feet Number of boxes: 4, plus 1 oversized box


  • 04/10/1918-03/01/1930

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From the Collection: 2 Linear Feet (5 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Shelf Location


Container Summary

Various printed material and correspondence kept by Richard T. Crane all regarding Czechoslovakia and Crane's Ambassadorship there. Includes Crane's acceptance letter to Woodrow Wilson for the ambassadorship (draft, undated, 1 p.), excerpts from a letter (or letters) from Thomas S. Masaryk to Richard T. Crane (3 pp.), clippings of an article, "The Birth of the Czechoslovak Republic" by Charles Pergler, 1 pamphlet about Thomas S. Masaryk and a magazine featuring celebration of Masaryk's eightieth birthday.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials


WILSON, WOODROW - CORRESP. TO: Autographed Letter

MASARYK, THOMAS S. - CORRESP.: Autographed Letter



Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057