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Francis R. Eldridge papers

Identifier: GTM-770401
The collection includes correspondence with Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sen. Ralph Flanders, John Bankhead, Walter B. Smith (CIA director), and Claude Rains.


  • 1947-1955

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0.20 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Slim Document case)

Biographical note

Francis R. Eldridge (1889-?) was a lecturer and author of several books on the Far East. He was chief of the Commercial Intelligence Division, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce. In 1941 he became Chief Statistician of the U.S. Coast Guard; and in 1944, Chief of the Historical Section, Public Information Division, U.S. Coast Guard. He also worked for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, circa 1977.
Francis R. Eldridge papers
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository