The collection includes correspondence with Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sen. Ralph Flanders, John Bankhead, Walter B. Smith (CIA director), and Claude Rains.
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Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.
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 th 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.