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William Franklin Sands Papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-20221007

Scope and Contents

This collection is currently unprocessed and access to it may therefore be limited. Researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections for more information on access to this collection.

The collection documents the career of William Franklin Sands, a U.S. diplomat best known for his work in Korea and Panama during the turn of the 20th century. It includes correspondence, diplomatic papers, journals, photographs, and typescripts. The materials document various aspects of his diplomatic career, especially in Korea and Panama. It aslso contains materials related to his family, including scrapbooks that document his father and grandfather's service in the U.S. Navy during the 19th century.

Dates

  • 1814 - 1950
  • Majority of material found within 1890 - 1940

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is currently unprocessed and access to it may therefore be limited. Researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections for more information on access to this collection.

Biographical Note

William Franklin Sands (July 29, 1874 – June 17, 1946) was a United States diplomat most known for his service in Korea on the eve of Japan's colonization of that country.

[Cource: Wikipedia]

Extent

30.6 Cubic Feet (45 boxes and 5 bound volumes)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Sands family, 2022.

Title
William Franklin Sands Papers
Author
John Zarrillo
Date
2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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