Series 7: Diaries, Desk Calendars, and Address Books

5 boxes

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Armstrong, Hamilton Fish, 1893-1973..

Dates: 1902-1971.

Extent: 5 boxes

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.


The address books series contains Armstrong's personal address books for most of the years between 1934 and 1966, including two folders of undated material. The series is comprised of eight folders, arranged chronologically with the books ordered alphabetically within each folder. The books were revised and updated regularly by his secretary, and reflect an accumulation of addresses over the years; this may explain why there are some years missing. They consist primarily of the addresses of Armstrong's international associates, and occasionally biographical information. Their names are also listed by their respective cities of residence at the end of each book. Also included are lists of international restaurants and hotels and other pertinent travel information and his dinner guest lists from 1938 to 1945.

The diaries series consists of both personal and business diaries kept by Hamilton Fish Armstrong throughout his life. Dating from 1902 to 1968 (not continuously), the books reflect his thoughts and daily events from childhood to adulthood. The series also contains travel logs from some of his trips abroad and information on the countries and people he visited while abroad.

The calendar series is comprised of desk calendars Armstrong maintained while at Foreign Affairs during the years 1922 to 1971. The series is not continuous and some of the calendars are incomplete. The calendars include his scheduled appointments, meetings, and notes to himself, as well as some information about his colleagues.


(arranged chronologically)

Preferred Citation

Series 7: Diaries, Desk Calendars, and Address Books; 1902-1971; Hamilton Fish Armstrong Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Title Date Container
    Desk Calendars 1922-1924 1926-1935 Box 124, Folder 1-13
    Desk Calendars 1936-1945 Box 125, Folder 1-10
    Desk Calendars 1946-1956 Box 126, Folder 1-11
    Desk Calendars 1957-1966 1970-1971 Box 127, Folder 1-11
    Diaries 1902-1903 1905-1906 1909 1916 1918 1935 1937-1938 1939-1944 1963-1964 1968 Box 128, Folder 1-11
    Dinner Guest Lists 1938-1945 Box 128, Folder 12
    Address Books 1934 1937 1944 1952 1956 1959 1961 1966 undated Box 128, Folder 13-20

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