William Alfred Eddy Papers, 1859 1978

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Series II, Documents: (1917-1969) The Documents principally concern Eddy's military promotions, citations and service records from both World Wars, medical records, geneological information, part of his will and property deeds, and a list of books in his personal library. They are arranged chronologically.
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Series I, Correspondence: (1858-1978) The Correspondence is divided alphabetically by correspondent and chronologically within these sections. "General Correspondence" deals with Eddy's professional, day-to-day correspondence, and the "William A. Eddy" series contains his personal letters. A large portion of the collection is letters to and from his wife and four children (much of it carbon copies; the originals still may be retained by the three surviving children). A great number of his wife's personal papers are included. Other extensive selections are the professional correspondence from the Hobart presidency (1936-1941), personal correspondence from the World War I era, and files on Tangier (1942) and The Yemen (1946). Individual files include correspondence with Dorothy Thompson, Robert Murphy, and John Foster Dulles.
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William Alfred Eddy Papers, 1859-1978
MC041
24 boxes 1 folder

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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The papers of William A. Eddy (1896-1962), educator, diplomat, minister to Saudi Arabia, intelligence agent, and college president, focus on his presidency of Hobart College (1936-1941), his work in U.S. - Middle East policy, and his family life in the period from 1917-1962. The holdings of his personal and family correspondence is extensive. The collection contains all correspondence from his term as president of Hobart College, 1936-1941. Many military documents are included, especially in the years 1941-1946 (the planning of the North African landings, the FDR/Ibn Saud meeting, the Treaty of the Yemen). There are many geneological papers and letters from Eddy's relatives concerning American missionary work in the Middle East. There are numerous publications concerning 18th C. English literature, religious and civic duties, U.S. Foreign policy re Israel and the Arabs, and sociological accounts of the Middle East. The collection is composed of personal/professional correspondence, documents, diaries and notebooks, addresses, publications, manuscripts of Eddy's books and articles (including unpublished MSs), scrapbooks, photographs, negatives, and memorabilia.
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Series VII, Photographs and Negatives: (1890-1976) This series of photographs, some of which have accompanying negatives, is divided into two sections: Portraits and Landscapes. In the portrait section there are photographs of William A. Eddy and his family, friends, and professional acquaintances. The majority of photos are dated between 1945-1961. One photo scrapbook does detail his family life from boyhood to WWI. There are many pictures of Eddy and dignitaries at various official and political functions. The landscapes section contains extensive pictures of Middle Eastern landmarks and scenes of daily life. Middle Eastern lifestyles, dress and customs are represented in detail. There are also a few military aerial shots. They are arranged chronologically.