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Collection Overview

Creator:
Scott, Hugh Lenox, 1853-1934
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Hugh Lenox Scott Papers
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/ww72bb53f
Dates:
1898-1923
Size:
8 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-8
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of papers of Scott relating primarily to his mission as a military member of the Special Diplomatic Commission headed by Elihu Root, which was sent to Russia by Woodrow Wilson in 1917.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of papers of Scott relating primarily to his mission as a military member of the Special Diplomatic Commission headed by Elihu Root, which was sent to Russia by Woodrow Wilson in 1917 to encourage the Russian people to continue participation in World War I and to assure them of American aid. Included are reports to the secretary of state on railroads, munitions, and industry, a transcript of Scott's conference with General Manikovsky, and various speeches, propaganda releases, correspondence, and other documents regarding the Commission.

In addition, there are seven scrapbooks (1891-1923?) of newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and a few photographs compiled by Scott and related to his military career and his service as superintendent of West Point (1906-1910).

Collection Creator Biography:

Hugh Lennox Scott military member of the Special Diplomatic Commission headed by Elihu Root, which was sent to Russia by Woodrow Wilson in 1917 to encourage the Russian people to continue participation in World War I and to assure them of American aid.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Available information about how this material was acquired indicates it was presented as a gift in 1947, but the donor is not identified.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No information about appraisal is available for this collection.

Processing Information:

No information is available about the physical processing of this collection. An EAD finding aid was created from a MARC record in 2007. An inventory was created in Archivist's Toolkit in 2008.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Credit this material:

Hugh Lenox Scott Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/ww72bb53f
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345