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THE HARRY L. HOPKINS PAPERS, PART IV
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Harry L. Hopkins to David J. Hopkins
DATE SPAN: 04/09/1940 - 12/18/1945

DESCRIPTION: 6 letters and 1 telegram from Harry L. Hopkins to his son, David J. Hopkins, with 1 memo from HLH's secretary Lois Berney to David Hopkins. The letters are mostly personal, but make many references to political figures and discuss selling the film rights to Robert Sherwood's "Roosevelt & Hopkins." References to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Sr. & Jr., Winston Churchill, Robert Hopkins, James Roosevelt, Frank Capra, and press censorship during the War.

Includes the following items:

1 TLS from HLH to DJH on Secy of Commerce stationery (April 9, 1940);

1 carbon TL from HLH to DJH (April 9, 1940);

1 TLS from HLH to DJH (March 14, 1941);

1 TLS from HLH to DJH on White House stationery (August 28, 1941);

1 TLS from HLH to DJH on White House stationery (September 26, 1942);

1 TLS from HLH to DJH on White House stationery (October 8, 1942);

1 TLS from HLH to DJH from Memorial Hospital, NYC (November 21, 1945);

1 TLS from HLH to DJH on Impatial Chariman... stationery (December 18, 1945);

1 telegram from HLH to DJH, "HOME SOON AM WELL..." (undated);

1 TLS from Lois Berney to DJH on White House stationery (September 12, [1941]);

Also includes 6 envelopes: 2 from the White House and 1 from the Secy of Commerce.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 David J. Hopkins to Harry L. Hopkins
DATE SPAN: 03/22/1940 - 07/09/1942

DESCRIPTION: 13 letters from David J. Hopkins to his father, Harry L. Hopkins, most of them personal and dealing with David's expenses and living arrangements while he was attending the Univeristy of Chicago. Many references to FDR's 1936 presidential campaign.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Harry L. Hopkins to Ethel G. Hopkins
DATE SPAN: 06/29/1939 - 02/14/1944

DESCRIPTION: 6 letters and 2 telegrams from Harry L. Hopkins to his former wife, Ethel G. Hopkins, all discussing family matters. Includes 1 ALS written on the occasion of Stephen Hopkins' death; numerous references to David and Robert Hopkins as well. Includes the following items:

1 TLS from HLH to EGH on White House stationery (June 2, 1943);

1 TLS from HLH to EGH on White House stationery (June 16, 1943);

1 ALS from HLH to EGR on "Harry L. Hopkins, Washington" stationery (February 14, 1944);

Also includes 2 telegrams and 3 carbons.



Box: 1 Fold: 4 Ethel G. Hopkins to Harry L. Hopkins, Lewis A. Hopkins
DATE SPAN: 06/23/1937 - 08/18/1940

DESCRIPTION: 9 letters and 4 telegrams from Ethel G. Hopkins to her former husband, Harry L. Hopkins and 1 letter from Ethel G. Hopkins to Lewis A. Hopkins. All of the letters discuss family matters including young Robert Hopkins' and Harry L. Hopkins' healths.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Harry L. Hopkins to Lewis A. Hopkins
DATE SPAN: 07/25/1938 - 08/09/1941

DESCRIPTION: 2 letters from Harry L. Hopkins to his brother, Lewis A. Hopkins. One letter refers to the National Health Conference (1938), the other to a trip by HLH to London on the H. M. S. Prince of Wales and a future trip to Moscow ordered by FDR. Includes the following items:

1 TLS from HLH to LAH on HMS Prince of Wales stationery (August 9, 1941);

1 carbon.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Lewis A. Hopkins to Harry L. Hopkins, David J. Hopkins
DATE SPAN: 07/02/1938 - 08/13/1943

DESCRIPTION: 3 letters from Lewis A. Hopkins to his brother, Harry L. Hopkins, 1 letter from Lewis A. Hopkins to Harry L. Hopkins secretary, 1 letter from Lewis Hopkins to David J. Hopkins, and 1 letter from Donald C. Balfour to Lewis A. Hopkins sent by Lewis to Harry. The letters mainly discuss politics, World War II and the family. References to Josephine Roache, the National Health Conference (1938) and Edward, Lord Halifax.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Rome Hopkins to Lewis A. Hopkins
(1938?) - (1945?)

DESCRIPTION: 1 letter from Rome Hopkins to Lewis A. Hopkins asking for a loan. Reference to Harry L. Hopkins.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Harry L. Hopkins to Stephen Hopkins
DATE SPAN: 04/28/1939 - 02/02/1944

DESCRIPTION: 7 letters from Harry L. Hopkins to his son, Stephen Hopkins; 1 letter from Harry L. Hopkins to James I. Wendell, a headmaster at Stephen's school, and a copy of Stephen's report card from the same school. Most of the letters discuss family matters or Stephen's school work at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The final letter was the last sent by Harry Hopkins to Stephen before his death, returned undelivered. Includes the following items:

1 TLS from HLH to SH on White House stationery (February 2, 1944);

and 6 carbons.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Stephen P. Hopkins to Harry L. Hopkins
(1937?) - [October, 1941]

DESCRIPTION: 6 handwritten letters from Stephen P. Hopkins to his father, Harry L. Hopkins, all of them discussing family matters, with references to Ethel G. Hopkins, Robert Hopkins and the Hill School of Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Arnold, General Henry H.
DATE SPAN: 06/18/1945 - 07/02/1945

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from General Henry H. Arnold to Harry L. Hopkins (July 2, 1945), with 1 carbon from Hopkins to Arnold. The letters refer to a book which Hopkins found in Hitler's office in the Chancellery and sent to Arnold as a memento.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Baillieu, Clive
DATE SPAN: 09/26/1941 - 12/08/1941

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLSs from Clive Baillieu of the British Purchasing Commission to Harry L. Hopkins, with 1 TLS from Morris W. Wilson of the British Supply Council in North America to Hopkins regarding Baillieu. The letters are mostly personal with some discussion of British-American relations.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Boardman, Helen
DATE SPAN: 04/19/1945 - 04/26/1946

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Miss Helen Boardman to Harry L. Hopkins with 1 carbon from Hopkins to Boardman. Both letters discuss the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 British Clubs
DATE SPAN: 01/10/1941 - 01/16/1941

DESCRIPTION: 5 letters of invitation from different British Clubs asking Harry L. Hopkins to speak at their meetings; Hopkins received these invitations upon his arrival in Britain in early January, 1941. Items include: 1 TLS from N. R. Udal of the Athenaeum (with printed Honorary Membership certificate); 1 ALS from John Garnett of Trinity College of Cambridge University; 1 TLS from Trevor M. Williams of the Cardiff Business Club (with leaflet); 1 ALS from Basil T. Wigoder of the Oxford University Liberal Club; and 1 TLS from Margaret D. Catchpole of the University Women's Union of Manchester. Also included are 1 carbon from Hopkins and 4 carbons from his secretary, James E. Brown, Jr.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Churchill, Pamela
DATE SPAN: 09/24/1943 - 10/09/1943

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Pamela (Mrs. Randolph) Churchill to Harry L. Hopkins (2 leaves; September 24, [1943]), with 1 carbon from Hopkins to Churchill. Both letters discuss their friendship and happenings in London and British politics. Reference to Winston Churchill and General Ira C. Eaker.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Churchill, Winston
2/13/1944

DESCRIPTION: 1 photo reproduction of a memorial to Stephen P. Hopkins sent by Winston Churchill to Harry L. Hopkins consisting of a Stephen's name and age and a quote from Shakespeare.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Churchill, Winston
2/15/1945

DESCRIPTION: 1 photostatic reproduction (negative) of 1 ALS from Winston Churchill aboard the H. M. S. Aurora to Harry L. Hopkins aboard the U. S. S. Quincy at the Yalta Conference. In the letter Churchill requests to come on board the Quincy with Randolph Churchill for a meeting with FDR. Also included is a photostatic copy of the hand addressed envelope which came with the letter.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Coffee, John M. (to Lewis A. Hopkins)
DATE SPAN: 03/25/1938 - 04/19/1938

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Congressman John M. Coffee of Washington to Lewis A. Hopkins mainly discussing the Reorganization Bill and opponents of FDR in Washington state. Reference to Harry L. Hopkins and the New Deal.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Dill, Sir John
3/25/1944

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Field Marshall Sir John Dill to Harry L. Hopkins ("Sunday," [early March, 1944]), with 1 carbon from Hopkins to Sir John. Sir John's letter extends condolences on the death of Stephen P. Hopkins and discusses the War. References to Edward, Lord Halifax and George Marshall.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Evatt, Dr. H. V.
DATE SPAN: 07/08/1942 - 07/04/1945

DESCRIPTION: 1 telegram from Rt. Hon. Herbert Vere Evatt, Minister of External Affairs of Australia, to Harry L. Hopkins (July 5, 1945), and 1 TLS from A. S. Watt of the Australian Embassy in Washington with a message from Evatt to Hopkins. The telegram thanks Hopkins for his work during the worst part of the War; the TLS congratualtes Hopkins on his wedding.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Fairbanks, Douglas, Lt. Commander
DATE SPAN: [05/29/1945]? - 06/18/1945

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Lt. Commdr. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. to Harry L. Hopkins (May 29, [1945]) praising his work in the War effort; includes 1 carbon from Hopkins to Fairbanks.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Farley, James A.
7/31/1940

DESCRIPTION: 1 carbon from Harry L. Hopkins to James A. Farley, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee thanking Farley for a copy of the Democratic National Convention Manual.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Frankfurter, Felix
8/19/1941

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL from Felix Frankfurter to Harry L. Hopkins (August 19, 1941) praising Hopkins for his work at the North Atlantic Summit.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Halifax, Edward, 1st Earl of
8/8/1943

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Edward, 1st Earl of Halifax to Harry L. Hopkins (3 leaves; August 8, 1943) discussing his tour of the American Northwest and the War effort. References to Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ann Roosevelt Boettinger, General George C. Marshall, John Anderson, James Bryant Conant, Henry Lewis Stimson and John Nash Douglas Bush.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 King, Ernest J., Fleet Admiral
7/9/1945

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King to Harry L. Hopkins (July 9, 1945) extending his regrets that Hopkins was leaving his post in the government.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Kingsbury, John A.
6/26/1934

DESCRIPTION: 1 typed copy of a letter from John A. Kingsbury to Harry L. Hopkins regarding David Hopkins.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Kung, H. H.
DATE SPAN: 07/03/1944 - 04/21/1945

DESCRIPTION: 1 telegram (July 3, 1944) and 1 TLS (April 5, 1945) from H. H. Kung to Harry L. Hopkins, with 2 carbons from Hopkins to Kung. The letters contain both personal messages and discussions of China's involvement in the San Francisco Conference on the organization of the United Nations. Reference to Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Kung Ling-Kai
DATE SPAN: 04/23/1945 - 08/29/1945

DESCRIPTION: 3 letters from Kung Ling-Kai, son of H. H. Kung (?), to Harry L. Hopkins mainly regarding Chinese-U.S. relations, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the death of FDR.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Laski, Harold J.
8/7/1941

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Harold J. Laski to Harry L. Hopkins (August 17, 1941) regarding World War II and FDR.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Lyons, Leonard
DATE SPAN: 03/16/1942 - 07/13/1942

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLSs from Leonard Lyons of the New York Post to Harry L. Hopkins with 1 carbon from Hopkins to Lyons and 1 court summons drawn up by Lyons for Hopkins as a joke. The letters concern a running joke between Lyons and Harry and David Hopkins about a bet over Winston Churchill's and Franklin D. Roosevelt's hats.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 McMillen, P. A.
DATE SPAN: [04/15/1945]? - 04/24/1945

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from P. A. McMillen to Harry L. Hopkins with 1 carbon from Hopkins to McMillen; both letters concern the death of FDR.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Nash, Walter
DATE SPAN: 12/23/1942 - 05/02/1945

DESCRIPTION: 5 letters and 1 Christmas card from Walter Nash, Minister of New Zealand in the United States, to Harry L. Hopkins with 3 carbons from Hopkins to Nash and 1 TLS from Donald M. Nelson to Hopkins concerning Nash. Most of the letters are social, with one letter extending condolences from Nash on the the death of FDR. References to Peter Fraser and the U.N. Monetary and Financial Conference at Bretton Woods, N.H. Includes the following items: 1 TLS from WN to HLH (December 23, 1942), 1 TLS from WN to HLH (December 31, 1942), 1 TLS from WN to HLH (June 23, 1944), 1 TLS from WN at Bretton Woods to HLH (July 14, 1944), 1 TLS from Donald M. Nelson to HLH on White House stationery (December 20, 1944), 1 TLS from WN to HLH concerning FDR's death (April 19, 1945), 1 Christmas card from WN to HLH; 3 carbons from HLH to WN.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Roosevelt, Eleanor
DATE SPAN: 11/19/1941 - [04/13/1945]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Eleanor Roosevelt to Lewis A. Hopkins (November 19, 1941) thanking him for a book of poetry he had sent her; reference to Harry L. Hopkins. 1 draft ALS from Harry L. Hopkins to Eleanor Roosevelt extending his condolences on the death of FDR (undated; "For Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt...Warm Springs, Ga.").

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Roosevelt, Franklin D.
DATE SPAN: 03/13/1939 - 05/18/1944

DESCRIPTION: 2 letters and 1 telegram from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Harry L. Hopkins, and 1 letter from FDR to Lewis A. Hopkins, all mainly referring to social and personal matters, including condolences on the death of Stephen Hopkins. The telegram appears to have been Hopkins' first notification that Stephen had been killed in the Pacific; 1 xeroxed letter discusses the memorial to Stephen Hopkins sent by Winston Churchill to Harry L. Hopkins via FDR. Includes the following items: 1 TLS from FDR to Lewis A. Hopkins on White House stationery (March 13, 1939); 1 telegram from FDR to HLH (February 12, 1944); and 2 xerox letters from FDR to HLH (March 15, 1944; May 18, 1944).

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Roosevelt Family
4/12/1945

DESCRIPTION: 4 carbon telegrams from Harry L. Hopkins to each of Franklin D. Roosevelt's four sons (John, James, Franklin Jr., and Elliott) extending Hopkins' condolences on FDR's death. Each telegram simply states, "Terribly sorry."

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Sandburg, Carl
DATE SPAN: 04/18/1945 - 04/24/1945

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS and 1 carbon TMs from Carl Sandburg to Harry L. Hopkins with 1 carbon from Hopkins to Sandburg, all regarding the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The carbon manuscript is that of a poem written by Sandburg in memoriam to FDR which was printed in the Woman's Home Companion. Includes the following items: 1 TLS from Carl Sandburg to HLH on Chikaming Goat Farm stationery (April 18, 1945); 1 carbon TMs by Carl Sandburg, "WHEN DEATH CAME APRIL TWELVE 1945" (undated, 2 leaves); 1 carbon from HLH to Sandburg.

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Sherwood, Madeline
9/26/1941

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Madeline Sherwood to Harry L. Hopkins regarding a typed enclosure, a call for funds to help the Russian people through the hardships of the War. The advertisement was to be signed by "great aristocrats," such as Grand Duchess Marie.

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Spellman, Francis J., Archbishop of New York
DATE SPAN: 04/13/1945 - 04/14/1945

DESCRIPTION: 1 carbon telegram from harry L. Hopkins to Francis J. Spellman, Archbishop of New York, praising him for a speech he made about the death of Fraklin D. Roosevelt; and 1 TLS from Spellman to Hopkins thanking Hopkins for his telegram. Includes the following items: 1 carbon telegram from HLH to Francis Spellman on White House standard form (April 13, 1945); and 1 TLS from Francis Spellman to HLH on Archbishop's House stationery (April 14, 1945).

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Stark, H. R., Admiral
DATE SPAN: 07/05/1945 - 07/27/1945

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Admiral H. R. "Betty" Stark to Harry L. Hopkins (July 5, 1945) expressing his good wishes on Hopkins recent decision to leave government service; 1 carbon in reply from Hopkins to Stark.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Swope, Herbert Bayard
4/30/1941

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Herbert Bayard Swope to Harry L. Hopkins concerning the Freedom Rally by Franklin D. Roosevelt; reference to Charles Lindburgh and the Nazis.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Fan Mail, Great Britain
DATE SPAN: 01/09/1941 - 08/04/1941

DESCRIPTION: 20 letters to Harry L. Hopkins from admirers around Great Britain, mostly in response to a speech by Hopkins on British radio July 27, 1941 in which he pledged full support from the United States for the people of Great Britain during the War. Numerous references to Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Genealogical Enquiries, Great Britain
DATE SPAN: 01/14/1941 - 02/03/1941

DESCRIPTION: 2 letters to Harry L. Hopkins from admirers in Great Britain enquiring about Hopkins' genealogy; also includes 3 carbons from Hopkins' secretary to individuals on the same topic.

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Speech by Harry L. Hopkins
DATE SPAN: [07/12/1944]? - [07/20/1944]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMs (3 leaves) and 2 TMss (1 leaf each) of a speech prepared by Hopkins to present before the Democratic National Convention in 1944 in which he acknowledges Franklin D. Roosevelt's acceptance of the Presidential nomination. Reference to Senator Alben W. Barkley.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 Speech by Harry L. Hopkins
9/6/1945

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs (3 leaves) of a speech given by Harry L. Hopkins, probably on his receipt of the Distinguished Service Medal from Harry S. Truman in September of 1945.

Box: 1 Fold: 44 Diary Entries (Copies)
DATE SPAN: 01/25/1941 - 06/13/1945

DESCRIPTION: 6 diary entries (copies) by Harry L. Hopkins with references to FDR, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, King George VI, the King of Norway, Marshal Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and Sir Alan Lascelles.

Box: 1 Fold: 45 Memorial to Harry L. Hopkins by John Steinbeck
DATE SPAN: 05/22/1946 - 06/18/1951

DESCRIPTION: 1 carbon TMs of John Steinbeck's memorial to Harry L. Hopkins which was read by Burgess Meredith at the memorial services on May 22, 1946. The folder also includes 1 TLS from E. Kathleen Doyle to Ethel G. Hopkins Conant about the eulogy.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 Personality Profile of Harry L. Hopkins
12/29/1934

DESCRIPTION: 1 carbon TMs (2 leaves) of a personality profile of Harry L. Hopkins drawn up by Harry H. Balkin.

Box: 1 Fold: 47 Senate Civil Liberties Committee
10/31/1940

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from a staffmember at the White House to Harry L. Hopkins passing on to Hopkins a manuscript about the Senate Civil Liberties Committee. Reference to Ernest T. Weir.

Box: 1 Fold: 48 Signatures of WW II VIP's (Copy)
8/9/1941

DESCRIPTION: 1 xerox copy of a program for a dinner in honor of Winston Churchill on board the U.S. Flagship Augusta in Ship Harbor, Newfoundland. The program was signed by many dignitaries: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Sumner Welles, Admiral Harry L. Stark, Gen. George C. Marshall, Adm. Ernest J. King, Maj. Gen. Henry H. Arnold, Harry L. Hopkins, Averill Harriman, Sir Alexander G. M. Cadogan, Adm. Sir Alfred D. P. R. Pound, Gen. Sir John G. Dill, Air Chief Marshall Sir Wilfrid R. Freeman and Lord Cherwell.

Box: 1 Fold: 49 Photographs: Malta, February, 1945
2/2/1945

DESCRIPTION: 4 photos from a set of 11 taken by Robert Hopkins of dignitaries at the Combined Chiefs of Staff meeting in Malta on February 2, 1945. Photos include shots of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Admiral of the Fleet Andrew Brown Cunningham (1st Baron & 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope), Averill Harriman, Admiral Sir Lionel Halsey, Admiral Harold R. Stark, Anthony Eden, Harry L. Hopkins, Sir Alexander Cardogan and Edward R. Stettinius, Jr.

Box: 1 Fold: 50 Photographs: Malta, February, 1945
2/2/1945

DESCRIPTION: 4 photos from a set of 11 of dignitaries taken by Robert Hopkins at the Combined Chiefs of Staff meeting at Malta on February 2, 1945. Photos include: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anna Roosevelt Boettinger, Sarah Churchill Oliver, Winston Churchill, the U.S.S. Quincy, General George C. Marshall, Admiral Ernest J. King and Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy.

Box: 1 Fold: 51 Photographs: Malta, February, 1945
DATE SPAN: 08/21/1944 - 02/02/1945

DESCRIPTION: 3 photos from a set of 11 of dignitaries at the Combined Chiefs of Staff meeting at Malta on February 2, 1945 taken by Robert Hopkins. Folder also includes 1 photo of Robert F. Hopkins with General Dwight D. Eisenhower and 1 photo of Roosevelt and Harry L. Hopkins on a train. Photos from Malta include shots of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry L. Hopkins, Anthony Eden, Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. and Winston Churchill.

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