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CORNELIUS VAN H. ENGERT PAPERS
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Box: 7 Fold: 4 Reports, Dec. 1 - 15, 1937
DATE SPAN: 12/01/1937 - 12/15/1937

DESCRIPTION: 15 carbon reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State regarding Iranian governmental affairs and foreign relations, with discussion of German propaganda, press attacks on foreign culture including "By Order of the Shah" by Sidney Hay, the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, the National Bank of Iran, and relations between Iran and Afghanistan. Includes reports # 1174-88.

Box: 7 Fold: 5 Reports, Dec. 16 - 31, 1937
DATE SPAN: 12/17/1937 - 12/31/1937

DESCRIPTION: 12 carbon reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State regarding Iranian governmental affairs and foreign relations, with discussion of education, relations with Hungary, restriction of opium cultivation, German propaganda and a visit by Baldur von Schirach of Reich Youth Movement, import quotas, and the military. Includes reports # 1189-1200.

Box: 7 Fold: 6 Reports, Jan . 1 - 15, 1938
DATE SPAN: 01/03/1938 - 01/15/1938

DESCRIPTION: 14 carbon reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State regarding Iranian governmental affairs and foreign relations, with discussion of the League of Nations, education, railroad development, the press, and relations with Turkey, Great Britain and France. Includes reports # 1201-14.

Box: 7 Fold: 7 Reports, Jan. 16 - 31, 1938
DATE SPAN: 01/17/1938 - 01/31/1938

DESCRIPTION: 9 carbon reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State regarding Iranian governmental affairs and foreign relations, with discussion of the press; and relations with the Soviet Union, Turkey and Afghanistan; the Saadabad Pact. Includes reports # 1216-24.

Box: 7 Fold: 8 Reports, Feb. 1 - 15, 1938
DATE SPAN: 02/01/1938 - 02/15/1938

DESCRIPTION: 14 carbon reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State regarding Iranian governmental affairs and foreign relations, with discussion of the women's movement in Iran, restrictions on the use of foreign languages, the League of Nations, a visit by French aviator Maryse Hilsz, American missionaries, relations with Bahrain, the press, the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, and industry. Includes reports # 1225-38.

Box: 7 Fold: 9 Reports, Feb. 16 - 28, 1938
DATE SPAN: 02/16/1938 - 02/26/1938

DESCRIPTION: 8 carbon reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State regarding Iranian governmental affairs, with discussion of the tea industry, restrictions on the use of foreign languages, involvement in the League of Nations, and the military. Includes reports # 1239-46.

Box: 7 Fold: 10 Reports, Mar. 1 - 15, 1938
DATE SPAN: 03/01/1938 - 03/14/1938

DESCRIPTION: 6 carbon reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State regarding Iranian governmental affairs, with discussion of the death of Enayatollah Samiy, religious attire, National Bank of Iran, women and marriage laws. Includes reports # 1247-51 and 1253.

Box: 7 Fold: 11 Reports, Mar. 16 - 31, 1938
DATE SPAN: 03/17/1938 - 03/31/1938

DESCRIPTION: 10 carbon reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State regarding Iranian governmental affairs and foreign relations, with discussion of relations with Hungary, the National Bank of Iran, and the ratification of the Saadabad Pact by Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan. Includes reports # 1255-61 and 1263-65.

Box: 7 Fold: 12 Reports, Apr. 1 - 15, 1938
DATE SPAN: 04/01/1938 - 04/15/1938

DESCRIPTION: 10 carbon reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State regarding Iranian governmental affairs and foreign relations, with discussion of relations with the U.S.S.R., the National Bank of Iran, trade restrictions, and the national budget for 1317. Includes reports # 1266-75.

Box: 7 Fold: 13 Reports, Apr. 16 - 30, 1938
DATE SPAN: 04/16/1938 - 04/30/1938

DESCRIPTION: 8 carbon reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State regarding Iranian governmental affairs and foreign relations, with discussion of trade statistics, Mohamed Sayed, Japan's interest in the Iranian opium trade, and relations with Germany and Great Britain. Includes reports # 1276-84.

Box: 7 Fold: 14 Reports, May 1 - 15, 1938
DATE SPAN: 05/02/1938 - 05/13/1938

DESCRIPTION: 9 carbon reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State regarding Iranian governmental affairs and foreign relations, with discussion of the press, the National Bank of Iran, the opium trade, the Iranian Academy, relations with Mexico and Argentina, and the expulsion of Iranians from the U.S.S.R. Includes reports # 1285-89 and 1291-94.

Box: 7 Fold: 15 Reports, May 16 - Jun. 2, 1938
DATE SPAN: 05/16/1938 - 06/02/1938

DESCRIPTION: 10 carbon reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State regarding Iranian governmental affairs and foreign relations, with discussion of the Red Lion and Sun Society, Japanese military expansion, and relations with the U.S.S.R. Includes reports # 1295-1301, 1306-08, and a loose enclosure for report # 1305.

Box: 7 Fold: 16 Reports, "Afghan Series"
DATE SPAN: 06/24/1935 - 05/10/1938

DESCRIPTION: 13 carbon reports, mostly by Cornelius Van H. Engert, for the Sec'y of State regarding the governmental affairs and foreign relations of Afghanistan, all written on an irregular basis from Teheran as news arrived at that city. Discussion of Afghan relations with Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and Italy; the opium trade; agriculture; oil and mining concessions; and the Inland Exploration Company. Includes reports # 12 (by William H. Hornibrook); 30-32 (by Gordon P. Merriam); 39-42, 60-64, and 68 (by CVHE).

Box: 7 Fold: 17 Reports, Regarding Afghanistan, 1935-36
DATE SPAN: 07/12/1935 - 12/14/1936

DESCRIPTION: 9 carbon reports and dispatches by U.S. diplomats in Moscow, Ankara and Paris for the Sec'y of State regarding Afghanistan, with discussion of a possible treaty between the U.S. and Afghanistan; possible oil concessions to the Standard-Vacuum Oil Company; relations with Turkey and the Soviet Union; Frederick G. Clapp; and the Inland Exploration Company. Includes reports by Wallace S. Murray, William C. Bullitt, R. Walton Moore, G. Howland Shaw, Loy W. Henderson, and William Phillips; includes reports # 713, 478, 906, 1391, 1198, and 1461.

Box: 7 Fold: 18 Reports, Regarding Afghanistan, 1937
DATE SPAN: 06/09/1937 - 12/04/1937

DESCRIPTION: 15 carbon reports, telegrams and other despatches by Cornelius Van H. Engert and others for the Sec'y of State regarding governmental affairs and foreign relations of Afghanistan, all written by U.S. diplomats in Teheran, Moscow, and London. Discussion of relations with Iran, Turkey, Iraq, the United States, and the Soviet Union; Faiz Mohamed; the Asiatic Pact; the Middle Eastern Four-Power Pact (Saadabad Pact); Soviet Central Asia; "the Fundamental Principles of the Government of Afghanistan" and Afghan law; the legal status of foreigners; and the escape of Mohamed Umar Khan from India. Includes reports by Loy W. Henderson and Herschel V. Johnson; includes reports # 1080, 1087, 1099, 586, 584, 3453, 3581, and 50.

Box: 7 Fold: 19 List of Reports
DATE SPAN: 06/01/1937 - 12/05/1938

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMs list of reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State on Iran from 1937-39, listed by date, number and subject.

Box: 7 Fold: 20 Biographical Reports
DATE SPAN: 11/01/1937 - 05/11/1938

DESCRIPTION: 6 TMs biographical reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert on various individuals in Teheran, including 1 sketch of Shoichi Nakayama, Japanese Minister to Iran.

Box: 7 Fold: 21 Pamphlets
DATE SPAN: 05/27/1935 - 09/01/1939

DESCRIPTION: 4 pamphlets collected by Cornelius Van H. Engert in Cairo and Teheran; including "Liste du Corps Diplomatique (in Teheran), September 1939"; "Official Directory of the British Forces in Egypt, and the Sudan, Including a list of British Civilian Residents and Railway Timetables, August 1939"; and 2 printed briefs regarding the case of Demetre Skoufos and Eustache Carastathis versus the Egyptian Government regarding "violation of secrecy of letters."

Box: 7 Fold: 22 Printed Materials
DATE SPAN: [11/01/1927]? - 11/29/1940

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous printed items collected by CVHE, including 1 issue of the American Foreign Service Journal (Nov. 1927); 1 pamphlet, "Some Aspects of the Assistance Rendered by the Department of State and its Foreign Service to American Business"; 1 photocopy set of printed telegrams from CVHE to the Sec'y of State regarding Iran's political reactions to war in Europe in 1939-40; 1 copy TMs speech by George S. Messersmith on the structure of the Department of State; and 1 copy TMs speech by G. Howland Shaw regarding American foreign policy.

Box: 7 Fold: 23 Clippings
DATE SPAN: 05/10/1926 - 11/12/1938

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous clippings collected by Cornelius Van H. Engert while in Iran; includes several photos of the Iranian Royal family; an article, "Economic Developments in Palestine" (1926) by M. B. Hayden; and 1 clipping about Mrs. Jefferson Borden Harriman.

Box: 7 Fold: 24 Adams, Agnes A., Lady
DATE SPAN: 08/14/1941 - 08/16/1941

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS (14 Aug 1941) and 1 TLS (16 Aug 1941) from Agnes A. "Daisy", Lady Adams to Cornelius Van H. Engert regarding her husband, Sir John Adams, with 1 ALS from Morford L. Riddick also regarding Sir John.

Box: 7 Fold: 25 Baroody, B. M.
DATE SPAN: 10/02/1941 - 12/01/1941

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALSs from B. M. Baroody to Cornelius Van H. Engert, with 1 TLS from Baroody to "Mr. Hamilton" and 2 carbon TMss by Baroody, all regarding Lebanese culture, history, and especially independence and separation from Syria.

Box: 7 Fold: 26 Bullard, Sir Reader William
DATE SPAN: 03/04/1941 - 07/25/1941

DESCRIPTION: 5 TLSs from Sir Reader William Bullard to Cornelius Van H. Engert, mostly personal, with copy TL enclosure from Douglas Coyler to Alec Walter George Randall. Includes the following items:

TLS from Sir R. W. Bullard to CVHE (2 pp., 4 Mar 1941);

TLS from Sir R. W. Bullard to CVHE (29 Mar 1941);

TLS from Sir R. W. Bullard to CVHE (4 Apr 1941);

TLS from Sir R. W. Bullard to CVHE (20 Jul 1941);

TLS from Sir R. W. Bullard to CVHE (25 Jul 1941).

Box: 7 Fold: 27 Geiffier, Pierre de, Baron
6/25/1942

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Baron Pierre de Geiffier to Cornelius Van H. Engert, mostly personal.

Box: 7 Fold: 28 Hamza, Fuad Bey, et al.
DATE SPAN: 03/19/1941 - 03/26/1941

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence, contracts and receipts relating to business between Cornelius Van H. Engert and Fuad (Fouad) Bey Hamza, Saudi Ambassador to Vichy, with reference to a lease on a house in Beirut owned by Hamza and rented by CVHE.

Box: 7 Fold: 29 Hassani, Tajeddeen El
6/17/1942

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Tajeddeen El Hassani, President of Syria, to Cornelius Van H. Engert, mostly personal.

Box: 7 Fold: 30 Shone, Terence Allen
DATE SPAN: 06/24/1942 - 06/25/1942

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALSs from Terence Allen Shone to Cornelius Van H. Engert, mostly personal.

Box: 7 Fold: 31 Spears, Edward Louis
6/18/1942

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Edward Louis Spears to Cornelius Van H. Engert, mostly personal.

Box: 7 Fold: 32 Correspondence REgarding French Government
DATE SPAN: 02/18/1941 - 06/18/1942

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Jeanne Valery (?) of the French Commission to Syria & Lebanon to Cornelius Van H. Engert with a list of principle French functionaries in Beirut; 1 TMs by an unknown person in French regarding the presence of Vichystes in the Levant; and 1 TLS from an unidentified person of the Free French delegation to the Levant to CVHE, mostly personal.

Box: 7 Fold: 33 Miscellaneous Correspondence
DATE SPAN: 02/10/1942 - 07/10/1942

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence from various individuals to Cornelius Van H. Engert, regarding personal and diplomatic business. Includes correspondence from Alford Carleton of Aleppo College and R. Stewart Miller of the Lebanon Hospital for Mental Diseases.

Box: 7 Fold: 34 Telegrams
DATE SPAN: 01/29/1942 - 06/25/1942

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous telegrams, mostly carbons, between Cornelius Van H. Engert and various individuals mostly regarding the logistics of CVHE's move from Beirut to Kabul, Afghanistan. Includes telegrams from Alexander C. Kirk, Cordell Hull, and Edward Louis Spears.

Box: 7 Fold: 35 Manuscripts by Engert
June 1942

DESCRIPTION: 5 TMss of a speech in French and English given on the radio by CVHE, and 1 TMs set of notes by Cornelius Van H. Engert on a meeting with the President of Lebanon.

Box: 7 Fold: 36 Ammoun, Fouad - Mss. re
[1940]

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs profile of Fouad Ammoun, President of the Court of Appeal of Lebanon, written by an unknown person.

Box: 7 Fold: 37 "Brief History of Syria, 1918-41" - Mss.
November 1941

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs by a British Administrator (WJE?), "Brief History fo Syria, 1918-41," with 1 TLS by the author to Cornelius Van H. Engert.

Box: 7 Fold: 38 British Occupation of Aleppo, Syria - Mss. re
DATE SPAN: 07/21/1941 - 07/30/1941

DESCRIPTION: 2 TMss by unknown persons regarding the British occupation of Aleppo, Syria in July, 1941, with discussion of Vichy and German presence.

Box: 7 Fold: 39 Deir-ez-Zor Affair - Mss. re
(October?) 1941

DESCRIPTION: 2 TMss by unknown authors regarding incidents in Deir-ez-Zor in Septemebr, 1941, with discussion of activities by the British and Agaidat tribespeople.

Box: 7 Fold: 40 "Druzes & the Future of Syria & the Near East" - Mss.
12/15/1941

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs of "The Druzes & the Future of Syria & the Near East" by Amin M. Abu-Izzeddin, with 1 TLS from Izzeddin to Cornelius Van H. Engert mostly regarding the manuscript.

Box: 7 Fold: 41 France Libre, Syria & Lebanon - Mss. re
DATE SPAN: 09/27/1941 - 11/12/1941

DESCRIPTION: 11 TMss regarding Free French forces in Syria Lebanon and Palestine in Fall 1941. Includes proclamations by the Free French recognizing the independence of Syria and Lebanon, with numerous references to Gen. Charles de Gaulle, Gen. Georges Catroux, Alfred Naccache. Includes the following items:

1 carbon TMs "Proclamation du General d'Armee Catroux..." (5 pp., 27 Sep 1941);

1 carbon TMs "Translation..Proclamation of General Catroux.." (6 pp., 29 Oct 1941);

1 carbon TMs, with 1 AMs coversheet, "Proclamation de General d'Armee Catroux.." (7 pp., 29 Oct 1941);

1 carbon TMs "Proclamation de General d'Armee Catroux.." (5 pp., 29 Oct 1941);

1 carbon TMs by Catroux "Note pour le Captain O. Lyttleton.." (4 pp., 12 Nov 1941);

1 carbon TMs "Note pour le Captain O. Lyttleton.." (5 pp., 12 Nov 1941);

1 carbon TMs "Resume d'un Rapport Special de Palestine" (2 pp., Nov 1941);

1 carbon TMs "L'Ordre Nouveau en France.." (5 pp., Nov. 1941?);

1 carbon TMs "Confidentiel..Les dirigeants de la 5me colonne.." (1 p., no date);

1 carbon TMs by Collet "Translation of a confidential cirular letter, reference N/777/CP.." (2 pp., 7 October 1941);

1 carbon TMs "Proclamation du General d'Armee Catroux.." (6 pp., no date, labelled "II").

Box: 7 Fold: 42 Palestine & Syria, Trade Relations - Mss. Re
8/16/1941

DESCRIPTION: 1 carbon TMs report by L. C. Pinkerton for the Sec'y of State regarding trade relations between Palestine and Syria following occupation of Syria by British and Free French forces.

Box: 7 Fold: 43 "Political Future of the Lebanon" - Mss. & Corresp.
7/29/1941

DESCRIPTION: 1 carbon TMs of "The Political Future of the Lebanon" by G. W. Furlonge, with 2 copy TLs by Camille Chamoun to an unknown person regarding the future of Lebanon which were originally found with the TMs.

Box: 7 Fold: 44 Profiles of Political Situation in Syria & Lebanon - Mss. re
DATE SPAN: 07/15/1941 - 11/26/1941

DESCRIPTION: 8 TMss regarding the political situation in Syria and Lebanon. Includes 2 TMss by "Dubbons" giving a political run down of the region in July 1941 with discussion of British, Vichy and Free French clashes; 1 TMs "Fautes de l'Administration Francaises depuis 1919-41" by the Maronite Archbishop of Beirut; 1 TMs "A Note on the Political Situation in Syria and the Alawite Region" prepared for Sir Edward Louis Spears; 1 TMs "Origins of Parties in Syria" by an unidentifiable Syrian author with discussion of the Shabander or Popular Party and the National Bloc; 1 TMs "Memorandum concernant l'organisation de l'etat Syrien" (1934); and 1 TMs on the status of Lebanon (1939).

Box: 7 Fold: 45 Population of Syria - Mss. re
(1941?)

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs report by an unknown person, "Some Notes on the Population of Syria, Northern Palestine and Transjordan," with discussion of Druzes, Maronites, Circassians, Kurds, Armenians, Assyrians and others.

Box: 7 Fold: 46 Wheat Problems & Trade - Mss. re
9/17/1941

DESCRIPTION: 3 carbon TMs reports regarding the poor wheat crop in Syria and Lebanon in 1941 and general trade issues.

Box: 7 Fold: 47 Miscellaneous Mss.
DATE SPAN: 07/11/1924 - [06/30/1942]?

DESCRIPTION: 10 TMss on miscellaneous topics mainly relating to the political situation in Syria and Lebanon between 1924 and 1942. Includes 1 carbon TMs about the Panarab movement (1942); 1 carbon TMs by Sir Harold Eustace Satow regarding Beirut's diplomatic corps (1930) and 3 other TMss on the same topic from 1934 and 1936.

Box: 7 Fold: 48 Cards & Invitations
(1941-42?)

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaenous business cards and invitations collected by Cornelius Van H. Engert during his service in Beirut. Includes cards from Bayard Dodge, Sir Kinahan Cornwallis, Sir Patrick Coghill, CVHE, and Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Elie Saliby.

Box: 7 Fold: 49 Notes
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1941]? - [01/01/1942]?

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous AMss notes, mainly by Cornelius Van H. Engert regarding events in Syria and Lebanon.

Box: 7 Fold: 50 Documents, Stamps & Banknotes
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1920]? - 06/18/1942

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS document by William Whitman II of the American Consul General granting Cornelius Van H. Engert passage to Kabul, Afghanistan from Beirut (8 Jun 1942); 2 banknotes for 1 paistre each from the Banque de Syrie (c. 1940); 6 postage stamps affixed to a souvenir page, with denominations of .50, 1.50, 6, 15, 10 and 50 piastres.

Box: 7 Fold: 51 Clippings
DATE SPAN: 06/20/1941 - 07/20/1941

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous clippings collected by Cornelius Van H. Engert during his service in Beirut, including an issue of Courrier du Levant (7 Jun 1942), a publication of France Libre, and an article in the New York Times with CVHE's photograph.

Box: 7 Fold: 52 Beecroft, Eric A.
DATE SPAN: 09/13/1943 - 01/31/1945

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Cornelius Van H. Engert and Eric A. Beecroft, mainly consisting of carbons from CVHE to Beecroft, with some carbons from Beecroft to others, all mainly regarding Afghan requests for American supplies and assistance.

Box: 7 Fold: 53 British Legation, Kabul
DATE SPAN: 07/24/1942 - 08/15/1942

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence between Cornelius Van h. Engert and representatives at the British Legation in Kabul, Afghanistan. Discussion of Japanese citizens in Afghanistan. Includes correspondence to and from Gerald Charles Lawrence Crichton, Sir Lancelot Cecil Lepel Griffin, and Russell D. MacRae.

Box: 7 Fold: 54 Dholpur, Maharaj Rana of
3/18/1945

DESCRIPTION: 1 fragment telegram from Maharaj Rana of Dholpur to Cornelius Van H. Engert, with AMs draft telegram reply from CVHE to Dholpur, mostly social.

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