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CORNELIUS VAN H. ENGERT PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 47 Speeches - Ottoman Leaders
DATE SPAN: 01/25/1916 - 01/08/1920

DESCRIPTION: 4 TMs copy speeches and 4 TMs declarations by Ottoman leaders. Includes the following:

1 TMs speech of Ahmed Riza Bey in the Ottoman Senate on the question of provisions (in English, Jan 1916);

1 TMs speech by S. E. Talaat Bey, Minister of Interior, in the Ottoman Senate in response to Ahmed Riza Bey's speech (in French, Jan 1916);

1 TMs and 1 carbon speech by Moustapha Kemal, Commander-in-Chief, Ottoman National Forces, to the population of Aintab, Syria (in English & French, Jan 1920?);

1 copy and 1 carbon letter from Moustapha Kemal to Suleyman Bey promising military support (in English & French, Jan 1920?);

1 copy and 1 carbon letter from Eumer Lufti to the Military Commander of Marash telling him to incite the people of Marash in a holy war against the French (in English & French, Jan 1920).

Box: 1 Fold: 48 Speech - C. V. H. Engert
11/12/1913

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs speech by Cornelius Van H. Engert before The Quibblers debating society in Constantinople on the jury system.

Box: 1 Fold: 49 The Hague: Memoranda
DATE SPAN: 03/08/1918 - 12/09/1918

DESCRIPTION: 6 carbon memoranda from Cornelius Van H. Engert, probably to John W. Garrett, Minister of the American Legation at The Hague regarding an interview by CVHE with Mirza Mahmoud Khan, Persian Charge d'Affaires at The Hague; an interview with Baron Guillaume of the Belgian Legation regarding Belgian-Dutch relations; 1 copy of a telegram to and from unknown parties regarding Serbian interests at The Hague; 1 memo regarding messages between Abram I. Elkus, C. F. Gates of Robert College of Constantinople College, and Haim Nahoum Grand Rabbi of Turkey; 1 memo regarding the general status of the American Legation in The Hague for Mr. Thoron; and 1 memo regarding Bulgarian interests at The Hague.

Box: 1 Fold: 50 The Hague: Wilson's Response to the Germans
10/12/1918

DESCRIPTION: 1 carbon TL in German from the German Government to Woodrow Wilson in response to a note from Wilson, probably at the Hague (12 Oct 1918), with 1 ANS by CVHE explaining the letter.

Box: 1 Fold: 51 The Hague: List of the Diplomatic Corps
Jan 1919

DESCRIPTION: 1 printed list of the Diplomatic Corps at the Hague from January 1919.

Box: 1 Fold: 52 Manuscripts, Alaskan Archives of Russia
DATE SPAN: 04/18/1802 - 04/10/1829

DESCRIPTION: The first half of a large AMs in Russian, most probably a copy, of the diary or correspondence of a Russian explorer of Alaska from the early nineteenth century. Includes 1 ALS in English from the directors of the Russian American Company to Governor Baranov ordering him to explore Alaska and lay claims to it for Russia to the 55th parallel or even the 50th parallel if possible; there is also a list of correspondence "copied by Mr. Moness" from the Archives, possibly a list of the contents of the larger Russian manuscript.

Box: 1 Fold: 53 Manuscripts, Alaskan Archives of Russia
DATE SPAN: 03/24/1832 - 02/08/1839

DESCRIPTION: Second half of a large AMs in Russian, most probably a copy, of the diary or correspondence of a Russian explorer of Alaska from the 1830's.

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Manuscripts, Alaskan Archives of Russia (Packaging)
Jul 1912 postmarks

DESCRIPTION: 2 large manila envelopes addressed to Cornelius Van H. Engert in Constantinople which originally contained the Alaskan Archives manuscripts in the previous 2 folders.

Box: 1 Fold: 55 Armenians, Testimony to Engert
DATE SPAN: 02/06/1920 - 03/10/1920

DESCRIPTION: 3 carbon transcripts of testimony of 3 Armenian relief convoy workers regarding attacks on them by Turkish soldiers.

Box: 1 Fold: 56 Armenia, Reports
3/12/1920

DESCRIPTION: 2 TMs reports regarding the status of Armenia in peace negotiations in 1920. The first TMs is actually a number of brief reports: 1 copy TL from Jean Jusserand to Frank L. Polk regarding general conditions of Turkish surrender, 1 copy TL from Bainbridge Colby to Jusserand in response, 1 copy TMs draft response by the Supreme Council of the Allied Governments to Colby regarding the Treaty of Peace with Turkey, 1 copy TMs draft despatch to President Wilson regarding Armenia's viability by Lord Curzon, 1 copy TMs draft reply by the Supreme Council of the Allied Governments to the League of Nations regarding the future of Armenia. The second TMs is a carbon of a fragment report by an unknown party giving recommendations as to how the U.S. can assist Armenia.

Box: 1 Fold: 57 Armenia, Passport
(1919-20?)

DESCRIPTION: 1 blank printed passport with ink correction for the Armenian Republic to be issued from the Armenian Legation in Washington, D.C.

Box: 1 Fold: 58 Armenia, Booklet
(1915-20?)

DESCRIPTION: 1 booklet, "The Armenian: Aspirations and Revolutionary Movements," mainly consisting of propaganda photographs with descriptions in English, German, French, and Arabic. References to the Tachnaksootioun Revolutionary Committee, the Social Democratic Hintchak Committee, and Kevork V, Catholicos of all Armenians.

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Bulgaria, Correspondence & Documents
1913

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous telegrams and despatches in Bulgarian found together with an envelope labeled by CVHE, "Bulgarian documents obtained in Adrianople, Sept. 1913."

Box: 1 Fold: 60 Manuscript, Soldier Diary in Syria
DATE SPAN: 01/23/1920 - 02/10/1920

DESCRIPTION: 1 carbon transcript of a diary or a set of letters by a soldier, possibly British, who describes activities of Turks, Armenians, and French in Syria in January and February, 1920. The final entry is handwritten and signed by James R. Lyman.

Box: 1 Fold: 61 Manuscripts, Miscellaneous
(1915-20?)

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous TMss and AMss, mostly fragments, consisting of poems, a report on Austrian anti-Semitism, and population statistics for Eastern Europe.

Box: 1 Fold: 62 Daily Review of the Foreign Press, Dec. 1917 - Feb. 1918
DATE SPAN: 12/21/1917 - 02/22/1918

DESCRIPTION: 7 issues of the Daily Review of the Foreign Press, 6 of which are Neutral Press Supplements and 1 of which is a Special Greek Supplement dealing with the regime under Constantine. Among the Neutral Press summaries are coverage of the press in Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Latin America, and Russia.

Box: 1 Fold: 63 Daily Review of the Foreign Press, Apr. - May 1918
DATE SPAN: 04/02/1918 - 05/31/1918

DESCRIPTION: 12 issues of the Daily Review of the Foreign Press, including 2 Neutral Press Supplements and 1 Review of the press in enemy countries during May, 1918. Includes press summaries from Rumania, Austria-Hungary, Ukraine, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Greece, Japan, Serbia, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, Bulgaria, and Turkey.

Box: 1 Fold: 64 Daily Review of the Foreign Press, Jun. - Jul. 1918
DATE SPAN: 06/10/1918 - 07/26/1918

DESCRIPTION: 10 issues of th Daily Review of the Foreign Press, including 2 Neutral Press Supplements and 2 Reviews of the Press in Enemy Countries. Includes summaries of the press in Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Russia, Finland, Rumania, Argentina, Japan, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Chile, Great Briatin, Belgium, United States, Poand, France, Italy, and Turkey.

Box: 1 Fold: 65 Daily Review of the Foreign Press, Aug. - Nov. 1918
DATE SPAN: 08/03/1918 - 11/20/1918

DESCRIPTION: 12 issues of the Daily Review of the Foreign Press, including 2 Neutral Press Supplement, 1 Review of the Situation in Enemy Countries, 1 Allied Press Supplement, and 1 Food Supplement. Includes summaries of the press and food situations for France, Portugal, Greece, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Russia, Germany, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary, Finland, Rumania, Poland, Argentina, Uruguay, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Cuba, Brazil, Belgium, Italy, Bulgaria, and Ukraine.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Daily Review of the Foreign Press, Dec. 1918 - Jan. 1919
DATE SPAN: 12/02/1918 - 01/24/1919

DESCRIPTION: 8 issues of the Daily Review of the Foreign Press, including 5 Neutral Press Supplements, 1 Allied Press Supplement, and 2 Food Supplements. Includes food and press summaries of the United States, France, Portugal, Greece, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bohemia, Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Mexico, Italy, Japan, Chile, Uruguay, Rumania, Peru, and Finland.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Daily Review of the Foreign Press, Feb. - Apr. 1919
DATE SPAN: 02/07/1919 - 04/11/1919

DESCRIPTION: 7 issues of the Daily Review of the Foreign Press, all Neutral Press Supplements. Includes summaries of the press for Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Chile, Peru, Russia, Finland, Argetina, Uruguay, and Mexico.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Printed Materials, British Government
DATE SPAN: 10/31/1914 - 08/31/1919

DESCRIPTION: 1 booklet, "Compilation of Proclamations, Notices, etc. Still in force or of Public Interest Relating to the Civil Administration and Inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Oct. 1914 - Aug. 1919," printed at the Government Press in Bagdad.

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Printed Materials, British Government
1913-22

DESCRIPTION: 5 printed reports by the British Foreign Office regarding British relations in the Middle East. Includes "Report of the Special Mission to Egypt" (1921) by Sir Alfred, Viscount Milner; "Report on Trade & Transport Conditions in Persia to Jan., 1922" by Maj. B. Temple; "Despatch from His Majesty's Ambassador at Vienna Respecting the Rupture of Diplomatic Relations with the Austro-Hungarian Government" (1914) by Sir Maurice de Bunsen; "Financial Advances Made by His Majesty's Gov't and the Gov't of India to the Persian Gov't" (1913); "Report on the Export of Cement from the United Kingdom to Holland (1918).

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Printed Materials, U.S. Government
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1903]? - 09/09/1919

DESCRIPTION: 10 pamphlets and reports printed by the U.S. government, mostly regarding U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Includes 1 report on "The Right of Asylum in Legations" by D. K. Jay (1903); 1 pamphlet, "Railway Concession in Asia Minor" (1910); 3 reports by W. W. Rockhill on the Potsdam Meeting between Germany and Russia (1910-11); 1 report, "Negotiations for American Railway Concession in Asia Minor" (undated); 1 pamphlet, "Regulations to Govern Transportation of Diplomatic and Consular Officers..." (1919); 1 pamphlet, "Agreement Between Great Britain and Persia" (1919); 1 subcommittee version of a joint resolution calling for an independent Armenian state (1919); 1 pamphlet, "Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Foreign Relations in the U.S. Senate on the Maintenance of Peace in Armenia," with testimony from Mihran Sivasly, Vartan Malcom and others (1919).

Box: 2 Fold: 6 Printed Materials, Greek Territorial Claims
3/6/1919

DESCRIPTION: 1 printed report, "Report of Committee on Greek Territorial Claims," with opinions from the Great Powers, with many special statements by Italy (1919).

Box: 2 Fold: 7 Printed Materials, Personalities in Syria
August 1917

DESCRIPTION: 1 bound booklet by the U.S. Naval Intelligence Division, "Personalities, Syria."

Box: 2 Fold: 8 Printed Materials, Personalities in Turkey
January 1916

DESCRIPTION: 1 booklet by the U.S. Naval Intelligence Division, "Personalities, Turkey."

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Printed Materials, Turkey
1876 - 1945

DESCRIPTION: 5 miscellaneous pamphlets regarding Turkey. Includes 2 lists of the diplomatic corps in Turkey (1912, 1945); 1 pamphlet, "One Year with the American Red Cross" by Frank M. Chapman (1918); 1 pamphlet, "The Dardanelles for England: the True Solution of the Eastern Question" by unknown author (1876); 1 pamphlet, "New Expeditions in 1913," with an article about mountain climbing in the Caucasus, signed by the author, Harold Raeburn.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 Printed Materials, Turkey
1911-(1940?)

DESCRIPTION: 4 miscellaneous pamphlets mostly regarding Turkey. Includes 1 offprint, "L'Arbitrage dans le conflit Anglo-Americain concernant les pecheries de l'Atlantiques" by M. J. de Louter (1911); 1 report, "Note sur l'institution et le functionnement de l'Administration de la Dette Publique Ottomane" by the Ottoman Government (1912); 1 pamphlet, "The Commission of Inquiry: The Wilson-Bryan Peace Plan, Its Origin and Development" by Denys P. Myers and published by the World Peace Foundation (1913); 1 booklet, "Encyclopaedic Guide to Istanbul" by unknown author (c. 1940).

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Printed Materials, Health
1914

DESCRIPTION: 9 small pamphlets and 2 newsletters of the Life Extension Institute describing health and hygiene.

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Ephemera, Viscount Ishii's Mission to San Francisco
8/15/1917

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous ephemera relating to Viscount Kikujiro Ishii's diplomatic visit to San Francisco in August, 1917, which CVHE attended. Mainly consists of invitations, menus, seating charts, and programs.

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Ephemera, Turkey
1914 - (1940?)

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous ephemera collected by CVHE in Turkey, almost all from 1914 to 1920, mainly consisting of invitations, menus, and programs.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 Ephemera, Miscellaneous
1913-20

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous ephemera collected by CVHE from 1913 to 1920, mostly not from Turkey. Includes 1 pamphlet, "Our Duty Concerning the Panama Canal Tolls" by Thomas Raeburn White and Charlemagne Tower and published by the World Peace Foundation.

Box: 2 Fold: 15 Clippings
1916

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous clippings relating mostly to World War I, with numerous typescript translations of Turkis newspaper articles aneditorials from 1916.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Belin, Ferdinand L.
DATE SPAN: 04/11/1921 - 01/16/1922

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLSs from Ferdinand L. Belin at the U.S. Embassies in Constantinople and Paris to Cornelius Van H. Engert, with 2 carbons from CVHE to Belin, with discussions of foreign policy including references to the Turko-Bolshevik Treaty, the Franco-Turkish Agreement, and Walter Schoellkopf.

Box: 2 Fold: 17 Bell, Edward Price
10/7/1921

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Edward Price Bell of the Chicago Daily News to Cornelius Van H. Engert regarding the paper.

Box: 2 Fold: 18 Bell, Gertrude
DATE SPAN: 09/25/1921 - 10/04/1921

DESCRIPTION: 1 copy TL from Gertrude Bell to Cornelius Van H. Engert (25 Sep 1921), with 1 carbon from CVHE to Bell and 1 ANS from C. E. Stevens to CVHE with a possible reference to Bell. Bell's letter to CVHE gives her detailed analysis of the situation in Mesopotamia and Persia and the overall state of the Ottoman Empire. Stevens mentions a "Dr. Bell" who has given him information on French aircraft at Adana.

Box: 2 Fold: 19 Bliss, Robert Woods
DATE SPAN: 05/01/1921 - 10/24/1921

DESCRIPTION: 4 carbons from Cornelius Van H. Engert to Robert Woods Bliss, mostly regarding the management of the American Legation in Teheran, Persia. Includes discussion of John L. Caldwell, Gordon Paddock, Joseph S. Kornfeld, and Anti-Semitism in Persia.

Box: 2 Fold: 20 Borden, Spencer
DATE SPAN: 07/05/1920 - 11/19/1920

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence, mostly copies, between Cornelius Van H. Engert, the U.S. State Department, and Spencer Borden regarding the acceptance of a gift of horses by the U.S. from the Emir Faisal.

Box: 2 Fold: 21 Caldwell, John L.
DATE SPAN: 10/11/1919 - 05/22/1920

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLSs from John L. Caldwell to Cornelius Van H. Engert, with 1 copy TLS from Alvey A. Adee of the U. S. State Department to Caldwell, all regarding business for the U. S. Legation in Teheran, Persia.

Box: 2 Fold: 22 Colby, Bainbridge
9/28/1920

DESCRIPTION: 1 carbon from Cornelius Van H. Engert to Bainbridge Colby with 1 secret report by a British diplomat regarding British and Soviet interests in Persia. The report especially regards the necessity of British deployment to repel Bolshevist invasion.

Box: 2 Fold: 23 Davis, John W.
5/15/1920

DESCRIPTION: 1 carbon from Cornelius Van H. Engert to John W. Davis, American Ambassador to Great Britain, regarding "the Near Eastern Question."

Box: 2 Fold: 24 Dulles, Allen W.
DATE SPAN: 08/29/1921 - 02/01/1923

DESCRIPTION: Various correspondence to and from Allen W. Dulles. Includes 1 TLS from Allen W. Dulles to Cornelius Van H. Engert, with 1 TLS from Wallace Smith Murray to Dulles and 2 carbons from CVHE to Dulles, mostly personal regarding living conditions in the Middle East, with references to Joseph S. Kornfeld and Adm. Mark L. Bristol. Also includes a small set of memos regarding travel expenses in the Persia, one of which is initialled by Dulles.

Box: 2 Fold: 25 Fairchild, David Grandison
6/29/1921

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from David Grandison Fairchild to Cornelius Van H. Engert regarding an unspecified project of the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Box: 2 Fold: 26 Frelinghuysen, Joseph S.
DATE SPAN: 05/24/1921 - 08/23/1921

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Senator Joseph S. Frelinghuysen to Cornelius Van H. Engert, with 2 carbons from CVHE to Frelinghuysen, mostly personal.

Box: 2 Fold: 27 Haig, Lt. Col. Thomas Wolsley
DATE SPAN: 02/18/1921 - 02/19/1921

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Lt. Col. Thomas Wolsley Haig to Cornelius Van H. Engert, with 1 carbon from CVHE to Haig, regarding American missionaries entering Persia.

Box: 2 Fold: 28 Hakim-ol-Molk, Minister of Foreign Affairs
DATE SPAN: 02/13/1922 - 02/18/1922

DESCRIPTION: 1 carbon from CVHE to Hakim-ol-Molk, Persian Minister of Foreign Affairs, with 2 carbons from Hakim-ol-Molk to Cornelius Van H. Engert regarding an inflammatory, Anti-American article appearing in a local Persian newspaper.

Box: 2 Fold: 29 Hoppenot, Henri
DATE SPAN: 05/09/1921 - 02/25/1922

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Henri Hoppenot of the French Legation to Persia to Cornelius Van H. Engert, with 2 carbons from CVHE to Hoppenot and 1 telegram from Chuvet in Bagdad to Hoppenot, mostly personal.

Box: 2 Fold: 30 Hughes, Charles Evans
DATE SPAN: 03/16/1921 - 01/31/1922

DESCRIPTION: 2 carbon telegrams and 1 Departmental Order from Charles Evans Hughes to Cornelius Van H. Engert, with 1 carbon telegram and 1 carbon letter from CVHE to Hughes, 1 TLS from the Persian Ambassador to the U.S. to Hughes, 1 carbon from Sir Aukland Geddes to Hughes, and 1 carbon from Henry P. Fletcher to Geddes. Much of the material relates to British and American oil concessions in Persia, with references to the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, Standard Oil Company, the so-called Khoshtaria Concession, and Lord Curzon.

Box: 2 Fold: 31 Jordan, S. M.
DATE SPAN: 01/05/1921 - 02/11/1921

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLs from Dr. S. M. Jordan, probably a missionary, to Cornelius Van H. Engert, with 2 carbons from CVHE to Jordan, mostly regarding transportation and general safety in Persia.

Box: 2 Fold: 32 Knabenshue, Paul
DATE SPAN: 11/04/1920 - 01/04/1921

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Paul Knabenshue at the American Consulate in Beirut, Syria to Cornelius Van H. Engert, with 1 copy TL from Charles Allen to Knabenshue and 1 carbon from CVHE to Knabenshue, all regarding a worker's travel expenses.


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