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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Vatican 1947-48 - Correspondence A-C
1947-48

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence sent/received during Parsons'assignment as assistant to Myron C. Taylor, the U.S. President's Personal Representative to Pope Pius XII, Vatican City, Rome (1947-48).

Correspondents include: George D. Andrews, Ray Atherton, Charles E. Bohlen, James Bonbright, George L. Brandt, Ellis O. Briggs, Homer M. Byington, Jr., John M. Cabot, Msgr. Walter Carroll, Lewis Clark, Edward S. Crocker.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Vatican 1947-48 - Correspondence D-H
1947-48

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence sent/received during Parsons' assignment as assistant to Myron C. Taylor, U.S. President's Personal Representative to Pope Pius XII, Vatican City, Rome.

Correspondents include: Edward A. Dow, Jr.; Walter C. Dowling; William E. Flournoy, Jr.; Franklin C. Gowen; Joseph N. Greene, Jr.; Loy Henderson.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Vatican 1947-48 - Correspondence K-M
1947-48

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence sent/received during Parsons' assignment as assistant to Myron C. Taylor, U.S. President's Personal Representative to Pope Pius XII, Vatican City, Rome.

Correspondents include: George F. Kennan; David McK. Key; Fiorello H. LaGuardia; Cecil B. Lyon, Dr. Mario Majoli with copy of speech made by Ray Atherton re Canada (untitled); Betty Middleton.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Vatican 1947-48 - Correspondence N-P
1947-48

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence sent/received during Parsons' assignment as assistant to Myron C. Taylor, U.S. President's Personal Representative to Pope Pius XII, Vatican City, Rome.

Correspondents include: Marselis C. Parsons; Avery Peterson; Terry B. Saunders; Francis Cardinal Spellman; Philip D. Sprouse.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Vatican 1947-48 - Correspondence T-W
1947-48

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence sent/received during Parsons' assignment as assistant to Myron C. Taylor, U.S. President's Personal Representative to Pope Pius XII, Vatican City, Rome.

Correspondents include: Margaret Tibbits; E.T. Wailes; Evan M. Wilson; North Winship; Robert F. Woodward.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Vatican 1947-48 - Correspondence Unidentified
1947-48

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence sent/received during Parsons' assignment as assistant to Myron C. Taylor, U.S. President's Personal Representative to Pope Pius XII, Vatican City, Rome. Correspondents unidentified.



Box: 1 Fold: 7 Vatican - Dermot Keogh
1988-1990

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Dermot Keogh, research fellow the Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., re work on his book, "The Vatican, the Bishops and Irish Politics, 1919-1939," (Cambridge University Press, 1986). Includes typescript of his paper, "Ireland, the Vatican and the Cold War: the Case of Italy, 1948," (April 1988), 2 copies.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Vatican - Myron C. Taylor
February 1947 to June 1948

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to J. Graham Parsons from Myron C. Taylor (2 ALS, 4 TLS, and 4 telegrams). References to Parsons' appointment to the Vatican as Taylor's assistant. Includes carbons of Memoranda of Conversation by Parsons, referring to meetings with Francis Cardinal Spelling and Archbishop Amleto Giovanni Cicognani.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Vatican 1947-48 - Memoranda re Departure
August to September 1948

DESCRIPTION: Memoranda concerning transportation for departure of Parsons and family from post at the Vatican.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Vatican 1947-48 - Invitations (official)
June 1947 to July 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 formal printed invitation cards to various official receptions.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Vatican 1947-48 - Memorandum: The Holy See
September 1946

DESCRIPTION: Memorandum providing information on the Holy See, including special offices of the church, hierarchical structure and officials.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Vatican 1947-48 - Harry S. Truman Library Copies of Deposit
June 1947 to May 1982

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence (1982) to J. Graham Parsons from Benedict K. Zobrist, director, Harry S. Truman Library, Missouri, concerning material given by the former from his appointment at the Vatican as assistant to Myron C. Taylor (1947-48). Includes xerox copies of the deposit consisting of correspondence between Parsons and the following Thomas Carroll, Walter C. Dowling, William B. Dunham, Andrew B. Foster, Loy W. Henderson, Robert Pell. References primarily to personnel appointments including Myron C. Taylor; and to U.S. policy vis a vis the Holy See.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Vatican 1947-48 - Diary Extracts
May 18 to July 6, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains looseleaf typescript of diary entries by J. Graham Parsons describing personal experiences as assistant to Myron C. Taylor, U.S. Presidential Representative to the Vatican.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Vatican 1947-48 - Notes (Miscellaneous)
1947-48

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous autograph notes by J. Graham Parsons made during his years at the Vatican.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Vatican 1947-48 - Personnel File for J. Graham Parsons
1946-47

DESCRIPTION: Contains personnel file for J. Graham Parsons regarding his appointment to the Vatican as assistant to Myron C. Taylor. Includes identification cards/documentation used during this service.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Vatican 1947-48 - Newsclippings
1947-48

DESCRIPTION: Newspaper/journal clippings concerning the Vatican. Includes news announcements of Parsons' appointment to the Vatican as assistant to Myron C. Taylor.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Vatican 1947-48 - Photographs
1947-1948

DESCRIPTION: Photographs taken on various unidentified occasions during Parsons' appointment to the Vatican.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 New Delhi 1948-51 - Correspondence A-B
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence to/from J. Graham Parsons during appointment to New Delhi, India, as first secretary to the U.S. Embassy. Includes correspondence exchanged with the following: Dean Acheson; Theodore Achilles; J. Wesley Adams, Jr.; George D. Andrews; Ward Allen; Waldo E. Bailey; Sir Girja Shanker Bajpai (secretary general, Ministry of External Affairs and Commonwealth Relations, New Delhi); Joseph W. Belehrad; Max W. Bishop; Myron L. Black; James Bonbright; George L. Brandt; Paul A. Bridle (first secretary, Canadian High Commission, New Delhi); Ellis O. Briggs; Alberto Brugnoli (counselor, Italian Embassy, New Delhi); Winthrop Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 New Delhi 1948-50 - Correspondence C-D
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence to/from J. Graham Parsons during appointment to New Delhi, India, as first secretary to the U.S. Embassy. Includes correspondence exchanged with the following: John M. Cabot; Thomas Carroll; Selden Chapin; Indra S. Chopra (deputy secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi); Lewis Clark; Felix Cole; Edwin S. Coleman; Frank Collins; Edward S. Crocker; Dr. Armin Daeniker (minister of Switzerland); Charles H. Derry; Howard Donovan; Edmund J. Dorsz; Walter Dowling; James C. Dunn; Elbridge Durbrow.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 New Delhi 1948-50 - Correspondence E-F
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence to/from J. Graham Parsons during appointment to New Delhi, India, as first secretary to the U.S. Embassy. Includes correspondence exchanged with the following: Herbert P. Fales; Dorsey G. Fisher; Frederick C. Fornes, Jr.; Andrew B. Foster.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 New Delhi 1948-50 - Correspondence G-H
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence to/from J. Graham Parsons during appointment to New Delhi, India, as first secretary to the U.S. Embassy. Includes correspondence exchanged with the following: Eugene Gilmore; Charles Glover III (secretary, Metropolitan Club, Washington, D.C.); Franklin C. Gowen; Joseph N. Greene; Loy Henderson enclosing carbon from Clare H. Timberlake; John Hickerson; Julius C. Holmes; Walter Hoving.



Box: 1 Fold: 22 New Delhi 1948-50 - Correspondence J-L
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence to/from J. Graham Parsons during appointment to New Delhi, India, as first secretary to the U.S. Embassy. Includes correspondence exchanged with the following: R. Harry Jay; J. Jefferson Jones III; G. Lewis Jones; James King; Foy D. Kohler; Samuel K.C. Kopper; William R. Langdon; Perry Laukhuff; Alfredo Lozano.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 New Delhi 1948-50 - Correspondence M-N
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence to/from J. Graham Parsons during appointment to New Delhi, India, as first secretary to the U.S. Embassy. Includes correspondence exchanged with the following: Elbert G. Mathews; Fr. Neil McBrearty (apostolic internunciature); William McFadden; Jack K. McFall; Betty Middleton; Douglas A. MacLennan (national secretary, Canadian Institute of International Affairs); B.H. Morris; E. Jan Nadelman; and carbon from Loy Henderson to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (prime minister and minister for external affairs and commonwealth relations, New Delhi).

Box: 1 Fold: 24 New Delhi 1948-50 - Correspondence O-P
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence to/from J. Graham Parsons during appointment to New Delhi, India, as first secretary to the U.S. Embassy. Includes correspondence exchanged with the following: Robert Pell; James K. Penfield; Victor Perowne (British minister to the Holy See, British Legation, Rome); John C. Pool; Henry V. Poor (re his candidacy for Congress).

Box: 1 Fold: 25 New Delhi 1948-50 - Correspondence Q-R
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence to/from J. Graham Parsons during appointment to New Delhi, India, as first secretary to the U.S. Embassy. Includes correspondence exchanged with the following: Luigi Raimundi (apostolic internunciature, New Delhi); George Browne (Canadian High Commissioner, Karachi, Pakistan); Arthur L. Richards; Sidney Prina Ricotti (Italian ambassador to India); Arthur R. Ringwalt.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 New Delhi 1948-50 - Correspondence S
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence to/from J. Graham Parsons during appointment to New Delhi, India, as first secretary to the U.S. Embassy. Includes correspondence exchanged with the following: Maharaja Mohun Shamsher (prime minister and supreme commander in chief of Nepal); I.J. Bahadur Singh (deputy secretary, ministry of external affairs, New Delhi); Donald W. Smith; Henry Smith; William P. Snow; Hamilton Southworth; Joseph S. Sparks; Philip D. Sprouse; John M. Steeves to Lalit Bahadur (carbon); Robert B. Stewart (dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Mass.); Anson Phelps Stokes.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 New Delhi 1948-50 - Correspondence T
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence to/from J. Graham Parsons during appointment to New Delhi, India, as first secretary to the U.S. Embassy. Includes correspondence exchanged with the following: Margaret Tibbets; Clare H. Timberlake.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 New Delhi 1948-50 - Correspondence W
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence to/from J. Graham Parsons during appointment to New Delhi, India, as first secretary to the U.S. Embassy. Includes correspondence exchanged with the following: Edward T. Wailes; Philip P. Williams; Evan Wilson.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 New Delhi 1948-50 - Correspondence Unidentified
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence to/from J. Graham Parsons during appointment to New Delhi, India, as first secretary to the U.S. Embassy. Correspondence not identified. Includes fragments of carbons by J. Graham Parsons.



Box: 1 Fold: 30 New Delhi 1948-50 - Memoranda
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous memoranda and embassy telegrams.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 New Delhi - Nepal Diplomatic Mission 1948
12/11/1948 - 01/02/1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript diary extracts by J. Graham Parsons recounting experiences as a member of the U.S. diplomatic delegation led by Loy Henderson, U.S. ambassador to India, to the kingdom of Nepal (November-December 1948).

Box: 1 Fold: 32 New Delhi - Nepal Diplomatic Mission 1948: Photographs
November/December 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains photographs taken of the Loy Henderson diplomatic mission to Nepal.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 New Delhi - Nepal Diplomatic Mission 1948 - Articles
November/December 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains pictorial feature magazine articles on the Loy Henderson diplomatic mission to Nepal.

Box: 1 Fold: 34 New Delhi - Nepal Diplomatic Mission 1948 - clippings
November/December 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains newspaper clippings re the Loy Henderson diplomatic mission to Nepal.

Box: 1 Fold: 35 New Delhi 1948-50 - Personnel File for J. Graham Parsons
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains personnel file for J. Graham Parsons relating to appointment to U.S. embassy, New Delhi.

Box: 1 Fold: 36 New Delhi 1948-50 - Documents for J. Graham Parsons
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous documents for J. Graham Parsons, including arms and ammunition license; calling cards; and immunization certificate.

Box: 1 Fold: 37 New Delhi 1948-50 - Notes by J. Graham Parsons
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous autograph notes by J. Graham Parsons.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 New Delhi 1948-50 - Newspaper clippings
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains newspaper clippings relating to New Dehli.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 New Delhi 1948-50 - Photographs
1948-50

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs taken during appointment of J. Graham Parsons as first secretary, U.S. embassy, New Delhi.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 European Regional Affairs 1951-53 - Correspondence A-C
1951-53

DESCRIPTION: Contains personal/professional correspondence sent/received by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to the Office of European Regional Affairs, State Department. Includes correspondence with the following: H. Gardner Ainsworth; George D. Andrews; John O. Bell; Max Bishop; Thomas D. Blake; Philip W. Bonsal; Ellis O. Briggs; William A. Burden; Peter M. Boulton, William D. Boulton; Ralph Delahaye Paine, Jr.; John M. Cabot; John Willard Carrigan; Andrew V. Corry; Edward S. Crocker.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 European Regional Affairs 1951-53 - Correspondence D-J
1951-53

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to the Office of European Regional Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence with the following: Walter C. Dowling; James Espy; Fulton Freeman; Joseph Grew a) re Cecil Lyon at National War College, b) re Nancy Harrison Hooker on the matter of a manuscript by J. Pierrepont Moffat on the Welles Mission 1940; Maxwell Hamilton; Outerbridge Horsey; John Jones.

Box: 1 Fold: 42 European Regional Affairs 1951-53 - Correspondence K-P
1951-53

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to the Office of European Regional Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence with the following: William T. Ketcham, Jr.; Foy D. Kohler; Cecil B. Lyon; George C. McGhee; Roy Makepeace; Roy Melbourne; Betty Middleton; Ben T. Moore; Carmel Offie; James K. Penfield; John C. Pool

Box: 1 Fold: 43 European Regional Affairs 1951-53 - Correspondence R-W
1951-53

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to the Office of European Regional Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence with the following: Harold H. Rhodes; David A. Robertson; Horace H. Smith; Henry Sokolove; Joseph S. Sparks; Philip D. Sprouse; John M. Steeves; Clifford C. Taylor; Margaret Tibbetts; William c. Trimble; S. Roger Tyler, Jr.; Joe d. Walstrom; Albert C.F. Westphal; Philip P. Williams; Evan Wilson.



Box: 1 Fold: 44 European Regional Affairs 1951-53 - Correspondence Unidentified
1951-53

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to the Office of European Regional Affairs, U.S. State Department. Correspondents are unidentified.



Box: 1 Fold: 45 European Regional Affairs 1951-53 - Memoranda
1951-53

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous memoranda and invitation to official function.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 European Regional Affairs 1951-53 - Personnel File (Parsons)
1951-53

DESCRIPTION: Contains personnel file and travel vouchers relating to J. Graham Parsons' appointment to EUR.

Box: 1 Fold: 47 Tokyo 1953-6: Correspondence A-B
1953-56

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointement to Tokyo, Japan. Includes correspondence with the following: Theodore Achilles; John M. Allison; George D. Andrews; J. Augustus Barnard; Samuel Berger; James Bonbright; Robert R. Bowie; Ellis O. Briggs; Winthrop Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 48 Tokyo 1953-6: Correspondence C-F
1953-56

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to Tokyo, Japan. Includes correspondence with the following: Basel Capella; Barbara P. Chalmers; Marguerite Stitt Church; Henry I. Cobb, Jr.; William P. Cochran, Jr.; Roger E. Durr (counselor, Swiss legation) and Catherine Durr; D'Arcy Edmonton; Dwight D. Eisenhower; James Espy; Howard Fyfe.

Box: 1 Fold: 49 Tokyo 1953-6: Correspondence G-J
1953-56

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to Tokyo, Japan. Includes correspondence with the following: Joseph Grew; Raymond A. Hare; Wesley Haraldson; Noel Hemmendinger; J.E. Hull; James R. Johnstone from Earle Cleveland (carbon); Walter H. Judd.

Box: 1 Fold: 50 Tokyo 1953-6: Correspondence K-P
1953-56

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to Tokyo, Japan. Includes correspondence with the following: Wolf Ladejinksky; Cecil B. Lyon; Douglas MacArthur II; Robert McClurkin; Ben T. Moore (Council on Foreign Relations, Inc., New York); William Norvell; Geoffrey Parsons; E.E. Partridge; George W. Perkins; Marshall Prentiss.



Box: 1 Fold: 51 Tokyo 1953-6: Correspondence R-Z
1953-56

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to Tokyo, Japan. Includes correspondence with the following: G. Frederick Reinhardt; John A. Roberts; William J. Sebald; William C. Sherman; D.C. Smyth; John M. Steeves; Robert B. Stewart; Maxwell D. Taylor; C. Tyler Thompson; William C. Trimble; William T. Turner; Edward Wailes; Albert C.F. Westphal; Richard Wigglesworth; Charles Yost; Clement J. Zablocki.


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