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A Guide to the Papers of J. Rives Childs 1904-1967 Childs, J. Rives, Papers 9256-b

A Guide to the Papers of J. Rives Childs 1904-1967

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Accession number
9256-b
Title
Papers of J. Rives Childs 1904-1967
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of 19,000 items.
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Papers of J. Rives Childs, Accession #9256-b , Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was given to the Library by Mr. Childs, Nice, France, on November 4, 1969.

Processing Information

Mr. Childs' general papers were offered to the University of Virginia in 1969 as Randolph-Macon College, which had some of his papers, felt it did not have sufficient library space and staff to handle the large collection. Foreign Service Farewellwas published by the University Press of Virginia, located in Charlottesville, and this gave an additional tie.

The papers were packed at Mr. Childs' home in Nice and shipped to the University. Here they have been sorted and arranged in the order that seemed most usable.


Biographical/Historical Information

James Rives Childs was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, on February 6, 1893. He attended Virginia Military Institute (1909-1911), and received his B.A. from Randolph-Macon College in 1912. In 1915 he recieved a master's degree from Harvard. He served during the First World War in military intelligence and as liaison officer of radio intelligence with the French and British War offices. After the war, he worked in the Soviet Union with the A.R.A., and headed the relief operations in the Tartar Republic. Mr. Childs entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1923, and was stationed during his long career primarily in the Middle East. Among his many posts were Ambassadorships to Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Ethiopia. He is the author of numerous books and articles. Among his published works are The American Foreign Service, Casanoviana, Reliques of the Rives, Restif de la Bretonne: ses critiques et sa bibliographie, and a memoir, Foreign Service Farewell.

Scope and Content Information

The collection contains manuscripts for Child's books Behind the Scenes of History,Foreign Service Farewell,The Buried Life,Operation Torch,Satan's Redezvous,Casanoviana,and over 40 articles.

The foreign service materials include memoranda, correspondence, dispatches, speeches, pamphlets, invitations, scrapbooks, photographs, press releases, reports and documents for Rives's career in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Ethiopia. There are materials from Rives's service in military intelligence during the first world war, and with the American Relief Administration in the Tartar republic.

The papers also contain personal correspondence from 1904-1967, genealogical material, and travel diaries.

Contents List

Box 1
Behind the Scenes of Historyby J. Rives Childs n.d.
TMs, pt. 1, 412 pp.; pt. 2, 407 p.,
Box 2
Foreign Service Farewell: Thirty Years in the Near Eastby J. Rives Childs n.d.
TMs, 298 pp. and 15 pages of footnotes
Box 2
Drafts of his autobiography--no title n.d.
TMs, 470 pp.
Box 2
Account with Ambulance Service n.d.
TMs, 16 pp.
Box 3
Satan's Rendezvousby J. Rives Childs n.d.
TMs, 277 pp.
Box 3
The Buried Lifeby J. Rives Childs n.d.
TMs, 221 pp.
Box 3
poems (no title) by J. Rives Childs n.d.
TMs, 63 pp.
Box 4
Correspondence 1951-1963
44 letters
Box 4
Confidential notes and dispatches 1941-45
6 items
Box 4
Correspondence 1955-56
6 items

Publishers to Writers' Service

Box 4
Operation Torch: An object lesson in diplomacyby J.R.C. n.d.
TMs, 248 pp.
Box 4
Operation Torch: An object lesson in diplomacyby J.R.C. n.d.
Photostated copy of TMs, 252 pp.
Box 5
Materials n.d.

re Childs' writings

Box 5
Correspondence with publishers 1916-1927
50 items
Box 5
Miscellaneous poetry
Typed, printed, and Ms., 13 items
Box 5
"Gastronomica Americana" by Henry Filmer [J.R.C.] n.d.
TMs, 6 pp.
Box 5
"Some Historical Background of the Anglo-Italian Accord" by J.R.C. n.d.
TMs, 22 pp.
Box 5
"What Woodrow Wilson means to me" n.d.
TMs, 10 pp.
Box 5
"Pages of History from Irun to Barcelona" by J.R.C. n.d.
TMs, 31 pp.
Box 5
no title n.d.
TMs, 4 pp.
Box 5
"A Modest Proposal for Eliminating Depressions" by J.R.C. n.d.
TMs, 6 pp.
Box 5
"Some Social Aspects of Government Economy" by J.R.C. n.d.
TMs, 11 pp.
Box 5
Joke letter to Republican National Committee n.d.
TMs, 2 pp.
Box 5
"The Regulations Say Nothing of Life" by J.R.C. n.d.
TMs, 10 pp.
Box 5
"Film Letter from France" by J.R.C. n.d.
TMs, 3 pp.
Box 5
"Coincidences" by J.R.C. n.d.
TMs, 6 pp.
box 5
"How the White House Correspondents Association Was Born" by J.R.C. n.d.
TMs, 6 pp.
Box 5
"Woman as a Subject for Satire" by J.R.C. n.d.
TMs, 37 pp.
Unpublished Fiction by Childs
  • Box 5
    "Playing the Market" n.d.
    TMs, 10 pp.
  • Box 5
    "Game of Fortune" n.d.
    TMs, 7 pp.
  • Box 5
    no title n.d.
    TMs, 2 pp.
  • Box 5
    "Maje" n.d.
    TMsS, 38 pp.
  • Box 5
    "Maje" n.d.
    TMs, 28 pp.
  • Box 5
    "The Unkown Quantity" n.d.
    TMsS, 8 pp.
  • Box 5
    "Fuku" n.d.
    TMs, 32 pp.
  • Box 5
    prayer (no title) n.d.
    TMs, 1 p.
  • Box 5
    "To the Dead in France" n.d.
    TMs poem, 1 p.
  • Box 5
    short story (no title) n.d.
    AMs, 12 pp.
  • Box 5
    short story (no title) n.d.
    AMs, 4 pp.
  • Box 5
    "To a Woman" n.d.
    TMs, poem, 1 p.
  • Box 5
    anecdote (no title) n.d.
    TMs, 1 p.
  • Box 5
    "Pearl White" n.d.
    TMs, 4 pp.
  • Box 5
    "Failure" n.d.
    TMs, 6 pp.
  • Box 5
    no title n.d.
    AMs, 49 pp.
  • Box 5
    no title n.d.
    AMs, 21 pp.
Box 5
Printed Reviews of Escape to Cairoca. 1938
15 items
Box 5
Materials on Before the Curtain Falls
Box 5
Dust jacket of Before the Curtain Falls
Box 5
"Identity of Characters in Before the Curtain Falls" by J.R.C. n.d.
TMs, 2 pp.
Box 5
writing on the front and back flap of dust jacket n.d.
TMs, 2 pp., 2nd copy , 2 pp.
Box 6
Papers on Restif de la Bretonne
Typed, handwritten, and printed, 2 folders; 200 items
Casanova
  • Box 7
    Contract on Casanova bibliography June 20, 1960
    Printed contract, 3 pp.
  • Box 7
    Casanova: A Biographyby J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 431 pp.
  • Box 7
    The Ragged Edgeby J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 355 pp.
  • Box 8
    "The Iconography of Casanova's Memoirs" by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 11 pp.
  • Box 8
    "Casanova et la Diplomatie" by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 9 pp.
  • Box 8
    "Casanova and Diplomacy" by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 14 pp.
  • Box 8
    "Dechiffrement d'une Oeurre anonyme de Jacques Casanova" by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 14 pp.
  • Box 8
    Casanova[French translation] by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 422 pp.
  • Box 8
    Giacono Casanova de Seingaltby J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 434 pp.
Confidential Materials on Childs' Tangier Consulate
  • Box 9
    Childs to Secretary of State [Cordell Hull] November 17, 1943
    TMs, 3 pp.
  • Box 9
    Memorandum on Br. policy April 18, 1944
    TMs, 8 pp.
  • Box 9
    Childs to Henry H. Villard, Esq. January 10, 1945
    TMs, 2 pp.
  • Box 9
    Letter and memorandum of J.R.C. to the Secretary of State [Edward Stettinius] February 10, 1945
    TMs, 7 pp.
  • Box 9
    Memorandum of Morocco March 26, 1930
    TMs, 28 pp.
  • Box 9
    "Notebook on North African areas, esp. Morocco" by J.R.C. December 16, 1940
    TMs, 132 pp.
  • Box 9
    Materials from Tangier Consulate 1939-1945
    27 items

    including some correspondence and dispatches

  • Box 9
    Photographs of Morocco n.d.
    29 items
Palestine
  • Box 10
    "Morocco, Egypt and Palestine", a speech by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 52 pp.
  • Box 10
    Letters, memoranda, and articles 1925-1945
    TMs & Printed, 24 items

    re Palestine

  • Box 10
    Notebook on Palestine ca. 1939
    TMs, 143 pp.
Near East
  • Box 11
    General Egyptian Information, Memoranda and Pamphlets
    3 items
  • Box 11
    Confidential Reports from Cairo ca. 1932
  • Box 11
    W.M. Jardine to the Secretary of State [Henry L. Stimson] December 10, 1932
    TMs, 5 pp.
  • Box 11
    W.M. Jardine to Secretary of State, [Henry L. Stimson] June 7, 1932
    TMs, 5 pp.
  • Box 11
    W.M. Jardine to Secretary of State, [Henry L. Stimson] June 1, 1932
    TMs, 9 pp.
  • Box 11
    W.M. Jardine to Secretary of State, [Henry L. Stimson] December 29, 1932
    TMs, 10 pp.
  • Box 11
    W.M. Jardine to Secretary State, [Henry L. Stimson] January 9, 1933
    TMs, 12 pp.
  • Box 11
    W.M. Jardine to Secretary of State, [Henry L. Stimson] February 19, 1932
    TMs, 7 pp.
  • Box 11
    W.M. Jardine to Secretary of State, [Henry L. Stimson] March 16, 1932
    TMs, 10 pp.
  • Box 11
    W.M. Jardine to Secretary of State, [Cordell Hull] April 13, 1932
    TMs, 8 pp.
  • Box 11
    W.M. Jardine to Secretary of State, [Henry L. Stimson] February 2, 1932
    TMs, 4 pp.
  • Box 11
    W.M. Jardine to Secretary of State, [Henry L. Stimson] January 14, 1932
    TMs, 5 pp.
  • Box 11
    W.M. Jardine to Secretary of State, [Henry L. Stimson] November 21, 1931
    TMs, 5 pp.
  • Box 11
    W.M. Jardine to Secretary of State, [Henry L. Stimson] June 17, 1931
    TMs, 6 pp.
  • Box 11
    J.R.C. to Secretary of State, [Cordell Hull] September 8, 1973
    TMs, 7 pp.
  • Box 11
    ________ to Secretary of State, [Cordell Hull] August 13, 1933
    TMs, 7 pp.
  • Box 11
    W.M. Jardine to J.R.C. February 15, 1935
    TMs, 14 pp.
  • Box 11
    W.M. Jardine to Secretary of State, [Henry Stimson] January 9, 1933
    TMs, 10 pp.
The Suez Canal
  • Box 11
    J.R.C. to Edwin C. Wilson March 31, 1938
    TL, 7 pp.
  • Box 11
    "A Selected Bibliography" on Egypt by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 13 pp.
  • Box 11
    News Bulletin April 1, 1938
    Printed Bulletin, 15 pp.
  • Box 11
    Congressional Record June 13, 1938
    Printed bulletin, 8 p.
  • Box 11
    "The Suez Canal and League Sanctions" by Raymond L. Buell August 27, 1935
    Printed pamplet, 17 pp.
  • Box 11
    "The Suez Canal and The Outlook for Egypt" by Halford L. Hoskins February 1, 1944
    Printed pamphlet, 10 pp.
  • Box 11
    J.R.C. to Mr. Wynne March 10, 1939
    TLS, 1 p. & reply
  • Box 11
    "Italy and the Suez Canal" by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 15 pp.
  • Box 11
    "The Suez Canal" by J.R.C. April 6, 1939
    TMs, 13 pp.
Egyptian Dispatches
  • Box 11
    Letters ca. 1930-1940
    TL, 32 items
Correspondence in Teheran
  • Box 11
    Letters & Memoranda ca. 1934
    TMsS, 29 items
  • Box 11
    "Trans-Jordan: Borderland of History" by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs (speech), 49 pp.
  • Box 11
    "Trans-Caspia" by J.R.C. 1938 or 1939
    TMs (lecture), 46 pp.
  • Box 11
    "Iran" (speech) by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 21 pp.
  • Box 11
    no title (speech on Iran) n.d.
    TMs, 22 pp.
  • Box 11
    no title (speech on choosing a profession) by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 7 pp.
  • Box 11
    no title (speech on Palestine) by J.R.C. 1922
    TMs, 55 pp. (three drafts, 2nd - 3 pp.; 34d - 4 pp.)
  • Box 11
    "Cooperation in the Field between the State and Defense Departments" (speech) by J.R.C. Jan. 4, 1951
    TMs, 19 pp.
  • Box 11
    excerpts from speech "Coordinator of the Political and Military Branches of Government" n.d.
    TMs, 7 pp.
  • Box 11
    no title (Memorial Day Speech) by J.R.C. n.d.
    AMs, 3 pp.
Near Eastern Materials
  • Ethiopia
    • Box 12
      "Travel to the Blue Nile" by J.R.C. November 20, 1952
      TMs, 3 pp.
    • Box 12
      "New United States Ambassador to Ethiopia presents Credentials . . ." May 19, 1951
      Printed article, 1 p.
    • Box 12
      Imperial Invitation to dinner from Haile Sellassie September 6, 1951
      AMs, 1 p.
    • Box 12
      Imperial Invitation to dinner from Haile Sellassie March 14, 1950
      AMs, 1 p.
    • Box 13
      Imperial Invitation to dinner from Haile Sellassie October 7, 1952
      AMs, 1 p.
    • Box 12
      Imperial Invitation to dinner from Haile Sellassie May 29, 1951
      AMs, 1 p.
    • Box 12
      Imperial Invitation to dinner from Haile Sellassie June 13, 1951
      AMs, 1 p.
    • Box 12
      Imperial Invitation to dinner from Haile Sellassie November 3, 1951
      AMs, 1 p.
    • Box 12
      Ethiopian Visa
      Printed visa, 1 p.
  • Turkey
    • Box 12
      "Turkey's International Political Committments" by J.R.C. n.d.
      TMs, 44 pp.
  • Miscellaneous Materials on the Middle East
    • Box 12
      "When the Golden Rule Came to Jerusalem" by J.R.C. n.d.
      TMs
    • Box 12
      "Cairo to Teheran by Automobile" March 24, 1934
      TMs, 14 pp.
    • Box 12
      "H.I.M. Reza Shah Pahlavi" n.d.
      TMs, 2 pp.
    • Box 12
      Travel itinerary n.d.
      TMs, 5 pp.
    • Box 12
      Teheran n.d.
      Printed pamphlet, 7 pp.
  • Ambassadorship in Saudi Arabia
    • Box 12
      no title (article on Jidda) n.d.
      TMs, 12 pp.
    • Box 12
      Diplomatic List, Jidda, Saudi Arabia Jan. 15, 1948
      TMs, 2 pp.
    • Box 12
      Diplomatic and Resident Foreigners, Jidda February 10, 1947
      TMs, 4 pp.
  • Miscellaneous Materials on King Ibn Saud
    • Box 12
      Yousuf Yassin to Mr. Childs Jan. 23, 1950
      TL, 1 p. with translation
    • Box 12
      Press release on Ibn Saud Jan. 27, [19__]
      TMs, 2 pp.
    • Box 12
      Press release on a feast of Ibn Saud Jan. 23, [19__]
      TMs, 2 pp.
    • Box 12
      Press release on Ibn Saud's visit to an American Oil Refinery Jan. 22, [19__)
      TMs, 5 pp.
    • Box 12
      "The New Reign in Saudi Arabia" by J.B. Philby April 1954
      TMs, 11 pp. [copied from vol. 32, no. 3 of Foreign Affairs]
    • Box 12
      "Arabian Sun and Flares: Life of Ibn Saud" n.d.
      TMs, 8 pp.
    • Box 12
      "Au banquet de petrole, Ibn Seoud menge, seul, un chameau de lait" February 25, 1947
      Printed article and picture, 2 pp.
    • Box 12
      "Des Marchenkonig aus dem Morgenland" March 26, 1969
      Printed article and pictures, 2 pp.
    • Box 12
      "Our Strangest Ally" by C.L. Sulzberger May 10, 1947
      Printed article and picture, 3 pp.
    • Box 12
      "Deux Rois des Mille et une Nuits" June 25, 1952
      Printed article and pictures, 3 pp.
  • Visit of Amir Saud to the United States
    • Box 12
      "Princeton University Visited by Amir Saud" Jan. 23, [19__]
      TMs, 1 p.
    • Box 12
      "Prince Saud Visits U.N. Headquarters" Jan. 22, [19__]
      TMs, 1 p.
    • Box 12
      "Amir Saud sees Texas Refinery" Jan. 27, [19__]
      TMs, 2 pp.
    • Box 12
      "Amir Saud takes the Controls of a Constellation" Jan. 25, [19__]
      TMs, 1 p.
  • Saudi Arabia (general)
    • Box 12
      "Reconnaissance in Saudi Arabia" n.d.
      Printed article, 12 pp.
    • Box 12
      "Guest in Saudi Arabia" by Maynard Owen Williams n.d.
      Printed article, 27, pp.
  • General Materials on the Near East
    • Box 12
      Memorandum on Lawrence of Arabia Jan. 10, 1939
      TMs, 3 pp.
    • Box 12
      Memorandum on Moral Authority of the Arab Rebels Jan. 10, 1939
      TMs, 2 pp.
    • Box 12
      Memorandum on Syrian Minister to France Jan. 12, 1939
      TMs, 2 pp.
    • Box 12
      no title (article on Near East) n.d.
      TMs, 13 pp.
    • Box 12
      J.R.C. to Henry A. Byroade Dec. 18, 1952
      TMs, 4 pp.
    • Box 12
      La France et l'Iranby Jean Pozzi Jan. 1, 1937
      Printed pamphlet, 22 pp.
    • Box 12
      Persian Painting 1552 A.D.
      Print, 1 p.
  • Box 12
    Thirty Years in the Near East by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 235 pp.
Childs and the Foreign Service
  • Box 13
    "Let's Stop Reforming the Foreign Service" by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 7 pp., 2 drafts
  • Box 13
    "For Sale: The American Foreign Service" by Henry Filmer [J.R.C.] n.d.
    TMs, 14 pp.
Notices of Diplomatic Appointments
  • Box 13
    Notice of appointment to Yemen August 22, 1946
    1 p.
  • Box 13
    Notice of promotion to position of Career Minister Feb. 3, 1947
    2 pp.
  • Box 13
    Notice of appointment to post at Saudi Arabia March 2, 1949
    1 p.
  • Box 13
    Notice of appointment to kingdom of Yemen January 13, 1947
    1 p.
  • Box 13
    Notice of appointment as Consul of Gilbraltar October 28, 1942
    1 p.
  • Box 13
    Notice of appointment to Ethiopia April 19, 1951
  • Box 13
    Acceptance of Childs by George VI, signed by Anthony Eden Feb. 10, 1942
    1 p.
  • Box 13
    Notice of Childs' appointment of Consul General to Tangier May 8, 1942
    1 p.
  • Box 13
    Notice of promotion of Childs to class two August 12, 1944
    1 p.
  • Box 13
    Manuscript, in Arabic
Box 13
A Boy's Story of the Foreign Service n.d.
TMs, 215 pp.
Letters

re: Ethiopian Appointment

  • Box 13
    From American Embassy to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Imperial Ethiopian Government February 26, 1951
    TMs
  • Box 13
    Acheson to American Embassy at Addis Ababa Feb. 21, 1951
    TL, 1 p.
Correspondence

re: Childs Resignation from the Foreign Service

  • Box 13
    Bruce Acting to American Diplomatic Officers November 10, 1952
    TL, 1 p.
  • Box 13
    J.R.C. to Presidential Appointments Staff November 14, 1952
    TL, 2 pp.
  • Box 13
    J.R.C. to Mr. President Nov. 14, 1952
    TL, 1 p.
  • Box 13
    Robert [Bob] F. Woodward to Rives September 15, 1952
    TLS, 1 p.
Memorandum for Improving the Foreign Service
  • Box 13
    "Suggestion for Improving the Foreign Service and its Administration . . ." by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 13 pp. (3 drafts)
  • Box 13
    no title November 14, 1944
    AMS, 1 p.

    re languages and the Foreign Service

Box 13
"The American Foreign Service" by J.R.C. n.d.
TMs, 226 pp.
Box 13
"Foreign Service Farewell: My Years in the Middle East" n.d.
Printed draft, 184 pp.
Box 13
Childs' correspondence
18 items

re Foreign Service

Cyphers and Cryptography
  • Materials on German Cyphers and Codes
    • Box 14
      "German Codes and Ciphers" by J.R.C. n.d.
      TMs, 10 pp.
    • Box 14
      "The War Against German Ciphers" by J.R.C. n.d.
      TMs, 38 pp., 2 drafts
    • Box 14
      German Military Ciphers November 1918
      TMs, 75 pp.
    • Box 14
      ________ to Rives April 1961
      TL, 2 pp.
    • Box 14
      Data for the Solution of German Ciphers 1917
      Printed pamphlet, 2 pp.
    • Box 14
      "Transposition Ciphers used by the Germans" November 29, 1918
      TMs, 1 p.
    • Box 14
      Friedmann to J.R.C. Dec. 9, 1959
      ALS, 4 pp.
    • Box 14
      "War Intercepts" by David Kahn n.d.
      TMs, 78 pp.
    • Box 14
      "Two Americans" by David Kahn n.d.
      TMs, 89 pp.
    • Box 14
      "The History and Principles of German military ciphers" by J.R.C. n.d.
      TMs, 212 pp.
Materials on the Russian Famine
  • Box 15
    "Red Days in Russia" by J.R.C. n.d.
    TMs, 384 pp.
  • Box 15
    American Relief Administration Bulletin January 1922
    Mimegraphed bulletin, 39 pp.
  • Box 15
    American Relief Administration Bulletin January 1923
    Mimeographed bulletin, 86 pp.
  • Box 15
    American Relief Administration Association Review January 1944
    Printed magazine, 35 pp.
  • Box 15
    American Relief Administration 1919
    Printed magazine, 20 pp.
  • Box 15
    Materials and impressions of the Russian Famine
    40 items
  • Box 15
    Childs' Russian Diary 1921-1923
    TMs, 209 pp.
Russian Famine
  • Box 16
    Childs' miscellaneous Russian papers
    31 large items
  • Box 16
    Congratulatory letters 1922-23
    TMs, 10 items

    re: ARA

  • Box 16
    Scrapbook on the Russian Famine n.d.
    96 pp.
Russian Documents
  • Box 17
    "Persia and the Soviet Union, 1917-1934" by J. Rives Childs November 26, 1934
    TMs, 373 pp.
  • Box 17
    "Documents re: relations between Persia and Russia, 1828-1931" n.d.
    TMs, 257 pp.
  • Box 17
    "Report on the Central Volga Region" by J.R.C. August 7, 1926
    TMs, 152 pp.
  • Box 17
    The Evacuation of North Russia, 1919 1920
    Published documents, 45 pp. & maps
  • Box 17
    A. Nibin to Childs April 7, 1923
    ALS, 3 pp.
  • Box 17
    A. Flyne to Madam [Mrs. Childs] Nov. 2, [19__]
    ALS, 4 pp.
Russia
  • Box 18
    Miscellaneous articles and letters
    20 items

    re Soviet Russia

  • Box 18
    Articles on Russia in the 1920s ca. 1920-1930
    TMs, 10 items
  • Box 18
    Mrs. Hallie Ermine Childs n.d.
    Photograph
  • Box 18
    Russian Currency
    66 pieces
  • Box 18
    Photographs of the Russian Famine ca. 1922
    73 items
  • Box 18
    Published articles ca. 1922
    7 items

    re the Russian Famine

Personal Correspondence with Family 1904-1915
  • Box 19
    Correspondence 1904
    2 items
  • Box 19
    Correspondence 1908
    1 item
  • Box 19
    Correspondence 1909
    39 items
  • Box 19
    Correspondence 1910
    44 items
  • Box 19
    Correspondence 1911
    25 items
  • Box 19
    Correspondence 1912
    3 items
  • Box 19
    Correspondence 1913
    28 items
  • Box 19
    Correspondence 1914
    3 items
  • Box 19
    Correspondence 1915
    12 items
  • Box 19
    Correspondence 1914-15
    52 items
Correspondence to Parents 1916-1925
  • Box 20
    Correspondence 1916
    4 items
  • Box 20
    Correspondence 1917
    5 items
  • Box 20
    Correspondence 1918
    16 items
  • Box 20
    Correspondence 1919
    31 items
  • Box 20
    Correspondence 1920
    45 items
  • Box 20
    Correspondence 1921
    67 items
  • Box 46 items
    Correspondence 1922
  • Box 20
    Correspondence 1923
    11 items
  • Box 20
    Correspondence 1924
    47 items
  • Box 20
    Correspondence 1925
    15 items
Correspondence to Parents 1926-1945
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1926
    20 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1927
    30 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1928
    34 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1929
    44 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1930
    20 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1931
    44 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1932
    23 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1933
    29 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1934
    21 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1935
    25 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1935
    25 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1936
    19 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1937
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1938
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1939
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1939
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1940
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1941
    22 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1942
    27 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1943
    31 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1944
    27 items
  • Box 21
    Correspondence 1945
    15 items
Box 22
Correspondence to Parents n.d.
139 items
Personal Correspondence
  • Box 23
    Letters ca. 1947
    ALS, 3 items

    re: Childs' mother's death

  • Box 23
    Correspondence 1952-53
    21 items

    re: Childs' writings

  • Box 23
    Correspondence with Alfred Dennis 1915-1918
    16 items
  • Box 23
    Correspondence 1964-1965
    129 items

    re: Mrs. G. Childs' death

  • Box 23
    Correspondence 1952
    7 items

    re: the death of Mms. de Brylkine

Personal Correspondence (non-family) 1916-1953
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1916-1930
    43 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1930-1933
    44 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1934
    27 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1935
    17 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1936
    14 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1937
    29 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1938
    19 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1939
    11 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1940
    12 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1941
    3 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1942
    2 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1943
    5 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1944
    13 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1945
    23 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1946
    9 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence s 1947
    9 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1948
    17 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1949
    11 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1950
    34 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1951
    30 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1952
    36 items
  • Box 24
    Correspondence 1953
    114 items
Correspondence to and from Friends (topics)
  • Box 25
    re: Lawrenceville School ca. 1915
    ALS & printed materials; 24 items
  • Box 25
    Correspondence 1912
    2 items
  • Box 25
    Correspondence 1913
    5 items
  • Box 25
    Correspondence 1914
    4 items
  • Box 25
    Correspondence 1915
    2 items
  • Box 25
    Correspondence 1916
    10 items
  • Box 25
    Correspondence 1917
    23 items
  • Box 25
    Correspondence 1918
    5 items
  • Box 25
    Correspondence 1919
    19 items
  • Box 25
    Correspondence 1920
    17 items
  • Box 25
    Correspondence 1921
    6 items
  • Box 25
    Correspondence n.d.
    30 items
Correspondence (general) 1954-1958
  • Box 26
    Correspondence 1954
    117 items
  • Box 26
    Correspondence 1955
    83 items
  • Box 26
    Correspondence 1956
    64 items
  • Box 26
    Correspondence 1957
    11 items
  • Box 26
    Correspondence 1958
    43 items
Correspondence (general) 1959-1965
  • Box 27
    Correspondence 1959
    42 items
  • Box 27
    Correspondence 1960
    65 items
  • Box 27
    Correspondence 1961
    69 items
  • Box 27
    Correspondence 1962
    105 items
  • Box 27
    Correspondence 1963
    107 items
  • Box 27
    Correspondence 1964
    47 items
  • Box 27
    Correspondence 1965
    98 items
Correspondence (general) 1965-1967
  • Box 28
    Correspondence 1965
    79 items
  • Box 28
    Correspondence 1965
    65 items
  • Box 28
    Correspondence 1966
    72 items
  • Box 28
    Correspondence 1967
    73 items
  • Box 28
    Correspondence 1967
    50 items
Casanova Correspondence 1952-1958
  • Box 29
    Correspondence 1952
    34 items
  • Box 29
    Correspondence 1953
    9 items
  • Box 29
    Correspondence 1954
    72 items
  • Box 29
    Correspondence 1955
    76 items
  • Box 29
    Correspondence 1956
    62 items
  • Box 29
    Correspondence 1957
    185 items
  • Box 29
    Correspondence 1958
    80 items
Casanova Correspondence 1959-1960
  • Box 30
    Correspondence 1959
    131 items
  • Box 30
    Correspondence 1960
    143 items
  • Box 30
    Correspondence 1960
    160 items
Casanova Correspondence 1961-1967
  • Box 31
    Correspondence 1961
    263 items
  • Box 31
    Correspondence 1962
    113 items
  • Box 31
    Correspondence 1963
    77 items
  • Box 31
    Correspondence 1964-67
    189 items
Miscellaneous Correspondence
  • Box 32
    Miscellaneous Personal Correspondence
    36 items
  • Box 32
    Correspondence of Childs with his mother-in-law 1922-1943
    10 items
  • Box 32
    Correspondence of Childs to hs fiancee, Georgina Klokatcheff 1922
    15 items
  • Box 32
    Correspondence of Georgina Klokatcheff, nee Georgina de Brylkine to J. Rives Childs 1922
    6 items
Miscellaneous Non-personal Correspondence
  • Box 33
    Rumanian Correspondence 1926-1930
    20 items
  • Box 1923
    Correspondence with Christian Science Monitor1923
    12 items
  • Box 33
    Letters of recommendation 1909
    12 items
  • Box 33
    Letters of recommendation 1912
    8 items
  • Box 33
    Letters
    19 items

    re: teaching at Lawrenceville School

  • Box 33
    Miscellaneous correspondence
    116 items
Personal Life
  • Box 34
    General Biographical Material on Childs n.d.
    TMs, 3 items
  • Box 34
    Special pamphlet on Childs April 12, 1919
    1 item
  • Box 34
    Miscellaneous hotel receipts
    12 items
  • Box 34
    Materials re: Childs' Military Tenure 1917-1919
    59 items
  • Box 34
    Childs' High School Grade Reports 1906-1908
    Printed grade sheets, 2 items
  • Box 34
    Correspondence 1936
    27 items

    re: Childs' illness

  • Box 34
    List of children's books n.d.
    1 item
  • Box 34
    Notice of alternative acceptance to West Point July 26, 1910
    1 p., 1 item
  • Box 34
    Harvard materials ca. 1914-1915
    5 items
  • Box 34
    Materials n.d.
    14 items

    re: Virginia colleges

  • Box 34
    College examinations n.d.
    4 items
  • Box 34
    Awards and certificates 1914-1960
    4 items
  • Box 34
    Foster parent participation 1950-52
    6 items
  • Box 34
    Materials 1914-1967
    39 items

    re: Childs' financial affairs

  • Box 34
    Miscellaneous materials on personal life 1952
    3 items
  • Box 34
    Correspondence
    30 items

    re: Childs' resignation from the Foreign Service

  • Box 34
    Correspondence with wife 1948
    5 items
Travel Diaries
  • Box 35
    Travel diaries ca. 1915-1918
    15 items
  • Box 35
    History of Romanticism (for Comparative Literature II) 1914-15
    Ms (notebook), 144 pp.
  • Box 35
    A. Hyne to Chere Madame [Mrs. Childs] Nov. 20, ____
    ALS, 4 pp.
  • Box 35
    [A. Nibin?] to Childs April 7, 1923
    ALS, 3 pp.
  • Box 35
    Catalogue of Russian Coinsby J.R.C. ca. 1921-23
    AMs, 68 pp.
  • Box 35
    Vol 1. "A Cynic's Scrap Book: Being the Autobiography of a Cynic" by J.R.C. Oct. 1915
    AMs, 100 pp.
  • Box 35
    Vol 2. "American Ambulance [Service]: Neuilly" by J.R.C. Summer 1915
    AMs, 100 pp.
  • Box 35
    Vol 3. (Book II) "A Cynic's Scrap Book" (cont'd by J.R.C. Summer 1915
    AMs, 100 pp.
  • Box 35
    Vol 4. (Book III) "A Cynic's Scrap Book" (cont'd) by J.R.C. Nov. 28 1915-Jan. 13, 1916
    AMs, 100 pp.
  • Box 35
    Vol. 4 (Book IV) "A Cynic's Scrap Book" (cont'd) by J.R.C. Jan. 14, 1916-Feb. 16, 1916
    AMs, 100 pp.
  • Box 35
    Vols. 5-9 "A Cynic's Scrap Book" by J.R.C. n.d.
  • Box 35
    Vol 10. Miscellaneous items ca. 1918
    25 pp.
  • Box 35
    Vol 11. Miscellaneous notes n.d.
    AMs, 100 pp.
  • Box 35
    Vol. 12 Miscellaneous notes n.d.
    AMs, 18 pp.
Box 36
Miscellaneous Diaries 1913-1960
50 items
Genealogy of Rives, Early, Childs, Gee, Binns, Shands, Brown Families
  • Box 37
    Blandford Old Church: Chapel of Ryves Family n.d.
    Sketch, 1 p.
  • Box 37
    Materials on Early Family 1896-1933
    15 items
  • Box 37
    Materials on Gee Family ca. 1931
    5 items
  • Box 37
    Supplements to Reliques of the Rives 1934-35
    TMs, 2 items
  • Box 37
    Correspondence 1929-1943
    60 items

    re: Reliques of the Rives

  • Box 37
    Materials and Correspondence 1929-1945
    46 items

    re: the Rives Family

  • Box 37
    Rives Family heirloom n.d.
    Photograph, 1 item
  • Box 37
    Miscellaneous Materials on British Rives Family
    24 items
  • Box 37
    Wills of Brown Family n.d.
    2 items
  • Box 37
    Short Family Tree of the deBrylkine Family n.d.
    1 p.
  • Box 38
    Materials on Childs Family n.d.
    64 items
  • Box 38
    Materials on miscellaneous Virginia families n.d.
    43 items
  • Box 38
    Materials on Filmer, Brown, Flournoz, Browne, Edwards, Binns, Adams, Green, Leftwich Families n.d.
    16 items
  • Box 38
    Materials on Wynne Family ca. 1965
Miscellaneous articles and materials on European Countries
  • Box 39
    Newspaper clipping on sinking of Lusitania May 11, 1915
    1 p.
  • Box 39
    Anti-right, anti-business articles 1931-1933
    Printed articles, 6 items
  • Box 39
    Articles re: British Middle Eastern Policy ca. 1930s
    Printed pamphlets, 3 items
  • Box 39
    Death of George VI 1952
    Printed pamphlets, 2 items
  • Box 39
    to Mother re: conditions in Serbia May 6, 1919
    TLS, 3 pp.
  • Box 39
    Materials on Serbia 1919
    2 items
  • Box 39
    The Reichstag Fire 1934
    Printed articles, 2 items
  • Box 39
    Nazi Germany n.d.
    Printed articles, 7 items
  • Box 39
    Correspondene with Christian Science Monitor ca. 1927
    27 letters

    re: Rumania

  • Box 39
    Miscellaneous articles by Childs on Rumania ca. 1927
    20 items
  • Box 39
    Articles on Rumania's Dynastic Problem 1925-1927
    11 items
  • Box 39
    Articles on Michael Manoilescu ca. 1927
    3 items
  • Box 39
    Article on the death of Bratianu Nov. 25, 1927
    3 pp.
  • Box 39
    Materials on the Battle of Belleau Wood n.d.
    5 items
  • Box 39
    Memorandum on Greece May 26, 1919
    3 pp.
  • Box 39
    Materials on France 1945
    6 items
Travel Materials for Africa
  • Box 40
    Travel brochures on Africa n.d.
    Printed pamphlet, 35 items
  • Box 40
    Postcards from African Tour n.d.
    Printed cards, 125 items
  • Box 40
    Printed Maps of Africa n.d.
    7 items
Travel Materials: Far East and India
  • Box 41
    Far Eastern and Indian travel brochures n.d.
    Printed brochures, 35 items
  • Box 41
    Photographs & cards from India n.d.
    71 items
  • Box 41
    Far Eastern and Indian information n.d.
    Printed brochures, 37 items
Travel Materials: Latin America
  • Box 42
    Latin America n.d.
    Printed brochures, 16 items
  • Box 42
    Printed maps of Latin America n.d.
    5 items
  • Box 42
    Latin American travel itineraries n.d.
    7 items
  • Box 42
    Postcards from Latin America n.d.
    89 items
Box 43
Miscellaneous printed maps
21 items
Arabian Photographs and Miscellaneous
  • Box 44
    Photographs of Arabian officals n.d.
    Album, 32 pp.
  • Box 44
    Photographs of Arabian officals n.d.
    Album, 9 photographs
  • Box 44
    Miscellaneous photographs
    19 items
Scrapbooks
  • Box 45
    Scrapbook n.d.
    n.d., 52 pp.

    virtually all items removed except for some Confederate money and some letters

  • Box 45
    Scrapbook of Childs' earlier life n.d.
    62 pp.
  • Box 45
    Scrapbook of Childs' earlier life n.d.
    40 pp.
Photographs
  • Box 46
    Photographs from Ethiopia n.d.
    55 items
  • Box 46
    Miscellaneous photographs n.d.
    44 items
  • Box 46
    Miscellaneous photographs n.d.
    27 items
  • Box 46
    Photographs from Iran n.d.
    63 items
  • Box 46
    Photographs from Bucharest n.d.
    4 items
  • Box 46
    Photographs of Childs in Cairo n.d.
    14 items
  • Box 46
    Photo of Foreign Service Class 1923
    1 item
  • Box 46
    Photo of Childs' Army Life n.d.
    2 items
  • Box 46
    Miscellaneous photographs of Childs n.d.
    26 items
  • Box 46
    Miscellaneous photographs n.d.
    9 items
  • Box 46
    Photographs of Childs and Shah of Arabia & index n.d.
    9 items
  • Box 46
    Photographs of Washington Correspondence 1921
Scrapbooks
  • Box 47
    Miscellaneous scrapbook n.d.
    100 pp.
  • Box 47
    Scrapbook containing clippings n.d.
    100 pp.

    re When the Curtain Falls

  • Box 48
    Miscellaneous scrapbook n.d.
    55 pp.
  • Box 49
    Persian materials I n.d.
    50 pp.
  • Box 49
    Persian materials II n.d.
    50 pp.
  • Box 50
    Scrapbook of clippings n.d.
    55 pp.
  • Box 50
    Photo album n.d.
    100 pp.
  • Box 51
    Scrapbook, general materials n.d.
    100 pp.
  • Box 51
    Scrapbook, general materials n.d.
    100 pp.
Miscellaneous Articles
  • Box 52
    Miscellaneous articles ca. 1933
    19 items
  • Box 52
    Miscellaneous articles n.d.
    8 items
  • Box 52
    Miscellaneous articles of or by Childs n.d.
    6 items
  • Box 53
    Miscellaneous materials n.d.
    127 items
Miscellaneous
  • Box 54
    Ribbons and handkerchief n.d.
    6 items
  • Box 54
    Miscellaneous newspapers n.d.
    5 items
  • Box 54
    Miscellaneous newspapers n.d.
    19 items
  • Box 54
    Nazi Attack on Poland September 1939
    Printed article, 5 items
  • Box 54
    Miscellaneous newspapers n.d.
    13 items
  • Box 54
    Anecdote on Robert E. Lee n.d.
    TMs, 1 p.
  • Box 54
    Scrapbook containing jokes n.d.
    75 pp.
  • Box 54
    Kniga dlia chteniia i beded v shkolakh Vzroslyrch 1921
    Printed book, 158 pp.
  • Box 54
    Materials 1924-1945
    2 items

    re: Virginia Historical Society

  • Box 54
    Lynchburg n.d.
    Printed pamphlet, 48 pp.
  • Box 54
    Mrs. Childs' Crittenton Home work n.d.
    Newspaper articles, 4 items
  • Box 55
    Richmond Christian Advocate 1934-38
    Magazine, 3 items
  • Box 55
    Some intimate facts about Woodrow Wilson April 28, 1921
    TMs, 5 pp.
  • Box 55
    Balkans & France n.d.
    Postcards, 60 items
  • Box 55
    Miscellaneous cards n.d.
    Postcard album, 26 pp.
  • Box 55
    Miscellaneous cards n.d.
    Postcard album, 100 pp.