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A Guide to the J. Rives Childs Papers

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The Special Collections Department
Accession Number 9256-g


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Repository
Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
Accession number
9256-g
Title
J. Rives Childs Papers 1798-1973
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of ca. 2500 items.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

The collection was acquired on April 15, 1974 as a gift from Mr. Childs.


Scope and Content Information

This addition to the J. Rives Childs collection consists of general and Casanova related correspondence, numerous photographs of his Near East consular activities and personal photographs, as well as a variety of miscellaneous material such as newspaper clippings, printed material, family pedigrees, diaries and scrapbooks. Of special note are a United States map of 1820 and a xerox copy of a signed letter by Casanova dated April, 1798.

Arrangement

This collection is filed according to subject.


Contents List

General Correspondence 1905-1967
Box: 1

33 items

General Correspondence 1968
Box: 1

150 items

General Correspondence 1970-1973
Box: 1

311 items, 3 folders

General Correspondence n.d.
Box: 1

16 items

General Correspondence re Casanova scholarship 1960-1973, n.d.
Box: 1

3 folders

Letter by Casanova 1798 Apr
Box: 2

ALS (copy)

Casanova material 20 c
Box: 2

10 items

Casanova research notes in French n.d.
Box: 2

200 p.

Casanova research notes in French n.d.
Box: 2

200 p.

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings and magazine articles 20 c.
Box: 2

50 items

Miscellaneous printed material 20 c.
Box: 2

30 items

Documents re: Georgina Childs' death, and copy of Mathilde de Brylkine's will ca. 1969
Box: 2

6 items

Miscellaneous materials in Russian 1889-1917
Box: 2

9 items

Photographs re Jidda, Saudia Arabia ca. 1939-1945
Box: 3

18 items

Photographs with Shiek Yussef Yassin ca. 1939-1945
Box: 3

14 items

Photographs re consular activities 1939-1945
Box: 3

90 items

Photographs re consular activities n.d.
Box: 3

125 items

Photographs re American Legation, Tangier, Morocco ca. 1941-1945
Box: 3

7 items

Photographs re route Tahizz to Mahrib, Yemen ca. 1939-1945
Box: 3

9 items

Photographs re City of Aden, Aden airfield ca. 1939-1945
Box: 3

8 items

Photographs re Mahrib irrigation project, Yemen ca. 1939-1945
Box: 3

25 items

Photographs re City of Tahizz, Tahizz airfield, Yemen ca. 1939-1945
Box: 3

9 items

Photographs re City of Sada, Yemen ca. 1939-1945
Box: 3

3 items

Phographs and map re City of Mahrib, Mahrib Territory, Yemen ca. 1939-1945
Box: 3

10 items

Photographs re Perim Island and Airfield, Bab El Mandeb ca. 1939-1945
Box: 3

3 items

Photographs re Childs' visit to [?] with Emperor Haile Selassie and John Humband, Director of Imperial Highway Authority 1952
Box: 3

15 items

Photographs re route Aden to Tahizz, Yemen ca. 1939-1945
Box: 3

13 items

Photographs of Childs' U.S. Tour 1949
Box: 3

75 items

Photographs of Childs' U.S. Tour 1949
Box: 4

100 items

Photographs re Felde's wedding (Georgina Childs' godchild, Mrs. Catesby Jones) n.d.
Box: 4

5 items

Miscellaneous photographs n.d.
Box: 4

350 items, 2 folders

Christmas cards wtih photographs 20th century
Box: 4

30 items

Engravings of Rev. John Early and Elizabeth B. Early; sketches of Mr. and Mrs. Childs 1943, n.d.
Box: 4

4 items

Miscellaneous photographs n.d.
Box: 5

150 items, 2 folders

Pedigree of Rives of Virginia n.d.
Box: 5

18 items

Brochure of "The Cliff," Georgina Childs' school in England ca. 1905
Box: 5

1 item

Invitations 20th century
Box: 5

28 items

Miscellaneous currency n.d.
Box: 5

80 items

Passports and visas 20th century
Box: 6

25 items, 3 folders

Itinerary of motor journey in Iran 1934 or 1935
Box: 6

1 item

Cards wtih woodcuts by Eliezer Canul n.d.
Box: 6

6 items

U.S. map 1820
Box: 6

1 item

Miscellaneous 20th century
Box: 6

130 items

J. R. Childs' diaries 1921-1923
Box: 7

2 items

Photo album of Georgina Childs ca. 1905-1923
Box: 7
Photo album of Georgina Childs ca. 1910
Box: 7

1 items

Scrapbook of Georgina Childs as a young girl in Russia, Dresden, and England n.d.
Box: 7

1 item

J. R. Childs' appointment books 1952-1963
Box: 7

4 items

Oversized Folio
  • Certificate of Distinction from Lynchburg Public High School to Lucy H. Brown 1873 June 30
  • 3 Diplomas of Lucy H. Brown from Lynchburg Public High School 1874 June 26
  • Diploma of John Wesley Childs from Lynchburg Public High School 1910 June 13
  • Childs' M.A. diploma from Harvard 1915 June 24
  • Certificate of thanks to America for the Refugee Kitchin Wassiti Ostroff, Petrograd 1922 Aug 22
  • Certificate of thanks to America for the Orphan Children's Relief Station 1922
  • Certificate of thanks to America for the Orphan Children's Home 1923 Feb
  • Certificate of Childs' appointment to Consul, class 7 1923 Oct 6
  • Certificate of Childs' appointment to Foreign Service Officer, class 8 1924 Jul 1
  • Certificate of Childs' appointment to Foreign Service Officer, class 8 1924 Dec 20
  • Membership certificate of Mrs. Lucy Brown Childs to the Daughters of the American Revolution 1925 Apr 16
  • Certificate appointing Childs consul to Bucharest, Rumania 1925 May 4
  • Certificate appointing Childs Foreign Service Officer, class 7 1929 May 23
  • Certificate appointing Childs Secretary in the Diplomatic Service 1930 Feb 17
  • Certificate appointing Childs consul to Cairo, Egypt 1930 Oct 1
  • Certificate appointing Childs Foreign Service Officer, class 6 1931 Dec 17
  • Certificate appointing Childs Foreign Service Officer, class 5 1935 Oct 1
  • Certificate appointing Childs Foreign Service Officer, class 5 1936 Jan 18
  • Certificate appointing Childs Foreign Service Officer, class 4 1939 Nov 16
  • Certificate appointing Childs Foreign Service Officer, class 4 1940 Jan 13
  • Certificate appointing Childs consul to Tangier, Morocco 1940 Dec 23
  • Certificate appointing Childs Foreign Service Officer, class 3 1942 Feb 20
  • Certificate appointing Childs Consul General 1944 Apr 25
  • Certificate appointing Childs Foreign Service Officer, class 1 1946 Feb 1
  • Certificate appointing Childs Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Saudi Arabia 1946 Apr 27
  • Certificate awarding honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Childs from Randolph-Macon College 1955 Feb 3
  • Certificate from Ordre de Chevaliers Ju vieux Moulin honoring Childs 1959 Jan 24
  • Certificate of Childs' membership in La Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tasteuin 1961 Jun 17
  • Certificate to Childs expressing thanks from Petersburg, Russia Deaf and Dumb Institution n.d.
  • Photograph of Childs n.d.
  • Photograph of King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia n.d.