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Guide to the James G. Harbord Papers
1902-1949
 MS 1493

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by CUNY fellows Lauren Bailey, Karen Hammer, Jenny LeRoy, and Sophia Natasha Sunseri

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 15, 2019
Description is in English

Container List

Series III: Speeches and addresses; travel diaries

Scope and Contents Note

This series includes copies of the numerous addresses Harbord gave to political and social clubs, such as the American Legion, Union League Club, Women's National Republican Club, the Republican National Committee, the Baltic Society, and the American Asiatic Association. In addition to speaking at dedication services for several war monuments, he gave talks on military topics at the Virginia Military Institute, Army War College, West Point Society, and the Military Intelligence Reserve Society. He also spoke at scientific societies, including Engineering Societies and the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. He received invitations widely to speak on the topic of the role of radio in society, the addresses of which are included here.

Also included are several interesting journals describing Harbord's travels to Russia (1905-1906), Java (1928), and India (1930).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: III.1 Folder : 1-3 Addresses and articles
1908, 1920-1924
Offsite-Box: III.1 Folder : 4-5 Scrapbook, Banquet tendered to General James G. Harbord by the Association of the Army of the United States
1923 March 20
Offsite-Box: III.1 Folder : 6 Scrapbook, "Radio's Message to Latin America," an address by General J.G. Harbord
1927 May 1
Offsite-Box: III.2 Folder : 1-2 Addresses
1925-1929
Offsite-Box: III.2 Folder : 2 Addresses
1930
Offsite-Box: III.2 Folder : 4 Addresses
1931
Offsite-Box: III.2 Folder : 5-7 Addresses
1932
Offsite-Box: III.2 Folder : 8-9 Addresses
1933
Offsite-Box: III.3 Folder : 1-2 Addresses on Radio
1923-1925
Offsite-Box: III.3 Folder : 3-4 Addresses on Radio
1926-1931
Offsite-Box: III.3 Folder : 5-6 Addresses on Radio
1933-1940
Offsite-Box: III.3 Folder : 7 Diary, Russia

Scope and Contents Note

Harbord wrote this diary while on a six-month leave to Russia. Interesting (and copious) details about Russian lifestyles, clothing, food, language, and customs at the turn of the century. He gives a lot of information about travel, by ship and by train.

1905-1906
Offsite-Box: III.3 Folder : 8 Diary, Java; Diary, India

Scope and Contents Note

Descriptions of the flora and fauna of Java in 1928. This appears to be a pleasure trip that Harbord took on his own. Lots of description of the people, customs, food, clothing, habits of the Java when part of the Dutch East Indies. Also descriptions of India in July 1930, in which he focuses quite a lot of his attention on Indians protesting against Great Britain and boycotting British goods, and supporting Gandi. Also in the folder are several informative letters, one he writes from Manchuria on October 12, 1924.

1928; 1930

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