Joseph Hodges Choate papers, 1745-1929 (bulk 1852-1917)
Correspondence, letterbooks, addresses, lectures, legal memoranda, scrapbooks, printed matter, memorabilia, and other papers relating chiefly to Choate's service as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, law practice in New York, N.Y., student days at Harvard University, and charitable work in New York; and to Choate family affairs. Documents his service as delegate to the International Peace Conference at the Hague, Netherlands, in 1907; chairman of the New York committee for the 1917 reception of British and French commissions headed by Arthur James Balfour, René Viviani, and Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre; and service as president of the New York State Constitutional Convention, 1894. Also documents his association with the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.; and his work with Harvard University alumni. Subjects include the American Bar Association; Open Door policy of the U.S. in the Far East; Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901; treaties of 1900 and 1901 negotiated by U.S. secretary of state John Hay and the British ambassador to the United States, Julian Pauncefote, pertaining to an interoceanic canal in Central America; the Algeciras Conference of 1906 concerning relations between France and Morocco; the Alaska boundary dispute; and Union League of America
Archival Material, English,
11,000 items. 40 containers, plus 1 oversize. 16 linear feet.
Collection material in English