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Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: October 17, 1864-October 30, 1928

Biographical / Historical

Robert Lansing (b. Oct. 17, 1864, Watertown, New York-d. Oct. 30, 1928, New York, New York) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Legal Advisor to the State Department at the outbreak of World War I, and then as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson from 1915 to 1920. He was married to Eleanor Foster Lansing, who was the daughter of Secretary of State John Watson Foster and maternal aunt to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, Director of Central Intelligence Allen Welsh Dulles, and economist and diplomat Eleanor Lansing Dulles.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Clive Day papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 173
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, printed material, reports, and other papers documenting Clive Day's activities as an advisor to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace, a Yale University professor of political economy, and a member of the Connecticut Unemployment Commission.
Dates: 1892-1943

Edward Mandell House papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 466
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, memoirs, writings, photographs, memorabilia, and other papers documenting Edward M. House's personal life and political career. The diary details his childhood experiences and also notes political observations (1912-1924). Materials relating to the Paris Peace Conference include minutes of meetings of the Supreme Council and memoranda from various countries presenting claims. Writings include essays, reviews, novels, and other works. Correspondence...
Dates: 1860-2007, bulk 1885-1938

Vance Criswell McCormick papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 478
Overview: Correspondence, papers relating to World War I and the Paris Peace Conference, and personal memorabilia of Vance C. McCormick, statesman and politician. These papers relate largely to McCormick's participation in the London Inter-Allied Conference (the "House Mission") and the American Commission to Negotiate Peace in Paris. They were formerly a part of the House Collection.
Dates: 1907-1946

Sidney Edward Mezes papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 657
Overview: Correspondence of Sidney Mezes relating to his work with "The Inquiry" and the American Commission to Negotiate Peace in Paris at the end of World War I. Also included are a group of miscellaneous memoranda and notes.
Dates: 1918-1931, bulk 1918-1919

Frank Lyon Polk papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 656
Overview: The papers consist of correpondence, letterbooks, documents, diaries, subject files and other materials documenting the personal life and professional career of Frank Lyon Polk. The bulk of the material relates to Polk's Department of State service and includes correspondence with political figures, letterpress copybooks (1915-1917), and diaries (1915-1920). Materials relating to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace and the League of Nations are also included.
Dates: 1883-1942

Charles Seymour papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 441
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence with Edward M. House (1920-1938), personal correspondence, manuscripts and correspondence preparatory to the publication of Seymour's Intimate Papers of Colonel House (1926-1928), newspaper clippings, articles, and memorabilia. Much of the material concerns Seymour's role as delegate to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.
Dates: 1912-1963

Harold Phelps Stokes papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 645
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, memoranda, notes, writings, clippings, and subject files documenting the personal life and professional career of Harold Phelps Stokes. His interests in United States foreign policy and domestic politics, the Alger Hiss case, the Paris Peace Conference, New York City politics and government, prison reform, and journalism are documented. Stokes corresponded with many prominent American political and social figures.
Dates: 1908-1969

The Inquiry Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 8
Overview: Correspondence, organizational records, reports containing historical and statistical material, maps, and other papers of The Inquiry, a group of experts assembled at the request of President Wilson to collect and collate data in preparation for a peace conference following World War I. Members of The Inquiry included Edward House, Sidney Mezes, Isaiah Bowman, Charles Seymour, David H. Miller, Walter Lippmann, James T. Shotwell, and Clive Day.
Dates: 1915-1921