Frederic Collin Walcott papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and printed material concerning Frederic Collin Walcott, manufacturer, banker, and U.S. Senator. The main body of the correspondence commences with 1910 and relates to Walcott's business concerns and his game preserve. The bulk of the collection covers the period 1915 to 1919 and may be divided into two periods: 1915 to 1917 (with his work for the Rockefeller Foundation War Relief Commission) and 1917 to 1919 (with his work for the United States Food Administration). From 1920 to 1928 there is little material. Beginning with 1929, there is some correspondence from his career as a Republican Senator from Connecticut, 1925-1935. The remainder of the collection relates to Walcott' s work in Polish Relief, 1939-1940, and his continued interest in conservation.
Notable persons in the collection are William Henry Welch, Walcott's uncle and an eminent pathologist, and Herbert Clark Hoover, with whom Walcott worked in Belgian Relief, the Food Administration, and later as Senator. There are also several letters from William Howard Taft, an autograph of Woodrow Wilson, and correspondence with many of the leaders of the American business community.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Frederic C. Walcott are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on the use of these materials. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of William W. Walcott, 1961.
11.5 Linear Feet (19 boxes, 1 folio)
Language of Materials
The early papers relate to Walcott's business concerns and his game preserve. The bulk of the collection covers the period from 1915-1919 when Walcott was with the Rockefeller Foundation War Relief Commission and the U.S. Food Administration. Beginning with 1929 there is some correspondence from his career as Republican Senator from Connecticut. The remainder of the collection relates to Walcott's work in Polish relief (1939-1940) and his interest in conservation. Other persons represented include William Henry Welch (1850-1934); Herbert Hoover, with whom Walcott worked regarding Belgian relief, the Food Administration, and later as Senator; William Howard Taft; and many leaders of the American business community.
Biographical / Historical
Frederic C. Walcott: investment banker and manufacturer, 1907-1915; officer and director of various corporations until 1922; engaged in Polish and Belgian relief work, 1915-1917; U.S. Food Administration worker, 1917-1919; member of Connecticut State Senate, 1925, 1927; active on state commissions, 1923-1928; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1929-1935; welfare commissioner of Connecticut, 1935-1939; trustee of numerous colleges and institutions.
List of Principal Correspondents in the Walcott Collection
Allen, Henry Justin (1868-1950) Arnold, Joseph Addison, (b. 1876) Ballard, Samuel Thruston (1855-1926) Baylis, Charles Thomas (b. 1869) Beebe, William (b. 1877) Brandegee, Frank Bosworth (1864-1924) Burnham, John Bird (1869-1939) Capper, Arthur (1865-1951) Carlton, Newcomb (1869-1953) Coffin, Charles Albert (1844-1926) Deneen, Charles Samuel (1863-1940) Draper, William Kinnicutt (1863-1926) Dulles, Allen Welsh (b. 1893) Dunn, Gano (b. 1870) Embree, Edwin Rogers (b. 1883) Farnam, Henry Walcott (1853-1933) Fess, Simeon Davison (1861-1936) Fisher, Irving (1867-1947) Garfield, Harry Augustus (1863-1942) Glenn, Otis Ferguson (1879-1959) Goff, Guy Despard (1866-1933) Goldsborough, Phillips Lee (1865-1946) Good, James William (1866-1929) Grant, Madison (1865-1937) Grant, William West (1846-1934) Greene, Jerome Davis (1874-1959) Greene, Warwick (1879-1929) Greenway, James Cowan (b. 1877) Grew, Joseph Clark (b. 1880) Hadley, Arthur Twining (1856-1930) Hammond, John Hays (1855-1936) Hastings, Daniel Oren (b. 1874) Hemphill, Alexander Julian (1856-1920) Herrick, Myron Timothy (1854-1929) Hilles, Charles Dewey (1867-1949) Honnold, William Lincoln (1866-1950) Hoover, Herbert Clark (b. 1874) Howland, Charles P. (1869-1932) James, Henry (1879-1947) Kahn, Otto Hermann (1867-1934) Kean, Hamilton Fish (1862-1941) Kellogg, Frederic S. Lamont, Thomas William (1870-1948) Low, Seth (1850-1916) Mac Arthur, Douglas (b. 1880) McCann, George (1864-1932) McCormick, Vance Criswell (1872-1946) McCulloch, Roscoe Conkling (1880-1955) McCumber, Porter James (1858-1933) McLean, George Payne (1857-1932) Metcalf, Jesse Houghton (1860-1942) Mott, John Raleigh (1865-1955) Mott, Thomas Bentley (1865-1952) Newton, Walter Hughes (1880-1941) Osborne, Henry Zenas (1848-1923) Page, Walter Hines (1855-1918) Patterson, Robert Urie (1877-1950) Patterson, Roscoe Conkling (1876-1954) Pierson, Lewis Eugene (b. 1870) Pinchot, Gifford (1865-1946) Richey, Lawrence (1885-1959) Ritchie, Albert Cabell (1876-1936) Rockefeller, John Davidson (1839-1937) Rockefeller, John Davidson (b. 1874) Rose, Wickliffe (1862-1931) Sherman, James Schoolcraft (1855-1912) Stimson, Henry Lewis (1867-1950) Stokes, Anson Phelps (1874-1958) Strong, Benjamin (1872-1928) Taft, William Howard (1857-1930) Thomas, John (1874-1945) Townsend, John Gillis (b. 1871) Tumulty, Joseph Patrick (1879-1954) Vandenberg, Arthur Hendrick (1884-1951) Van Hise, Charles Richard (1857-1918) Wadsworth, Eliot (1876-1959) Walcott, Frederic Collin (1869-1949) Warburg, Felix M. (1871-1937) Welch, William Henry (1850-1934) Whitney, Caspar (1864-1929) Wickersham, George Woodward (1858-1936) Wilber, David Forrest (1859-1928) Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924) Addenda: Eliot, Charles William (1834-1926) Gary, Elbert Henry (d. 1927) Graves, Henry Solon (1871-1951) McAdoo, William Gibbs (1863-1941) Paderewski, Ignace Jan (1860-1941) Page, Thomas Nelson (1853-1922) Root, Elihu (1845-1937) Sedgwick, Ellery (b. 1872) Washington, Booker Taliaferro (1859-1915)
- Banks and banking -- United States
- Connecticut -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950
- Conservation of natural resources
- Dulles, Allen, 1893-1969
- Environmental protection
- Farnam, Henry W. (Henry Walcott), 1853-1933
- Game reserves -- United States
- Hadley, Arthur Twining, 1856-1930
- Kahn, Otto H., 1867-1934
- Knickerbocker Bank & Trust Company
- McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941
- Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941
- Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946
- Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937
- Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison), 1874-1960
- Root, Elihu, 1845-1937
- Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950
- Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958
- Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930
- United States -- Politics and government
- United States Food Administration
- Walcott, Frederic Collin, 1869-1949
- Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
- Welch, William Henry, 1850-1934
- Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Poland
- World War, 1939-1945
- Guide to the Frederic Collin Walcott Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
- July 1984
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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