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Robbins Battell Anderson journals

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1916

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises forty-seven journals begun while Robbins Battell Anderson was a freshman at Yale and continuing throughout his life, containing almost daily entries of his activities. More in-depth material includes entries relating to the attack on Pearl Harbor and political commentary on wartime events.

Dates

  • 1896-1963

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. 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 Dr. Bruce S. Anderson, 2008.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged chronologically.

Extent

3.75 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1916

Overview

The collection comprises forty-seven journals begun while Robbins Battell Anderson was a freshman at Yale and continuing throughout his life, containing almost daily entries of his activities. More in-depth material includes entries relating to the attack on Pearl Harbor and political commentary on wartime events.

Biographical / Historical

Robbins Battell Anderson was born on June 15, 1877, in Matawan, New Jersey. He graduated from Yale in 1899 and from Harvard Law School in 1903. Anderson joined the Honolulu-based law firm of Hatch and Ballou that eventually dissolved and was reorganized under the name of Frear, Prosser, Anderson and Marx. He served as attorney for the Territorial Food Commission of Hawaii until 1918, when he came to Washington, D.C., as legal advisor of the Insular and Foreign Division of the American Red Cross. Anderson died on April 9, 1968, in Falls Church, Virginia.
Title
Guide to the Robbins Battell Anderson Journals
Status
Under Revision
Author
Christine Connolly
Date
July 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Location

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