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John Flournoy Montgomery papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 353

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to and from John Flournoy Montgomery while he was United States Ambassador to Hungary, 1933-1939. The letters are bound in ten volumes and are arranged both chronologically and alphabetically.

Also present are two diaries kept by Hedwig Montgomery while in Budapest, 1940-1941, an appraisal of the Montgomery property, 1945, and letters from Hedwig and John Montgomery to their daughter Marie-Louise Osborn, 1949-1953.

Dates

  • 1933-1953

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for 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 James Marshall Osborn.

Extent

3.13 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

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0353

Abstract

Correspondence to and from John Flournoy Montgomery while he was United States Ambassador to Hungary, 1933-1939. The letters are bound in ten volumes and are arranged both chronologically and alphabetically.

Also present are two diaries kept by Hedwig Montgomery while in Budapest, 1940-1941, an appraisal of the Montgomery property, 1945, and letters from Hedwig and John Montgomery to their daughter Marie-Louise Osborn, 1949-1953.

Biographical / Historical

John Flournoy Montgomery (1878-1954) of Missouri was an American businessman and diplomat. He built a career in the dairy industry, specifically in the processing of condensed milk. From 1925 to 1933, he was the president of the International Milk Company in Vermont. Due to his support of the Democratic Party, he was given the diplomatic posting of United States Minister to Hungary from 1933 to 1941.

John Montgomery was married to Hedwig Wildi Montgomery (1881-1953), with whom he had two daughters: Marie-Louise Montgomery Osborn (1905-1968) and Jean Montgomery Riddell (1910-2010).

Title
Guide to the John Flournoy Montgomery Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Manuscripts and Archives Staff
Date
July 1982, updated June 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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