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John Flournoy Montgomery papers

Call Number: MS 353

Scope and Contents

The Montgomery Papers consist of correspondence, 1933-1939. The letters are to and from John Flournoy Montgomery (1878-1954) while he was U.S. Ambassador to Hungary. There are letters of prominent Hungarians as well as members of the U.S. diplomatic corps.

The letters are bound in ten volumes and are arranged both chronologically and alphabetically.

The John F. Montgomery Papers were given to Yale University Library by James M. Osborne.


  • 1933-1939


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 M. Osborne.


2.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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The papers consist of correspondence documenting Montgomery's role asambassador to Hungary. Included are letters from prominent Hungarians and members of the U.S. diplomatic corps.

Biographical / Historical

John Flournoy Montgomery was born in Sedalia, Missouri on September 20, 1878. He held positions in various companies concerned with the milk industry. From 1933-1941, Montgomery served as United States ambassador to Hungary. He died on November 7, 1954.

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

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