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Williams-Chambers-Blaisdell Family Papers ("The Blaisdell Papers"), ca. 1845-2010
6 Linear feet: 5 records boxes and 2 archives boxes
Collection number: MA.00270

Abstract:
The Williams-Chambers-Blaisdell Papers ("the Blaisdell Papers") contain correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and documents from the family of missionaries William Nesbitt Chambers and Cornelia Pond Williams Chambers and their children, especially their daughter Dorothea Nesbitt Chambers (later Blaisdell). The papers include material (primarily correspondence) from other family members such as Nesbitt and Cornelia's siblings and relatives. The bulk of the material dates from about 1885-1930, and there is much correspondence from the era of World War I.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Williams-Chambers-Blaisdell Family Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Williams-Chambers-Blaisdell Family Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical note

The main figures in the Blaisdell Papers are Cornelia Pond Williams Chambers, William Nesbitt Chambers, and their daughter Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell. The following biographical notes describe these three figures, but notes about other family members who appear in this collection may be found in the finding aids for the William-Chambers-Seelye Family Papers and the Williams-Chambers-Seelye-Franck Family Papers.

Cornelia Pond Williams (1850-1940) was born in Beirut, then part of Syria, to Reverend William F. and Sarah P. Williams, missionaries on their way to a station in Mosul. In 1854, Cornelia's mother died in the summer heat after an illness of several months and during an attempted trip to the cooler climate above Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran. Widower Frederic Williams subsequently returned to the United States on a furlough, at which time he left his youngest child, Dwight, with Sophie Gardiner (Frederic's sister) and her husband. Against Frederic's wishes, the Gardners adopted Dwight and changed his name. Frederic and Sarah's first two children, Cornelia and Talcott, continued to live with their father in the Middle East.

After the deaths of their mother and the first two (Harriet and Caroline) of three stepmothers, Cornelia and Talcott traveled to the United States for schooling in the spring of 1865. Cornelia attended Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary, graduating in 1872. After a few years teaching and working in the Missionary Home in Auburndale, Massachusetts, she returned to Turkey in 1879 to join stepmother Kate Pond Williams (Frederic Williams' fourth wife) in teaching at the American School for Girls in Scutari (now called Uskudar, a municipality of Istanbul). She taught there for five years before marrying William Nesbitt Chambers in 1884, who had arrived in Turkey a month after her in 1879.

W. Nesbitt Chambers (1853-1934), son of Catherine Nesbitt and Robert Chambers, was born in North Norwich, Ontario, Canada in 1853. His first college years were at Queens University between 1871 and 1873, but he transferred to and graduated from Princeton College in 1876. He took a later degree in theology from Union Seminary in 1879. The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) then sent him to join his brother Robert in missionary work in Turkey. His first work – work that lasted two decades -- was in the mission at Erzerum.

In Erzerum Chambers met Mary Frances Bliss, a teacher and new missionary originally from Illinois. Theirs is a story told within two and a half years: she arrived in Erzerum a year before him, they married six months later, and she died in childbirth a year after their marriage.

The loss of his wife caused Chambers to reconsider his commitment to mission work, but he persevered and decided to remain in Erzerum. The ABCFM's biographical notes for Chambers describe his occupations: "Here he spent twenty years in energetic work among the Armenians, sharing their experiences and doing evangelistic and relief work with and for them. He visited the outlying district in every direction, and became thoroughly acquainted with Kurds, Turks, Armenians, and others. He made an ascent to within a thousand feet of the top of Mt. Ararat, and in more practical ways, showed his fearless determination and zeal." (For the ABCFM's full note, see the personnel cards and memorial book at www.dlir.org.)

The 1884 marriage of Nesbitt and Cornelia Chambers resulted in four children, all born in Erzerum. Only two – daughters Kate and Dorothea -- survived to adulthood. Sons Ralph and Talcott both died early, Ralph shortly before his third birthday and Talcott in a fall in the Swiss Alps when he was 15, a tragedy documented in the Blaisdell Papers as well as in the Franck and Talcott Williams Seelye '44 papers.

In 1899 the Chambers family was posted in Adana, where they remained until 1916. In Erzerum they had witnessed the massacre of Armenians in 1896; in Adana they would experience the massacre of 1909. Nesbitt Chambers documented these events in his memoir, "Yoljuluk," and the collection contains many other summaries of their experiences.

By May of 1915 the Chambers family had witnessed the deportation of most of the Armenians from Adana. The family left for the United States, where they remained until 1917, when they left for Geneva, where Nesbitt represented the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief and Cornelia worked with the YMCA helping British prisoners. They returned to Adana in May, 1919, and then, in 1922, went to live with their daughter Kate and her husband in Beirut, where they assisted Armenian refugees. He remained in Beirut even after retirement and died in the nearby hills of Shemlan, Lebanon, in 1934. Cornelia outlived him and returned to the United States with the Seelyes in 1936. She died in Washington, D.C. in 1940.

Dorothea Nesbitt Chambers Blaisdell, daughter of William Nesbitt and Cornelia Williams Chambers, was born in 1896 in Erzeroom, Turkey. In 1899, the family moved to Adana, Turkey. At 14, Dorothea left Turkey for Utica, New York, where she attended high school. After graduation she returned to Turkey for a year and then -- at the beginning of World War I -- left again for Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1919 and then earned a master's degree at Columbia University.

Dorothea's first job after graduating from Columbia was with the YWCA in Adana, Turkey, where she remained until the center closed, ca. 1921. She moved to Istanbul, where she worked for the YWCA until her contract expired. She then taught at Constantinople College. Her memoir, "Missionary Daughter," and her letters in this collection describe this tumultuous time in the Middle East.

In Istanbul, Dorothea met Donald Christie Blaisdell, a professor at Robert College. After a courtship of a few years --during which time Dorothea continued to work for the YWCA -- the couple married in 1926. The Blaisdells lived most of their married life in Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Although she never lived in the Middle East again, the region remained an important part of her life. During World War II Dorothea used her Turkish language skills to translate for Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Foreign Economic Administration. She also maintained contact with her many Greek, Turkish, and Armenian friends throughout her life and often visited relatives who lived and worked in the Middle East. In 1976, at a dinner given by the American Armenian community, Dorothea and her niece Dorothea Franck were honored for their family's assistance to Armenianians in the Middle East. Dorothea C. Blaisdell died in 1985.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Blaisdell Papers contain correspondence, photographs, and documents from the descendants of Frederic and Sarah Williams, especially from their daughter Cornelia Pond Williams and her husband William Nesbitt Chambers, and their daughter Dorothea Nesbitt Chambers and husband Donald Blaisdell. The papers include some material from other family members such as Frederic and Sarah's son Talcott Williams (AC 1873), as well as correspondence to and from Cornelia and Nesbitt's daughter Kate Seelye. The collection also contains a series -- Series 4 -- comprised of correspondence primarily from Cornelia's stepmother Kate Pond Williams and Kate's daughter Sophia Wells Williams, especially from the latter's time as a student at Mount Holyoke Seminary.

The strength of the collection is in its documentation of the lives of people living in Turkey during the waning years of the Ottoman Empire, and especially of the family's experience during massacres in Erzerum in 1895 and then again in Adana in 1909.

The Williams-Chambers-Blaidell Family Papers are organized into six series, organized primarily by family groups and individuals.

  1. Series 1: Miscellaneous General Records
  2. Series 2: W. Nesbitt and Cornelia P.W. Chambers: Miscellaneous Records and Related Correspondence
  3. Series 3: Williams-Chambers-Blaisdell Correspondence
  4. Series 4: Sophia Wells Williams (1870-[1946]): Incoming Correspondence, ca. 1874-1894
  5. Series 5: Dorothea N. Chambers Blaisdell Correspondence, 1903-1951
  6. Series 6: Digital Copies of Cased Images and Photographs

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Williams-Chambers-Blaisdell Family Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Williams-Chambers-Blaisdell Family Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection: [Identification of item], in the Williams-Chambers-Blaisdell Family Papers, Box [#], Folder [#], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

The Williams-Chambers-Blaisdell Family Papers were the gift of Ann Lang Irvine in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed in 2016-2017 by Margaret R. Dakin, Archives and Special Collections Specialist.


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Related Materials

The Williams-Chambers-Blaisdell Family Papers represent one gift of several from the Williams-Chambers family group. Depending on research interests, related material (such as the other half of a set of correspondence) might be found in the following collections, each of which has a finding aid or general list:

The Williams-Chambers-Seelye Family Papers

The Talcott Williams (AC 1873) Papers

The Williams-Chambers-Seelye-Franck Family Papers

The Talcott Williams Seelye (AC 1944) Family Papers

The Nesbitt Chambers Blaisdell (AC 1951) Papers

The Julius Hawley Seelye Family Papers

The Reverend William James Family Papers

The Laurens Perseus Hickok Papers.


Contents List
Series 1: Miscellaneous General Records


Box 1

Series 1, Miscellaneous General Records, contains genealogical material, family summaries, and family books with genealogical content.

Bible: William Frederic Williams
1844
Covers detached, loose pages, brittle paper.
Box 1: folder 1

Bible of William Frederic Williams. Brief notes in front, otherwise unmarked. Botanical speciman tucked in between chapters one and two of Deuteronomy. Published 1844, Oxford University Press.

William Nesbitt Chambers: College Scrapbook
ca. 1872

Box 1: folder 2

Scrapbook of Williams Nesbitt Chambers during his years at Queens College and the College of New Jersey (and Princeton Theological Seminary?). Mostly newsclippings and some school memorabilia pasted in a copy of the "Statutes of the Province of Canada" (1852). Some correspondence slipped in.

Book: "The Illustrated Polyglot Family Bible"
1874

Box 1: folder 3

"Bible" containing sections of the complete version of the title. Sections include: "History of the translation of the English Bible"; "Scripture illustrations"; "A new history of all the books of the Holy Bible"; "A chronological index to the Holy Bible"; "Alphabetical table of the proper names," "A table of kindred and affinity: forbidden to marry together," et al. Bradley and Co., 1874.

Bible: Martha Noyes Williams, [Henry Dwight Williams]
1877

Box 1: folder 4

Bible given in 1877 to Martha Noyes Williams by her husband, Henry Dwight Williams, Commissioner of Imperial Customs in China and brother of William Frederic Williams. Martha Williams died in 1879 and the bible may have been given to Henry Dwight Williams, son of WFW. He died of pneumonia while in college in 1883, and thereafter the bible was owned by someone else in the family -- there are notes and clippings from up to (at least) 1886.

William Nesbitt Chambers: Address book
ca. 1880-1934

Box 1: folder 5

Extensive address book for friends, colleagues, and establishments known to William Nesbitt Chambers.

Williams genealogy
ca 1885, 1924

Box 1: folder 6

Information apparently compiled by Talcott Williams (AC 1873) about the Williams genealogy, including information entered [earlier and by someone else?] into a book "Ancestral Tablets: a Collection of Diagrams for Pedigrees" (William Whitmore, Boston, 1885).

Miscellaneous genealogical materials (1 of 2)
ca. 1975-79


Material from a binder marked "Muriel Seelye Heineman" and "1. Williams-Wells, 2. Williams-Chambers" containing miscellaneous genealogical papers about multiple members of the Williams-Chambers family across several generations (beginning with William Williams, printer of Utica). Includes print from one of several daguerreotypes of missionaries William and Sarah Williams; correspondence to Muriel from "Aunt Dotty" (Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell), and photocopy of section of "History of the Chambers Family in Canada" (by Dr. Rannkin L. Carefoot).

Miscellaneous genealogical materials (2 of 2)
ca. 1975-1979

Box 1: folder 8

File comprised of a few chapters or sections Dorothea Seelye Franck's manuscript "Yankees from New York to the Garden of Eden," including related materials such as articles about family members or matters (e.g., photocopies of William F. Williams' letters from Beirut as published in a newspaper; a section relating to the Chambers family in Canada, etc.). Material seems to have been Muriel Heineman's working file.

"Thank You, America" programmes and associated materials
1976

Box 1: folder 9

Programme (2 copies) of Armenian-American banquet. Dorothea Blaisdell and Dorothea Franck were invited guests and are listed on page of "America's Good Samaritans." File includes related correspondence and documentation.

"Seelye Roots Intertwine With Those of Plainfield Church," an address by Dorothea Seelye Franck
1979

Box 1: folder 10

Address at Plainfield Congregational Church regarding the roots of the Seelye and allied families in Plainfield, Mass. Subjects addressed include Plainfield Church; early missionaries; Hallock family; first Arabic printing press, etc.

"Family Ancestry," compiled by Talcott W. Seelye (AC 1944)
2003

Box 1: folder 11

Photocopy of genealogy compiled by Talcott W. Seelye (AC 1944), son of Kate Chambers and Lauren Hickok Seelye. A focus on Seelye line (including its connection with P.T. Barnum), with sections about other lines.

Search Terms
Seelye family

American Board personnel records for Williams and Chambers missionaries, and photographs of ca. 1903-1910 Adana, Turkey (all copies)
ca. 2011

Box 1: folder 12

Photocopied American Board biographical materials for Williams-Chambers family members as digitized at the Digital Library for International Research (DLIR). File includes photocopies of photographs obtained from the American University of Beirut by Ann Irvine, showing her family's residence, neighborhood, and the mission in Adana, Turkey in the early 1900s. Many of the photographs may have been taken by Chambers himself, as family albums contain smaller originals, some of which have been scanned for the collection.

Series 2: W. Nesbitt and Cornelia P.W. Chambers: Miscellaneous Records and Related Correspondence


Box 2
Union Theological Seminary bill for William N. Chambers
1879 Mar

Box 2: folder 1
Wedding certificate for Talcott Williams and Sophia Wells Royce
1879 May

Box 2: folder 2
William Nesbitt Chambers -- 1879, 1892 passports
1879

Box 2: folder 3

1879: 3 pieces. Stamps and writing (Russian, Arabic, etc.); 1892 in booklet, folded

Calling cards for William N. and Cornelia P. W. Chambers
ca. 1885-1899

Box 2: folder 4

Erzroom calling cards: WNC in Erzroom 1879-1899; WNC and CPWC as couple in Erzroom 1884-1899.

William N. Chambers: Sermons/talks and administrative correspondence
ca. 1886-1910

Box 2: folder 5

Includes a letter to his colleagues in the mission regarding his intention to resign [1886]; a letter to Rev. Dr. Clark in Boston regarding his resignation (1887 Mar); notes for a talk shortly after the death of King Edward VII (1910). Also regarding staffing and continuing the Ezerum mission.

Catalogue for the "American College for Girls, Constantinople"
[ca. 1890]

Box 2: folder 6

Pamphlet-catalogue for "American College for Girls," with an enclosed note by Ann Irvine: "Kate Pond Chambers was head of school. Dot Chambers also taught 1924-26 (then came to U.S. to marry). Kate Seelye also taught there in the 1940s-50." Cornelia P. Williams also taught in the school 1897-1884 (before her marriage to Nesbitt Chambers) when it was called the American School for Girls.

[William N. Chambers], Reminiscence of a visit to Ireland
ca. 1892

Box 2: folder 7

[Draft] document, incomplete, regarding a trip to ancestral places in Ireland.

R.W. Graves (British Consul) to Henry Otis Dwight, and Dwight to Dr. Francis L. Patton
1899 Apr, May

Box 2: folder 8

R.W. Graves (British Consul) to Henry Otis Dwight re William N. Chambers (letter of appreciation for WNC's work); H.O. Dwight's letter to Dr. Francis L. Patton of Princeton enclosing the endorsement

Watercolor/ink illustration "Kilissia Kalessi"
ca. 1904 Dec

Box 2: folder 9

Watercolor and ink illustration of the ruins of a building [an Armenian church] with caption "Chapel-Hermitage - on 800 foot cliff. Kilissia-Kalessi - [1 1/2 mi] SE of [Gozneh]. On verso a drawing of the "H.B.M.S. Hood"..."Gibraltar Dec 11 1904", as well as a quote from "Rev. Clement Sibelian" regarding the "17-line inscription of Kilissia-Kalessi." Artist unknown

1909 Adana Massacre: Cornelia and W. Nesbitt Chambers correspondence
1909

Box 2: folder 10

Correspondence from Cornelia and W. Nesbitt Chambers:

  1. Cornelia Chambers to Dorothea N. Chambers, updating her on their whereabouts and activities since Dorothea left Adana, May 9, 1909.
  2. W. Nesbitt Chambers to Kate Chambers, updating her on the family's whereabouts and consoling her about initial reports that her parents had been killed in the massacres, May 11, 1909.
  3. Cornelia Chambers to "T" [Talcott Williams], apologizing for not being able to cable him during the massacre to say that the family was still alive, etc., May 25, 1909; also letter of July 11, 1909.
  4. Manuscript letter to brother Talcott Williams from Cornelia Chambers, with note at end from W. Nesbitt Chambers, May 6, 1909.
  5. Manuscript letter from Cornelia Chambers to Talcott Williams, May 1, [1909].
1909 Adana Massacre: Correspondence sent to Talcott Williams
1909 Apr-Aug

Box 2: folder 11

Correspondence sent to Talcott Williams for publication:

  1. Typescript copies (some multiple) of material sent to Talcott Williams for distribution among organizations or persons likely to provide aid to Armenians in Adana. Includes letters from the ABCFM's James Barton, P.E. Knox of the Department of State, and W. Nesbitt Chambers. Includes copies of telegrams to Williams. May 1-3, 1909. The multiple copies give a sense of the way information was shared for the relief effort.
  2. Multiple copies of "a personal letter from Rev. Nesbitt W. Chambers, American missionary at Adana Turkey to Mrs. Chambers, absent during August," August 22, 1909. A letter clearly meant to be widely shared.
  3. Typescript copy of Lawson P. Chambers' account of the April massacres, with a letter from W. Nesbitt Chambers to Talcott Williams about the report and providing permission to share it. Report, April 23-May 4, 1909; letter May 11, 1909.
1909 Adana Massacre: Dorothea N. Chambers correspondence
1909 Jul

Box 2: folder 12

Letters to her parents from Dorothea Chambers on her trip away from Adana.

1909 Adana Massacre: Miscellaneous material
1909

Box 2: folder 13

Miscellaneous materials relating to the 1909 massacre in Adana:

  1. Manuscript letter from British Consul Doughty-Wylie thanking W. Nesbitt Chambers for his comments regarding the consul's commendation by King Edward, June 26, 1909.
  2. "Lucie," a colleague from Adana, writing to Cornelia Chambers from Mersine, Turkey, where Lucie has taken refuge. April 29, 1909.
  3. Typescript copy of aid appeal letter from Stephen vR. Trowbridge to Mr. Peet [William Peet, of the Bible House in Constantinople], April 21, 1909.
  4. Manscript "Declaration by the Christians of Adana," probably a draft by WNC, to be signed by representatives of three Christian communities of Adana, June, 1909.
  5. Memorandum by W. Nesbitt Chambers regarding the situation in Adana, May 27, 1909.
1909 Adana Massacre: reports, accounts, printed materials
ca. 1909-1910

Box 2: folder 14

File contains:

  1. booklet "The Adana Massacres and the Catholic Missionaries; Account of Eyewitnesses" – removed for cataloguing. PDf copy available online.
  2. Leaflet, "An Urgent Question from Adana, Turkey, to Fellow Christians in Europe and America," by Sisag S. Manoogian"
  3. Appeal for donations from John E. Reyburn of the Citizens' Permanent Relief Committee of Philadelphia for the Armenians of Adana
  4. W. Nesbitt Chamber's report on the Adana Relief Committee, June 15, 1909
  5. WNC's "Report of the International Relief Committee, Adana," Oct 10, 1909
  6. W. Nesbitt Chambers' "Report of the International Relief Commission," Jan 31, 1910
  7. Report of "General Relief Committee" by British Consul Hugh M. Doughty-Wylie, May 8, 1909, together with a personal letter from W. Nesbitt Chambers to Talcott Williams that accompanied this copy of the report to TW.
  8. Typescript copy of a letter from Joseph K. Green, Bible House, Constantinople, May 11, 1909: "…tells the sad story of the death of the seven preachers, two delegates, and three Armenian ladies, who, coming from Hadjin for Adana, passed through Sis on the morning of April 15."
1909 Adana Massacre: "A friendly conversation between an Armenian and a Turkish military officer from Constantinople 1 year after the massacres in Adana"
1910 1910

Box 2: folder 15

5-page manuscript, possibly in W. Nesbitt Chamber's hand, of a back and forth between two unidentified men. Unclear whether this document was published somewhere. PDF available.

Doughty-Wylie, Charles Hotham Montagu, Consul, 1868-1915, [Lieutenant Colonel] Charles [Hotham Montagu] Doughty-Wylie to Rev. D.M. Gordon, Queen's University, Kingston
1910 Oct

Box 2: folder 16

TLS of letter dated 15 Oct 1910 from [Lieutenant Colonel] Charles [Hotham Montagu] Doughty-Wylie to Rev. D.M. Gordon, DD., Principal of Queen's University, Kingston, regarding an honorary degree for Willliam Nesbitt Chambers

William Nesbitt Chambers: Documentation of honorary degrees from Princeton and Queen's universities
1911 Apr - Jul

Box 2: folder 17

Correspondence regarding William N. Chambers' honorary D.D. degrees from Princeton University and Queen's University in Kingston, Ont.: letters from Princeton and Queen's to WNC; letter from Lawson Chambers to WNC re degree; letter of congratulation from [Subli Pasha] (Adana); letters of congratulation from Rev. John MacMillan (Belfast); Charles H.M. Doughty-Wylie; Harold I. Gardner (ABCFM); Edward I. Nathan (American Consul, Turkey) and Ahmed Djemal (Governor-General of Adana; translation of letter of recommendation to Princeton); copy of letter from Talcott Williams to John L. Cadwallader (Princeton 1902 and on [the Board of Trustees]) regarding WNC; draft of WNC's speech at Princeton.

William N. Chambers: Newspaper clippings re Princeton honorary degree
1911 Jun
BRITTLE and crumbling: should be copied with originals discarded
Box 2: folder 18
"Eight Months' Work in a Turkish Hospital"
ca. 1912

Box 2: folder 19
Separated material:

Publication by Cyril H. Haas regarding the medical mission of Adana Hospital. Photocopy of cover in file, but item was removed for cataloguing.

Transcripts of Ak-Baba, Turkish Humor Magazine
1920-1927

Box 2: folder 20

Transcripts of Turkish newspaper clippings, etc.

Tribute to W.N.Chambers by Sisag Manoogian
1930

Box 2: folder 21

"Dr. W.N. Chambers - Semi-Centennial Jubilee, April 24, 1930": tribute by Sisag Manoogian. Three copies.

Financial papers and correspondence re Chambers estate
ca. 1930-40

Box 2: folder 22

Correspondence, statements, paperwork re estate of William Nesbitt Chambers; other miscellaneous financial papers

Correspondence regarding memorials for the Williams and Chambers missionaries
1931; 1937-38

Box 2: folder 23

Correspondence among Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell, Kate Chambers Seelye, and Joseph Newall and Co. re memorial for William F. Williams and Sarah Pond Williams, and for Nesbitt and Cornelia Chambers.

William Nesbitt Chambers: obituaries and testimonials
1934

Box 2: folder 24

Newspaper obituaries; testimonial by Edith Cold; announcement of service in Ainab, Lebanon.

Condolence Letters on death of William Nesbitt Chambers
1934

Box 2: folder 25

Condolence letters from friends, family, and colleagues, including people connected with the American Board and Armenian friends such as Serpoohi Berberian, who also appears in the Franck Papers in letters to Laurens Seelye.

Cornelia P.W. Chambers: British passport and (U.S.) death certificate
1936, 1940

Box 2: folder 26

British passport issued to Cornelia Pond Williams Chambers in 1936, when she left Beirut to be near her children in the U.S.; contains notes to herself. Death certificate issued for her on Aug 25, 1940.

"Staging of Shakespeare's Plays": essay by "M.A.C.C." [a Chambers relative]
[ca. 1930s]

Box 2: folder 27
Series 3: Williams-Chambers-Blaisdell Correspondence


Box 3

Correspondence among members of the Williams-Chambers-Blaisdell family.

Sub-series 3-A: Chambers Family Correspondence
ca. 1870-1930


Correspondence among William Nesbitt Chambers, his brothers (Robert, James, John) and their families, as well as with others writing on topics relating to the "Kennevarian" branch of the family. Some mission-related content (William and Robert were both missionaries in Turkey), as well as general family information.

James Chambers to Robert and/or John Chambers
1871; 1881; 1882

Box 3: folder 1

Writes from Princeton, 1871: "Smallpox was reported here but it is measels [sic]. I will have to be vaccinated, could you get me a scab and send it?"; James Chambers to his brothers (probably circulated),1881 Nov; to brother Jack re general Chambers family finances, 1882.

Search Terms
Smallpox Vaccination

W. Nesbitt Chambers to John Chambers
1871-1929

Box 3: folder 2

Letters from William Nesbitt Chambers to his brother John (Jack) Chambers, especially (1890s) in regard to the situation in Turkey ("we are living over a volcano") and a "scheme" to help Armenians emigrate to Canada. Includes one written in congratulations to Jack's daughter Marjorie regarding her first vote, cast to make Ontario "dry" -- WNC writes that he has "never had the privilege of casting a vote" (1921 Jul), and one re "Yoljuluk," his memoir (1929 Jul).

Search Terms
Armenian massacres, 1894-1896

Kate Nesbitt Chambers to William Nesbitt Chambers
1873 Feb

Box 3: folder 3

Letter from Catherine Lucas Nesbitt Chambers to her son William Nesbitt Chambers.

W. Nesbitt and Robert Chambers to brother James Chambers
1879 Oct, Nov;1888 May

Box 3: folder 4

Two postcards, one from each brother, to James Chambers, written while on their way to Turkey; one postcard (1888) from Robert, on his way to Venice

Chambers, Jesse BuellChambers, James, 1851-1911, Jesse B. and James Chambers to W. Nesbitt Chambers re death of sister Kate Chambers
1880 Jan, Feb

Box 3: folder 5

Jesse Buell Chambers and James Chambers (sister-in-law and brother of William Nesbitt Chambers) to WNC re death of Catherine (Kate) Chambers, who died of pneumonia in January, 1880. WNC's first daughter was named for her.

Search Terms
Chambers, Catherine Lucas Nesbitt, 1860-1880

Chambers family: Miscellaneous notes, documents, correspondence
ca. 1880-1920

Box 3: folder 6

A few school essays; unidentified notes from multiple correspondents; legal documents with John Chambers as Bailiff.

Correspondence re death of W. Nesbitt Chambers' sister Eliza Chambers
1881 Apr, May

Box 3: folder 7

"Uncle Frank" [Frank Chambers?] to John Chambers; James Chambers regarding death of Eliza Lucas Nesbitt Chambers in April of 1881. She died of tuberculosis.

Search Terms
Chambers, Eliza Lucas Nesbitt, 1847-1881

"Cousin Lizzie" to W. Nesbitt Chambers re death of Eliza Chambers
1881 May

Box 3: folder 8
[William N. Chambers]: order to "Bywater, Perry & Co." (copy by [family member?])
1885 Jul

Box 3: folder 9

Handwritten copy [by Kate Seelye?] of letter from [William N. Chambers] to the firm of Bywater, Perry & Co. for an extensive order of clothing.

Letter from J. Castell Hopkins to [J.] Chambers
1888

Box 3: folder 10

Response from J. Castell Hopkins (1864-1923), Secretary-Treasurer of the Imperial Federation League in Canada, to a letter (missing) from Chambers apparently regarding the policy ("even more dangerous than the old policy") of "unrestricted reprocity" and related issues.

John (Jack) N. Chambers: Miscellaneous incoming correspondence
ca. 1893-1938

Box 3: folder 11

Miscellaneous correspondence, bulk apparently not from immediate family; names include: W. Oswald [Bellaies?]; [Deborah?] Sewall; Cousin Maggie; [R. Porter]; P.M. Dewan of Woodstock, Ont.; Fred S. McDonald of Woodstock, Ont.; Mrs. E.P. (Jessie) Sisson; niece Katharine re the death of her mother; a young "Hattie" to Uncle Charlie re gardening and people they know in common. (incomplete).

[Elizabeth "Bessie" Lawson Chambers] to son Robert [Chambers]
1896 Sep

Box 3: folder 12

Photostatic copy of letter from "Mother" [Elizabeth Lawson Chambers] to her son Robert (b. 1880 in Turkey). Written from Bardizag, Turkey.

W. Nesbitt Chambers to Robert Chambers
1897-1919

Box 3: folder 13

William N. Chambers to Robert Chambers, sharing information regarding their missionary work as well as details of their personal lives. Letter (incomplete) of July 23, 1900 re conference of "the mission and native union" in [Marash], mentioning Dr. Fuller of Aintab, Dr. Lee (also of Aintab?), Dr. [Merrill?] of Aintab, and WNC. Troubles along the way: Neelie and the children have colds, Neelie falls ill with malaria, plague has broken out in quarantined "Beyrouth," son Talcott sails home from Smyrna and is quarantined with an aide-de-camp of the Sultan, receives a testimonial of good conduct, comments on Robert and Bessie's home life.

Search Terms
Armenian -- Turkey -- History.

Armenian massacres, 1894-1896

Armenian question -- Archival resources.

Cornelia P.W. Chambers to Bessie [Chambers]
1899 May; 1919 Aug

Box 3: folder 14

Cornelia P. W. Chambers to Bessie [sister-in-law, Elizabeth Chambers, wife of Robert Chambers]

Robert Chambers: Miscellaneous correspondence
1905; [ca. 1910]

Box 3: folder 15

Handwritten copies of letters from Robert Chambers to Donald Sutherland, Esq. and "Dr. Smith"; also one incomplete [ca. 1910] to a family member (probably James, as he mentions Cassie [daughter Katherine]) regarding his financial worries about the future.

Lawson Powers Chambers: diary entry (copy)
1908 Aug

Box 3: folder 16

Diary entry during a trip to France. Lawson Chambers is Nesbitt's nephew.

W. Nesbitt Chambers to Jack Chambers
1913, 1917

Box 3: folder 17

William N. Chambers to brother Jack Chambers, including a photocopy of article printing two letters in the "Woodstock Sentinel Review" for December 27, 1917.

Lawson and Ada Chambers: Correspondence to the John N. Chambers family
1920; 1958

Box 3: folder 18
Robert Chambers to John (Jack) Chambers
ca. 1920-1945

Box 3: folder 19

Robert Chambers (son of Robert and Bessie Chambers, b. 1880) to John (Jack) Chambers, his uncle

Lawson Chambers to John (Jack) Chambers and "Kennevarians"
ca. 1920-1945

Box 3: folder 20

Letters from Lawson Chambers (son of Robert) to his uncle Jack Chambers

Chambers family correspondence - envelopes
ca. 1920-1950

Box 3: folder 21
W. Nesbitt and Cornelia P.W. Chambers to John N. Chambers and family
1925-1931

Box 3: folder 22
H. K. Garmirian to John Chambers
1926 Mar, Jul

Box 3: folder 23

H. K. Garmirian of New York regarding a nephew (Antranig Ayvazian) in Syria

Memorial programme for Rev. Robert and Elizabeth Chambers
1927 Mar

Box 3: folder 24

Programme for the dedication on 31 March 1927 of a memorial tablet to Rev. Robert and Elizabeth Chambers and given to the Princeton Theological Seminary by the alumni and former students of Bithynia High School, Bardizag, Turkey

Chambers, Lawson Powers, 1883-1957, W. Nesbitt Chambers to his Robert and Lawson Chambers; Lawson Chambers to Jack Chambers
1927

Box 3: folder 25

William N. Chambers to his nephews Robert and Lawson Powers Chambers regarding a memorial to Robert and Bessie Chambers; on verso, letter of Lawson Chambers to his uncle Jack Chambers regarding a memorial, as well as Lawson's plans for his share of an inheritance of property ("Ferncliff" in Gananoque) from Canadian writer Agnes Maule Machar.

Search Terms
Machar , Agnes Maule

W. Nesbitt Chambers to Jack Chambers re Souren Hekimian
1928 Oct, Nov

Box 3: folder 26

Letter of recommendation for Souren Hekimian from the Secretary of the Syria Auto and Electric Company, subsequently enclosed in letter from William N. Chambers to his brother Jack, asking him to try to help Hekimian emigrate to Canada; WNC's partial draft of an earlier version [?] of his letter to Jack Chambers.

Kate Chambers Seelye to John N. Chambers family
1930-1940

Box 3: folder 27

Letters from Kate Seelye in Beirut and Massachusetts to her uncle and his family in Canada; includes a note (November 1930) with sections from William and Cornelia Chambers

Dunbar, Elizabeth, Correspondence re the Elizabeth Dunbar biography of Talcott Williams ("Gentleman of the Fourth Estate")
1932 Dec

Box 3: folder 28

[Kate Chambers Seelye] to Elizabeth Dunbar; [Kate Chambers Seelye] to [Carl] Ackerman (Columbia University School of Journalism]; Elizabeth Dunbar to Cornelia P. Chambers (incomplete).

Correspondence to and from Donald C. Blaisdell
1937-38

Box 3: folder 29

Letter to John Chambers re literature on animal husbandry; letter from Robert Chambers (Dept. of Biology, NYU) re construction proposal to the Public Works Administration and Blaisdell's reply to Chambers

Correspondence among S. Tartarian, Sophia Newnham, and Robert and Lawson Chambers
1941 Sep-1942 Apr

Box 3: folder 30

Related correspondence among S. Tartarian (two letters), Sophia Newnham, and Robert and Lawson Chambers (one letter each). Sophia Newnham was a teacher who worked with William N. Chambers in the Bithynia High School for Boys in Bardizag, Turkey. Her letter describes the wartime conditions in England.

Robert Chambers to Lawson Chambers and general family
ca. 1940s

Box 3: folder 31

Robert Chambers to his brother Lawson; one to "everybody"

Marjorie Woodward Hood (Mrs. Robert C. Hood) to [Dorothea Blaisdell and Kate Seelye?]
1958 Dec

Box 3: folder 32
Marjorie Chambers to Mr. and Mrs. Torrey; and to Ann Irvine
1967 Nov; [ca. 1974 Apr]

Box 3: folder 33

File includes letter from [Marjorie Chambers] to the Torreys providing a description of Chambers-Blaisdell family activities in 1967, including improvements to farm in Woodstock, Ontario.

Sub-series 3-B: Talcott and Sophia Wells Royce Williams: Incoming and outgoing correspondence
ca. 1870-1930


Williams, Talcott (AC 1873), Talcott Williams to Kate Pond Williams re career choice
1873 May

Box 3: folder 34

Typed letter from Talcott Williams to his stepmother Kate Pond Williams regarding his choice of journalism as a career rather than missionary work.

Ella K. Jewett (Mrs. F. Garrettson Jewett) to Talcott Williams
1875 Jun - Nov

Box 3: folder 35

Four letters from Ella K. Jewett to Talcott Williams

Robert C. Rockwell of Lenox, Mass., to Talcott Williams
1876 Dec

Box 3: folder 36

Note regarding a mallet he sent to Talcott Williams for Amherst. His views on government.

Talcott Williams to and from Marah [S.] Fredericks
1876 Dec

Box 3: folder 37

Correspondence between Talcott Williams and Marah [S.] Fredericks, as well as a note from F. W. Whitridge [Frederick Wallingford Whitridge, AC 1874] advising Williams about the latter's response

Telegram to Talcott Williams announcing birth of Talcott Williams Chambers (1886-1902)
1886 Oct

Box 3: folder 38
Woodrow Wilson and Robert Louis Stevenson to Talcott Williams: Photostats
ca. 1886-1895

Box 3: folder 39

Photostatic copies of letters (8) from Woodrow Wilson to Talcott Williams; letter from Robert Louis Stevenson to Talcott Williams (ca. 1888). Originals were sold by the family (early 1930s?) -- Dorothea mentions these letters in some of hers to her parents.

Talcott Williams to "Mr. Chambers"
1892 Oct

Box 3: folder 40

Letter to Robert, John, or James Chambers regarding the arrival of a cable from Nesbitt [Chambers] about a safe arrival and asking for the news to be shared with Chambers family and friends

Talcott Williams to half-brother Frederick Williams
1894 Jun 23

Box 3: folder 41
Talcott and Sophia Williams: Miscellaneous incoming correspondence
1895-1928

Box 3: folder 42

Miscellaneous incoming correspondence to Talcott Williams; one incoming to Sophia Williams shortly before Talcott's death: Hamilton W. Mabie, Assoc. Editor of "The Outlook" (1895 Sep 30); Edward Everett Hale, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate (1904 Dec 14); "IOU" regarding some matter laid to rest (1905 Nov 10); John Jay Hammond (1912 Apr 3); Julia Marlowe Sothern (stage actress) (1912 Oct 2); James K. Hackett regarding his father's part in laying the cornerstone of Shakespeare's monument in Central Park (1916 Apr); to Sophia Williams from Lyman P. Powell. Two miscellaneous items: Roscoe C.E. Brown's address about Talcott Williams given on May 16, 1928, and a set of notes ca. 1900-1901 from someone about books read. One family item: postcard from Robert Chambers dated Sept 18, 1896, from Constantinople to TW in Philadelphia, alerting the latter to the expected arrival of Neelie (Cornelia) and the children in New York and asking him to let William N. Chambers know so that he can meet them at the wharf.

Talcott Williams letters to Anna Laurens Dawes
ca. 1895-1927

Box 3: folder 43
Search Terms
Dawes, Anna Laurens, 1851-1938

Talcott Williams to Cornelia P. Williams Chambers
1899-1925

Box 3: folder 44
[Frederick Williams] to half-brother Talcott Williams
1907 Oct

Box 3: folder 45

Letter to [Talcott Williams] from his cousin Frederick Williams, written on Damascus Palace Hotel stationery during a trip to the Middle East.

Talcott Williams, J. Ritchie Bell, James Barton re Dorothea Chambers
1910 Sep

Box 3: folder 46

Letters regarding difficulties Dorothea encountered during a trip to Canada

Frederick [Williams] to Talcott Williams
1911 Jul

Box 3: folder 47

Letter from cousin Frederick [Williams].

Taft, William H. (William Howard), William Howard Taft to Talcott Williams
1919 Sep, Nov

Photocopies in file; originals in vault.

Letters (3) from President William Howard Taft (after he left office) to Talcott Williams (September 11 and 23, 1919, and November 7, 1919) re politics (League of Nations; peace treaty; "Bitter-Enders"; McCumber).

Search Terms
Williams, Talcott (AC 1873)

Sub-series 3-C: Cornelia P.W. Chambers: Incoming correspondence



Fred [Wallser] to Cornelia Pond Williams
1884 Feb

Box 3: folder 49

Cousin Fred [Wallser] to Cornelia Pond Williams, congratulating her on her engagement to William N. Chambers.

Sophia Gardner Williams Gray; Rev. William F. Williams; Nesbitt C. Blaisdell to Cornelia P.W. Chambers
ca. 1910; 1926; 1935

Box 3: folder 50

Sophie Gray, Cornelia's cousin and the daughter of Samuel Wells Williams, missionary to China, writes after a visit; Rev. William F. Williams (Cornelia's half-brother, the son of her father and stepmother Kate Pond Williams) re the wedding of Dorothy Chambers and Don Blaisdell. Thank-you note including heart-flowers drawing from grandson Nesbitt C. Blaisdell for a 7th-birthday gift.

Sub-series 3-D: Cornelia P.W. Chambers: Outgoing correspondence
ca. 1870-1930


Cornelia P.W. Chambers to Talcott Williams
ca. 1870-1930


Cornelia P. Williams to Talcott Williams
1870s

Box 3: folder 51 Box Phasebox

Bound (glued in with pages tied together) letters from Cornelia Pond Williams to her brother Talcott, written while she was in school at Mount Holyoke [and with extended family] in the U.S., and (some) while he was at Amherst College.

Correspondence from Cornelia P.W. Chambers to "Auntie Walker" and Talcott Williams re the 1895 massacre of Armenians in Erzerum
1895 Nov

Box 3: folder 52

Printed letter from Cornelia Chambers to her brother Talcott Williams, Nov. 1, 1895 regarding the 1895 massacre in Erzerum. The letter was privately printed for and distributed by Talcott Williams on Nov. 30 ("Letter from Mrs. William Nesbitt Chambers, Erzerum, Turkey, to Talcott Williams, Philadelphia" -- Times Printing House). The printed edition contains a warning against wider publication. File also contains: a letter [from CWC?] re the massacre to "Auntie Walker"; a typescript [by Talcott Williams?] portion of a third letter; ABCFM printed story "Silkenbraid, or, a Story of Mission Life in Turkey," by Re. C. C. Tracy; newsclippings related to this and other massacres.

Search Terms
Armenian massacres, 1894-1896

Cornelia P.W. Chambers to [Talcott Williams?]
1901 Oct

Box 3: folder 53

Cornelia P.W. Chambers writing to [brother Talcott?], including re her son Talcott's need to change his school, his desire to learn French, his difficulties with the ways of foreigners in boarding schools; also re assassination of President McKinley.

Cornelia P.W. Chambers to Talcott Williams
1905-1910

Box 3: folder 54
Cornelia P.W. Chambers to Talcott Williams
ca. 1924-1927

Box 3: folder 55
Cornelia P. W. Chambers: Outgoing correspondence to family
ca. 1899-1920


Cornelia P.W. Chambers to Sophia Gardner
ca. 1899-1902

Box 3: folder 56

Cornelia Chambers to her aunt Sophia Williams Gardner (sister of William Frederic Williams, married to James V. P. Gardner). The Gardners adopted Cornelia's youngest brother, Henry Dwight Williams, who d. while in college.

Cornelia P.W. Chambers to [?] (Incomplete)
ca. 1900-1910

Box 3: folder 57

Portions of letters probably to family members.

Cornelia P. W. Chambers to W. Nesbitt Chambers
ca. 1916

Box 3: folder 58

Two letters -- one dated 1916, the other undated -- written to her husband while Cornelia was in the United States

Cornelia P. W. Chambers to Sophie Williams
1920 Dec

Box 3: folder 59

Cornelia Chambers to [sister-in-law Sophie Wells Royce Williams, wife of Talcott Williams], December 21, 1920

Sub-series 3-E: W. Nesbitt Chambers: Incoming correspondence
ca. 1880-1930


George Hardy (Oneida, Chenango, & Delaware Association) to W. Nesbitt Chambers
1881 Nov

Box 3: folder 60

George Hardy, Registrar of the Oneida, Chenango, and Delaware Association, to William N. Chambers, offering official condolences to Chambers on the death of his first (and here unnamed) wife Mary Frances Bliss Chambers.

Cumberbatch, Henry Alfred, 1858-1918, H. A. [Henry Alfred] Cumberbatch to W. Nesbitt Chambers
1896 Aug

Box 3: folder 61

[Henry Alfred] Cumberbatch (1858-1908), British Consul General of Smyrna 1896-1908, to William Nesbitt Chambers re the birth of Dorothea, as well as about the situation in Turkey

Postcard in Armenian to W. Nesbitt Chambers
1901

Box 3: folder 62
Alfred Crossley to W. Nesbitt and Cornelia Chambers
1908 Mar

Box 3: folder 63

Letter of Alfred Crossley to W. Nesbitt and Cornelia P.W. Chambers; on verso later note from WNC to daughter Dorothea.

Ahmed, Djemal Bey, Ahmet Djemal Bey to William N. Chambers
1911 Dec

Box 3: folder 64

Typed transcript/translation on letterhead of "New England Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief" of letter from Ahmet Djemal Bey of Baghdad to W. N. Chambers of Adana, thanking him for his letter and his friendship and commenting on their work. Letter appeared in "Princeton Seventy-six, 1876-1916."

Telegrams to W. Nesbitt Chambers ("Administration des Telegraphs Ottomans")
1915

Box 3: folder 65

6 telegrams re getting Dorothea out of [Beirut] (see her book "Missionary Daughter" for details).

Whitehouse, H. Remsen (Henry Remsen) , [Henry] Remsen Whitehouse; Col. [A.] Mudge; Mrs. Eugene P. Sisson (Jessie) to W. Nesbitt Chambers
1919 -1923

Box 3: folder 66

Letter from [Henry] Remsen Whitehouse to Rev. Nesbitt Chambers thanking him for his work with the Red Cross; letter from Col. [A.] Mudge (at one time posted in Cilicia) regarding missing Dr. and Mrs. Chambers during their visit to Manchester and re his current camp work in the military; Mrs. Eugene P. Sisson to the WN Chambers family (see also her letter to Robert Chambers).

James L. Barton to W. Nesbitt Chambers
1922 Jan

Box 3: folder 67

Reply from James L. Barton, Secretary of the Foreign Department of the ABCFM, to a letter from William Nesbitt Chambers regarding the state of affairs in Cilicia.

Correspondence (incoming) re "Yoljuluk"
1929

Box 3: folder 68

Correspondence re William Nesbitt Chambers memoir, "Yoljuluk."

Sub-series 3-F: W. Nesbitt Chambers: Outgoing correspondence
ca. 1899-1930


W. Nesbitt Chambers to Talcott and Sophie Williams
1899, 1906

Box 3: folder 69
Wilson, WoodrowChambers, William Nesbitt, 1853-1934, W. Nesbitt Chambers to Pres. Wilson, and Wilson to Chambers
1915 Nov, Dec

Box 3: folder 70
Scope and content:

Photocopies of William Nesbitt Chambers to President Woodrow Wilson regarding the Armenian situation in Turkey, and Wilson's reply to him. Folder includes incomplete letter to [a colleague with the ABCFM, not a family member] with comments and statistics about the situation of the destitute peoples in the Middle East.

Separated material:

Originals in vault.

W. Nesbitt Chambers to [Henry L.] Harrison
1916 Jul

Box 3: folder 71

Letter to Princeton alumnus [Henry L.] Harrison, reflecting on his career in Turkey. Possibly a transcript by Dorothea Chambers. Appeared in "Princeton Seventy-Six, 1876-1916," available online.

W. Nesbitt Chambers to "My Dear Young Ladies"
1918 Mar, Apr

Box 3: folder 72

Typescript letter from William Nesbitt Chambers apparently to Dorothea's Bryn Mawr classmates, answering questions they seem to have put to him about missionary service; a related letter to Dorothea, probably meant to be shared with her classmates, answering one of hers

W. Nesbitt Chambers to Talcott Williams
1919 Mar

Box 3: folder 73

Letter contains a lengthy description of his view of the political situation in Turkey

Search Terms
Armenian -- Turkey -- History.

Armenian massacres, 1915-1923.

Armenian question -- Archival resources.

W. Nesbitt Chambers to J.E. Merrill (ABCFM)
1921 Dec

Box 3: folder 74

William N. Chambers to J. E. Merrill of the American Board regarding situation in Turkey -- whether the family should stay or go in light of a warning from the British government to all British subjects (as Chambers is) "advising them that they remain..at their own risks." Chambers is inclined to stay based on his own view of the situation and from conversations with Franklin Bouillon, Mouaddin Pasha (General Commandant) and Hamid Bey (Civil Administrator).

Search Terms
Adana I?li (Turkey) -- History.

Armenian -- Turkey -- History.

Armenian massacres, 1915-1923.

Armenian question -- Archival resources.

Franklin-Bouillon, Henry -- Correspondence

Hamid Bey

Missionaries -- Turkey

Moueddin Pasha, General

Sub-series 3-G: W. Nesbitt and Cornelia P.W. Chambers to Dorothea Chambers
ca. 1900-1935


Cornelia P. W. Chambers to Dorothea Chambers
ca. 1914-1919

Box 3: folder 75

Letters from Cornelia Pond Williams Chambers to her daughter Dorothea while the latter was in school. Most dated or able to be dated.

Cornelia P.W. Chambers to Dorothea Chambers
1920-1923

Box 3: folder 76

Letters from Cornelia P.W. Chambers to her daughter Dorothea, while the latter was in New York, Adana, Constantinople, and other locations. These letters could be read alongside letters from Dorothea's father during the same period. There are occasionally letters from others that were enclosed to Dorothea -- often they are mentioned in the text of her parents' letters.

Cornelia P. W. Chambers to Dorothea Chambers
ca. 1920-1926

Box 3: folder 77

Undated or partially dated letters from Cornelia to daughter Dorothea.

Cornelia P.W. Chambers to Dorothea Chambers
1924-1926; 1935, 1936

Box 3: folder 78
W. Nesbitt Chambers to Dorothea Chambers
1915-1919

Box 3: folder 79

Letters from William N. Chambers to daughter Dorothea Chambers, including one (April 27, 1919) to both Dorothea and Kate

W. Nesbitt Chambers to Dorothea Chambers
1920-1933

Box 3: folder 80

Letters from William N. Chambers Dorothea, while she was in New York, Adana, Constantinople, and other places. These letters could be read alongside letters from Cornelia, during the same period.

Sub-series 3-H: Talcott Chambers (1886-1902)
ca. 1900-1902


Kate Chambers to brother Talcott Chambers
1901 Jan

Box 3: folder 81

Informative letter dated January 13, 1901 regarding the family's doings in Adana

Letters re death of Talcott Chambers
1902

Box 3: folder 82

Incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Chambers family regarding the accidental death in the Swiss Alps of William and Cornelia's son Talcott in April, 1902.

Sub-series 3-I: Kate C. and Laurens Seelye: Incoming and outgoing family correspondence
ca. 1890-1950


Related material:

See also the (1) Williams-Chambers-Seelye Family Papers (original gift); (2) the Williams-Chambers-Seelye-Franck Family Papers ("the Franck Papers"); and (3) the Talcott W. Seelye (AC 1944) Papers for much more information about Kate and Laurens Seelye.

Cornelia P. W. and W. Nesbitt Chambers to Kate Chambers Seelye
ca. 1908-1919

Box 3: folder 83

File includes an incomplete letter from [WNC] to [Kate] regarding the discovery of a large snake in his bedroom (transcription available).

Kate Chambers Seelye to Dorothea Chambers
1921 Aug; 1922 Oct

Box 3: folder 84
Kate Seelye and Dorothea Blaisdell: correspondence with the American Board re W. Nesbitt Chambers
1931; 1933

Box 3: folder 85

Regarding help for William N. and Cornelia P. Chambers, especially in dealing with business matters. Correspondents include American Board staff Mr. [Henry?] Riggs; Mabel E. Emerson and Harold B. Belcher; letter from Robert [Chambers] regarding a "talking apparatus."

Laurens H. Seelye to Dorothea and Don Blaisdell
ca 1935

Box 3: folder 86

Letter from Laurens H. Seelye to Dot and Don regarding Kate's return home from a trip; financial matters re an estate; family's whereabouts

Kate Chambers Seelye to Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell
1937 Sep 3; n.d.

Box 3: folder 87

One letter from Kate to Dorothea describing a car accident in which Bertha Chambers (wife of Robert) was hurt. File also includes two undated scraps, one from Kate to [Dorothea], and another to [Kate] from an acquaintance, who inquires about an old piece of yellow silk "written all over on the left" with "the translation into figures of the greatest events in the world." The writer thought "Miss Dodd" gave it to [Talcott Williams?] and hopes to learn what has become of it.

Kate Chambers Seelye to family (Dorothy Blaisdell and Seelye children)
1953 Apr

Box 3: folder 88

Kate Chambers Seelye writes to her children and her sister from the American College for Girls in Turkey

Series 4: Sophia Wells Williams (1870-[1946]): Incoming Correspondence
ca. 1874-1894

Box 4

Letters to Sophia Wells Williams (often called Sonia or Sofia) from Kate Pond Williams (her mother), with a few from her brother Fred Williams, future minister. Those from mother to daughter date primarily after Kate retired from Turkey, where she had been head of Constantinople Girls College, to Auburndale, N.Y. Sonia attended Bryn Mawr College, then left due to illness. She lived for a time with step-brother Talcott Williams in Philadelphia.

The letters have very little content re the Middle East.

Kate Pond Williams to Sophia and Frederick Williams
1875; n.d.

Box 4: folder 1

One note to Sophia, April 5, 1875; one undated to Frederick and Sophia, probably before they went off to school.

Kate Pond Williams and Frederick Williams to Sophia W. Williams
1880 Jan - Mar

Box 4: folder 2

Letters written during a trip to Italy

Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1884 Oct - Dec

Box 4: folder 3
Frederick Williams to Sophia W. Williams
1884, 1885

Box 4: folder 4

Letters from Frederick Williams to his sister Sophia, whom he calls "Philippa"

Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1885 Jan - May

Box 4: folder 5
Ralph Gordon Chambers to Sophia W. Williams
1885 Mar 30

Box 4: folder 6
Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1886 Jan - Dec

Box 4: folder 7
Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1887 Jan

Box 4: folder 8

January 3, 1887 letter from Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams

Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1888 Jun - Dec; n.d.

Box 4: folder 9
Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1889 Jan - May

Box 4: folder 10
Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1889 Jun - Dec

Box 4: folder 11
Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1890 Sep - Dec

Box 4: folder 12
Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1891 Jan - Mar

Box 4: folder 13
Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1891 Apr - Jun

Box 4: folder 14
Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1891 Sep - Dec

Box 4: folder 15
Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1892 Jan - Dec

Box 4: folder 16
Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1893 Jan-Mar

Box 4: folder 17
Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1893 Apr-Jul

Box 4: folder 18
Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1893 Aug-Dec

Box 4: folder 19
Kate Pond Williams to Sophia Wells Williams
1894 Jan-Jun; [ca. 1897]

Box 4: folder 20

Includes one tentatively dated ca. 1897 because it mentions Dorothea [Chambers], who was born in 1896.

Series 5: Dorothea N. Chambers Blaisdell Correspondence
1903-1951
1 Linear feet
Box 5 and 6

Dorothea Nesbitt Chambers Blaisdell: Letters, 1903-1951, contains documentation of DNCB's personal life as well as of the situation in Turkey during her youth and early adulthood, covering in particular the French control of Cilicia (end of 1918 to early 1922) and their evacuation of the area, including Dorothea's view of those events. The series continues in Box 6 with Dorothea's correspondence dating from the time of her engagement through her married life into early 1950.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family
ca. 1903-1906

Box 5: folder 1

Letters to and from Dorothea Chambers, most dating from about 1903-05, during which time she was in the United States [and England?], including one from "Uncle James" (a Williams relative?) writing from Norwich, NY

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to her Uncle Talcott Williams (AC 1873)
ca. 1903-1909

Box 5: folder 2
Dorothea Chambers: Letters to "Cousin Fred"
1908 Sep - 1909 Sep

Box 5: folder 3

Sep 26, 1909 letter includes comments about some of the damage from the Adana massacre earlier in the year.

"Soapy Sponge" to Dorothy Chambers
1909 Sep

Box 5: folder 4

Typed note from Soapy Sponge (according to note on verso, "Mr. Chafrey's horse") to Dorothy (Dot) Chambers, written from "The Stables, British Vice-Consulate, Adana" (see her book "Missionary Daughter," pages 55-58 for account of horse Soapy, belonging to Capt. Charles Hutham Montague Doughty-Wylie, Vice-Consul in Mersine); also a note to Cornelia P.W. Chambers from Mrs. Doughty-Wylie regarding a missing fur piece.

Search Terms
Doughty-Wylie, Charles Hotham Montagu, Consul, 1868-1915

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1910 Jul-Sep

Box 5: folder 5

Dorothea's letters to her family during her first year away from home (Turkey) while at school in Utica, NY

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1910 Oct-Dec

Box 5: folder 6

Dorothea's letters to her family during her first year away from home (Turkey) while at school in Utica, NY.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1911 Jan-Jun

Box 5: folder 7

Dorothea's letters to her family during her school years in Utica, New York.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters from her Uncle Talcott Williams
1911-1925

Box 5: folder 8
Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1913 Jan-Mar

Box 5: folder 9

Dorothea's letters to her family during her school years in Utica, New York.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1913 Apr-Jun

Box 5: folder 10

Dorothea's letters to her family during her school years in Utica, New York.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1913 Jul-Aug

Box 5: folder 11

Dorothea's letters to her family during her school years in Utica, New York.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1913-Sep-Dec

Box 5: folder 12

Dorothea's correspondence during her school years in Utica, New York.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1914 Jan-Mar

Box 5: folder 13

Dorothea's letters to her family during her last school year in Utica, New York.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1914 Apr

Box 5: folder 14

Dorothea's letters to her family during her last school year in Utica, New York.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1914 May-Jul

Box 5: folder 15

Dorothea's letters to her family during her last school year in Utica, New York; includes dance cards; programme, newspaper clippings, and Dorothea's description of a "Tableaux Vivant" given by the "Montgomery Guild for the benefit of the YMCA, Adama, Turkey."

Charles Monroe Luce (1895-1914): Letters, poetry, newsclippings
1914

Box 5: folder 16

Letters from and about the young poet Charles Monroe Luce, a friend of Dorothea Chambers, including a letter from his mother shortly before his death in July, 1914, shortly after Dorothea left Utica; a letter from Cornelia Chambers to Dorothea informing her of his death; his sketches and a handwritten copy of "Threnody" with a note to Dorothea and a watercolor illustration; his poem "Goodbye," written to Cornelia a few weeks before his death; newspaper articles regarding his death. See also his catalogued book "A Bundle of Rhymes," published posthumously in 1914 by Grace Luce and Cornelia Davis.

Search Terms
Luce, Charles Monroe , 1895-1914

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from her friend Dorothy (Dot) Applegate
1914 Jul - 1915

Box 5: folder 17

Letters to and from Dorothea Chambers and her high school friend Dot Applegate; includes a note from Mrs. D. C. Ely to a "Dear Friend of Dorothea's" regarding smuggling letters out of Turkey for their friends; includes two notes from Clarence Weber (a Utica friend?) and a letter from W. M. Newling of Ceylon (someone DNC met on a sea voyage). Additional letters to Applegate also appear in general correspondence folders.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
ca. 1915 - 1919

Box 5: folder 18

Letters to family, no year indicated.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1915 Jul-Aug

Box 5: folder 19

Letters written during her trip back to US after a year with her parents in Turkey.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1916 Jan - Dec

Box 5: folder 20

Dorothea's Bryn Mawr College years.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1917 Jan - Apr

Box 5: folder 21

Dorothea's Bryn Mawr College years.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1917 May - Aug

Box 5: folder 22

Dorothea's Bryn Mawr College years.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1917 Sep-Dec

Box 5: folder 23

Dorothea's Bryn Mawr College years.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1918 Jan - Dec

Box 5: folder 24

Dorothea's Bryn Mawr College years.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1919 Jan - Apr

Box 5: folder 25

Dorothea's Bryn Mawr College years. Includes an exchange among Talcott Williams, Miss F. Beebe, Frederick H. Means of the ABCFM about Dorothea's whereabouts on a hazardous trip.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1919 May - Aug

Box 5: folder 26

Includes the end of Dorothea's Bryn Mawr College years and the beginning of her post-graduation activities.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1919 Sep - Dec

Box 5: folder 27

Includes the start of her year at Columbia University, 1919 fall - 1920 spring.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1920 Jan - Apr

Box 5: folder 28

Includes part of her year at Columbia University, 1919 fall - 1920 spring, and post-graduation.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1920 May - Aug

Box 5: folder 29

Includes letters written during her voyage to the YWCA post in Adana.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1920 Sep - Dec

Box 5: folder 30

Includes letters written on her journey to Adana, with a stop in Pera before she was able to journey on to her post.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from her friend Dorothy (Dot) Applegate
1920 Oct, 1921 Jul

Box 5: folder 31

Correspondence to friend Dot Applegate during Dorothea's time in Constantinople, including details of her friendships with British army officers.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1921 Jan - Apr

Box 5: folder 32

Correspondence from DNC's time in Adana, working for the YWCA. See her Nov 6, 1921 letter for a summary of the situation in Adana as the French were evacuating and the Turks were returning.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1921 May - Aug

Box 5: folder 33
Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1921 Sep - Dec

Box 5: folder 34

Letters from Dorothea Chambers to her friend Dot Applegate and her sister Kate Seelye. Includes a letter from "Uncle Frederick" to Kate commenting about family matters, including the sadness of making an old missionary leave home (the Middle East) for "home" (the U.S.).

Doudou Danelian to Dorothea Chambers and "Miss Harris"
1921 Nov; 1922 Jan

Box 5: folder 35

Correspondence from a long-time family friend.

Dorothea Chambers: Two letters regarding the conditions in Cilicia
1922 Jan

Box 5: folder 36

Typescript copies of letter from DNC to "Aunt Sophie" [Williams] regarding events in Cilicia; report from DNC "Adana from Thanksgiving to Christmas."

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1922 Jan - Apr

Box 5: folder 37

Letters from the YWCA mission in Turkey. Some to Dot Applegate, and several letters to sister Kate Chambers Seelye from Cornelia and William N. Chambers. Includes dance card for April event.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1922 May - Aug

Box 5: folder 38
Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1922 Sep - Dec

Box 5: folder 39
Dorothea Chambers: Letters to family -- fragile originals
1920-1922

Box 5: folder 40
Physical characteristics:

Fragile originals for letters 1920-21; photocopies for these letters found in the files containing other letters in the same date range.

Restrictions on use:

These originals should only be used if the photocopies are insufficient -- if a scan is required, etc.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1923 Jan-Mar

Box 5: folder 41

Letters to friend Dorothy Applegate and one to Dorothea's Aunt Sophie [wife of Uncle Talcott Williams]. Dorothy was in Turkey until around the end of April, then in Beirut during May, England during June, and New York around July (see her May 19 letter).

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
ca. 1923 Jun - Aug

Box 5: folder 42
Williams, Frederick Wells, 1857-1928, Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1923 Sep - Oct

Box 5: folder 43

Includes a letter from [cousin and Yale professor] Frederick Wells Williams (son of Samuel Wells Williams).

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1923 Nov - Dec

Box 5: folder 44

Includes Dorothea's itinerary for November and many letters from the period, as well as a letter from Frances Wayland Williams, wife of Frederick Wells Williams.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1924 Jan - Feb

Box 5: folder 45

Includes some administrative correspondence from the YWCA about Dorothea's travel plans.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1924 Apr - Jun

Box 5: folder 46

Letters from Constantinople.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to family and friends
1924 Jul - Sep

Box 5: folder 47

Letters from Constantinople.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to family and friends
1924 Oct - Dec

Box 5: folder 48
Dorothea Chambers: Letters to family and friends
1925 Jan - Apr

Box 5: folder 49
Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1925 May - Aug

Box 5: folder 50

Includes a copy of Dorothea's "Stamboul Service Center Report for April, May, June, 1925" and a description of her activities during "Kourban Bairam," the "feast of the sacrifice"; letter from Sophia Wells Royce Williams (Mrs. Talcott Williams). By this time Dorothea was engaged to Donald Blaisdell.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to and from family and friends
1925 Sep - Dec

Box 5: folder 51

Includes a note from sister Kate and a letter from friend Dorothy Applegate (both to the Chambers parents) regarding Dorothea's fiance, Donald Blaisdell.

Dorothea Chambers: YWCA miscellaneous
ca. 1922

Box 5: folder 52

"October Program, YWCA" class schedule; programme for "'The Wild Rose,' Operetta, Stamboul Service Centre, Friday, Oct. 27, 1922." Includes Bible verse written in Turkish by [Tensili Suleiman?], probably one of Dorothea's friends or students.

Dorothea Chambers: Annual monthly reports, YWCA Istanbul
1922-1925

Box 5: folder 53

Dorothea's informative annual monthly reports for the YWCA in Istanbul, 1922-1925.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters re engagement to Donald Blaisdell
1925

Box 6: folder 1

Letters to Cornelia and Nesbitt Chambers announcing Dorothea's engagement to Donald Blaisdell, written from Venice, and their letters back; letters to Dorothea from her uncle and Don's mother; Don's letters to the Chambers.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters re engagement to Donald Blaisdell
1926

Box 6: folder 2

Engagement-era letters, including advice re a trip to Italy -- it was on this trip that Dorothea and Don became engaged in Venice. File includes an American Express map of Rome.

Dorothea Chambers: Letters to family and friends
1926 Jan - Apr

Box 6: folder 3

Dorothea prepares to leave Constantinople for good to marry Donald Blaisdell (Aug 14, 1926) in Woods Hole, Mass. They set up housekeeping in New York City, where Don was working on his doctorate at Columbia University. Includes newspaper articles announcing the engagement.

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to and from friends and family
1926 May - Aug

Box 6: folder 4

Letters to family, including one from Don Blaisdell to his new in-laws and one from Bertha [Chambers?] to Cornelia regarding Dorothea's wedding. Includes newspaper clippings about the wedding in August.

"The Bride's Gift Book"
1926 Aug

Box 6: folder 5

Record of gifts given to Dorothea and Donald Blaisdell for their wedding in 1926. Miscellaneous associated papers (list of invitees, newspaper clippings, etc.). Includes "Answers to Questions Most Often Asked About a Wedding," by Blanche Wheeler (1948 edition), perhaps used for a later family wedding.

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to and from friends and family
1926 Sep - Dec

Box 6: folder 6

Letters from newly married Dorothea to her parents and sister.

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to and from friends and family
1927 Jan - Apr

Box 6: folder 7

Correspondence from the Blaisdells' first year of marriage. Includes a note from Don to his in-laws.

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1927 May - Aug

Box 6: folder 8

Correspondence from the first year of the Blaidells' marriage, continued, including Don's summer fellowship to research thesis in Paris and London.

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1927 Sep - Nov

Box 6: folder 9

Correspondence from the Blaisdells' early married life. In Setptember they are in Stamboul, where they went after the Paris-London trip. Includes a letter from Don's mother to the Chambers parents.

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1928 Jan - Mar

Box 6: folder 10
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1928 May - Dep

Box 6: folder 11
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1928 Oct - Dec

Box 6: folder 12

Including letters re the birth of Nesbitt Chambers Blaisdell (Amherst Class of 1951).

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to and from friends and family
1929 Jan - Mar

Box 6: folder 13
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to and from friends and family
1929 Apr - Jun

Box 6: folder 14

Includes a letter from Don Blaisdell to his in-laws.

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1929 Jul - Sep

Box 6: folder 15

Includes a letter to Dorothea from French childrens' book author Claire Halphen-Istel.

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1929 Oct - Dec

Box 6: folder 16
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1930 Jan - Mar

Box 6: folder 17

Includes letter re death of "Cousin Sadie Hamilton" Dorothea's mother's cousin, apparently on the Pond side (April, 1930).

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1930 Apr

Box 6: folder 18
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1930 Aug - Sep

Box 6: folder 19
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1930 Oct - Dec

Box 6: folder 20
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1931 Jan - Mar

Box 6: folder 21

Includes letter from Kate Chambers Seelye reporting on her family while at the American University of Beirut (Feb, 1931).

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1931 Mar - Jun

Box 6: folder 22

Correspondence includes an account of a visit with Ruth [Chapin], whose mother was the daughter of Samuel Bowles IV: reminiscence of that family. File includes two letters regarding Katharine, the infant daughter of Kate and Laurens Seelye, and the early understanding of Down Syndrome.

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1931 Jul - Sep

Box 6: folder 23
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1931 Oct - Dec

Box 6: folder 24
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1932 Jan - Mar

Box 6: folder 25
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1932 Apr - Jun

Box 6: folder 26
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1932 Jul - Sep

Box 6: folder 27

Includes September 9, 1932 letter to John Chambers ("Uncle Jack") from Kate Chambers Seelye. Birth of Ann Blaisdell in August.

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1932 Oct - Dec

Box 6: folder 28
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1933 Jan - Mar

Box 6: folder 29
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1933 Apr - May

Box 6: folder 30
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1933 Oct

Box 6: folder 31
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1934 Feb-Mar

Box 6: folder 32
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1934 May-Aug

Box 6: folder 33
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to family
1934 Dec

Box 6: folder 34
Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to and from family
1935 Jan - May

Box 6: folder 35

Includes several letters from Kate Chambers Seelye to her sister.

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to Cornelia and a [YWCA colleague]
1936 Jan - Dec

Box 6: folder 36

One general letter to her mother, Cornelia, and one letter to "Miss Brown," who is in the Middle East.

Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell: Letters to Kate C. Seelye
1950 - 1951

Box 6: folder data_value_missing_23796c4e602bd52ab46330c663b35941
Donald Blaisdell to "family" (Blaisdells?)
1953 April

Box 6: folder 38

Written from Geneva, Switzerland.

Series 6: Digital copies of cased images and photographs

1 Linear feet
Box 6

Series 6, Digital copies of cased images and photographs, contains both photocopies and matching digital scans of images of family members beginning with William Frederic Williams and his children, and continuing through the generations to the Blaisdell children. The series contains many images with Middle Eastern subjects.


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Subjects
  • American University of Beirut History.
  • Armenian -- Turkey -- History.
  • Armenian genocide, 1915
  • Armenian massacres, 1894-1896
  • Armenian massacres, 1915-1923.
  • Armenian question -- Archival resources.
  • Missionaries -- Turkey
  • Missions, American -- Turkey
  • Missions, American -- Turkey.
  • Women missionaries -- Turkey -- Correspondence
  • Women teachers -- Turkey -- Correspondence
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Armenia
  • World War, 1914-1918--Middle East.
  • World War, 1914-1918--Turkey--Cilicia.


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