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LODGE FAMILY PAPERS, 1879-1924, 1934-1967, undated

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Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission).





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-741-9012
Creator:Lodge Family
Title:Lodge Family Papers
Dates:1879/1924, 1934/1967, undated
Quantity:.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Lodge Family Papers include political and personal correspondence from Henry Cabot Lodge and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr during their terms in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate.
Identification:MSS 458

Series List

SERIES I. Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) Papers
SERIES II. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (1902-1985) Papers

Scope and Content Note

The Lodge Family Papers include political and personal correspondence from Henry Cabot Lodge and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. during their terms in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate. This collection has been arranged into two series.


Series I. Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) Papers include correspondence created by Lodge from 1897 to 1924. This correspondence includes letters from his time as a Congressman from Massachusetts, along with personal and private correspondence regarding political appointments, acknowledgements, and political issues of the time. This material is arranged chronologically.


Series II. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (1902-1985) Papers include correspondence created by Lodge, Jr. from 1934 to 1967. This correspondence concerns both his personal and senatorial affairs. A portion of this correspondence is with Russell Leigh Jackson, Director of the Essex Institute, and concerns Lodge, Jr.'s Senate re-election campaign. This material is arranged chronologically.


Biographical Sketch

Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) was born on May 12, 1850 in Beverly, Massachusetts to John Ellerton Lodge and Anna Cabot. He graduated from Harvard University in 1871; Harvard Law School in 1874; and was admitted to the bar in 1875. He earned one of the first Ph.D. degrees in political science from Harvard University in 1876. On June 30, 1871, Lodge married Anna Cabot Mills Davis (1851-1915) and the couple had three children: Constance Davis (b. 1872); George Cabot (1873-1909); and John Ellerton (1878-1942). Lodge's political career included serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1880 to 1881; representing Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives from 1887 to 1893; and serving as Senator from Massachusetts from 1893-1924. He was also the author of many historical, biographical, and political works including Story of the Revolution and The Senate and the League of Nations. He died in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 9, 1924 and was interred at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.


Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (1902-1985) was born in Nahant, Massachusetts on July 5, 1902 to George Cabot Lodge and Mathilda F. Davis. He graduated from Harvard University in 1924 and worked in the newspaper industry until he was elected to the Massachusetts State House of Representatives in 1933. He married Emily Ester Sears (1905-1992) on July 1, 1926 and the couple had two children, George Cabot, Jr. (1927-) and Henry Sears (1930-). Lodge was elected to the United States Senate in 1936 and served until 1944 when he resigned to go on active duty in the United States Army during World War II. He was elected again to the Senate in 1947 and served until 1953 when he failed to win re-election. He was appointed United States Ambassador to the United Nations in 1953 by President Eisenhower, he served in this position until 1960 when he left to run for Vice President on the Republican ticket headed by Richard Nixon. After losing the election, Lodge was appointed United States Ambassador to South Vietnam, a position he held from 1963 to 1968. He served as United States Ambassador to West Germany from 1968 to 1969, and later in his career, he occasionally served as envoy to the Holy See from 1970 to 1977. He died on February 27, 1985 in Beverly, Massachusetts and was interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Jackson, Russell Leigh
Lodge family
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-1985
Massachusetts--House of Representatives
United States--Congress--House
United States--Congress--Senate
Letter writing
Political science
United States--Congress--House--Elections, 1946
Letters

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Lodge Family Papers, MSS 458, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

The majority of this collection was acquired in 1955. A letter to Colonel Lee in 1891 was a gift from H. L. Shattuck on April 11, 1957. The Harvard Law School notice of 1894 was a gift from Miss Miriam Abbott on May 7, 1931. Multiple items in Series II were the gift of Russell Leigh Jackson between 1950 to 1955. The letter to H. Sherman Holcomb in 1967 was a gift from Mr. Holcomb on June 8, 1971. The collection material was previously arranged as Fam. Mss. 595 and Fam. Mss. 596.

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Halley Grogan, November 2012.


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