Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Lunt, William E., (William Edward), 1882, 1956
Title
William E. Lunt papers
ID
M115
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1918-1919
Date [inclusive]
1904-1926, undated
Extent
1.25 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Letters, documents, reports, maps, original or photostatic statistical charts and clippings concerning the American Commission to Negotiate Peace (Paris Peace Committee, 1918-1919).

Preferred Citation

William E. Lunt Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.


Biographical/Historical Note

William Edward Lunt was born in Lisbon, Maine, on January 13, 1882, to the town's postmaster and his wife, Edward Henry and Katherine Garcelon Lunt. He was graduated from Bowdoin in 1904 and received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1908. Lunt was the Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of History and Political Science at Bowdoin from 1911-1912 and served as a member of the Board of Overseers from 1939-1956. Lunt also taught history at the University of Wisconsin (1908-1910), English history at Cornell University (1912-1917) and the University of Pennsylvania (1944-1945), and was the Walter D. and Edith M.L. Scull Professor of English and Constitutional History at Haverford College (1917-1952). He was the author of many works on medieval England.

After the First World War, Lunt served in Paris as chief of the Italian Division for the American Commission to Negotiate Peace (1918-1919), the commission responsible for the American position on the post-war borders of Italy.

Lunt married Elizabeth Atkinson in 1910. They had two sons, William and Robert, the latter a member of Bowdoin's class of 1942. Lunt died November 10, 1956, in Haverford, Pennsylvania.


Scope and Content

Letters, documents, reports, maps, original or photostatic statistical charts and clippings concerning the American Commission to Negotiate Peace (Paris Peace Committee, 1918-1919). Much of the material deals with issues relating to what is now the Italian-Yugoslav border and to the general negotiations of the Peace Commission. The letters, from Lunt and other negotiators on the team, include some to President Woodrow Wilson. Also included are biographical clippings, correspondence, and photographs about or featuring Lunt.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Collection Inventory

 M115.1 M115.1: Biographical Materials, Writings, and Photographs, 1904, n.d. 

Series Description:

Biographical newspaper clippings, including articles concerning Lunt's retirement and death. Also included are personal photographs, letters to Lunt's wife, Elizabeth, regarding his death, and a typescript copy of Lunt's 1904 report, "The American Merchant Marine."

Arrangement:

Arranged by material type.

Box Folder
1 1-3

Biographical newspaper clippings 

1 4

Correspondence with Elizabeth Lunt regarding William Lunt's death 

1 5

"The American Merchant Marine", 1904 

1 6

Personal photographs (3 small, 1 medium, 1 large) 


 M115.2 M115.2: Paris Peace Committee Materials, 1918-1926, n.d. 

Series Description:

Materials concerning the Paris Peace Committee of 1918-1919, including correspondence, special reports, statistics and census information, and clippings. Also includes a collection of Central and Eastern European maps and two reports, "Italian Tirol" and "The Kustenland" prepared by Lunt for the House of Representatives and used at the Paris Peace Conference.

Arrangement:

Arranged by material type.

Box Folder
1 7

Correspondence: Index of correspondence 

1 8

Correspondence: 1918 Oct. 28-1919 Jan. 31 

1 9

Correspondence: 1919 Feb. 22-April 24 

1 10

Correspondence: 1919 April 25-May 29 

1 11

Correspondence: n.d. 

1 12

Special Reports: "Adriatic Settlements" 

1 3

Special Reports: "Dalmatia and Tyrol" 

1 14

Special Reports: "Fiume" 

1 15-16

Special Reports: "Italian Claims" 

1 17

Special Reports: "Italian/Jugo-Slav Boundaries" 

1 18

Special Reports: "Kustenland" 

1 19

Special Reports: "North Italian Border" 

1 20

Special Reports: "Rebuttal" 

1 21

Special Reports: 1918 Jan. 17-1918 Dec. 19 

1 22

Special Reports: 1918 Dec. 20-26 

1 23

Special Reports: 1918 Dec. 27-31 

1 24

Special Reports: 1919 Jan. 2-31 

1 25

Special Reports: 1919 Feb. and March 

1 26

Special Reports: 1919 April 

1 27

Special Reports: 1919 May and June 

1 28

Special Reports: Miscellaneous 

1 29-30

Statistics: The Kustenland 

1 31

Statistics: Tyrol 

1 32

Statistics: Maps and keys 

1 33

Statistics: Miscellaneous 

Ovsz-Box
MS-B

Statistics: Photostats of Statistics 

Box Folder
1 34

Maps: Legal-sized: Includes maps of Yugoslav, Trieste, Greece, Taramo, Adriatic Sea, Venice, Austro-Hungary, Dalmatian Islands and Austria 

Map-case
1

Maps: Oversized: Includes maps of Trieste, Istria, Trentino Region, Balkland Peninsula, Gorz and Gradisca, Tyrol, Austria and Northern Italy 

Box Folder
1 35

Newspaper clippings: 1918 

1 36

Newspaper clippings: 1919 Jan. 

1 37

Newspaper clippings: 1919 Feb. 

1 38

Newspaper clippings: 1919 March 

1 39

Newspaper clippings: 1919 April 

1 40

Newspaper clippings: 1919 May-July 

1 41

Newspaper clippings: 1920-1926 

1 42

Newspaper clippings: Miscellaneous 

1 43

Printed Material: 1919 Jan. 18-May 1 

1 44-45

Printed Material: Miscellaneous 

Volume
1

Reports Prepared for House Committee: "Italian Tirol," 1918 Nov. 13 

2

Reports Prepared for House Committee: "The Kustenland," 1919 Feb. 28