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William E. Lunt papers (M115)

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Title:
William E. Lunt papers
Creator:
Lunt, William E., (William Edward), 1882, 1956
ID:
M115
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1918-1919
Date [inclusive]:
1904-1926, undated
Extent:
1.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
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.

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.

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.

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.

Biographical newspaper clippings

Box 1 Folder 1-3

Correspondence with Elizabeth Lunt regarding William Lunt's death

Box 1 Folder 4

"The American Merchant Marine", 1904

Box 1 Folder 5

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

Box 1 Folder 6

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.

Correspondence: Index of correspondence

Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence: 1918 Oct. 28-1919 Jan. 31

Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence: 1919 Feb. 22-April 24

Box 1 Folder 9

Correspondence: 1919 April 25-May 29

Box 1 Folder 10

Correspondence: n.d.

Box 1 Folder 11

Special Reports: "Adriatic Settlements"

Box 1 Folder 12

Special Reports: "Dalmatia and Tyrol"

Box 1 Folder 3

Special Reports: "Fiume"

Box 1 Folder 14

Special Reports: "Italian Claims"

Box 1 Folder 15-16

Special Reports: "Italian/Jugo-Slav Boundaries"

Box 1 Folder 17

Special Reports: "Kustenland"

Box 1 Folder 18

Special Reports: "North Italian Border"

Box 1 Folder 19

Special Reports: "Rebuttal"

Box 1 Folder 20

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

Box 1 Folder 21

Special Reports: 1918 Dec. 20-26

Box 1 Folder 22

Special Reports: 1918 Dec. 27-31

Box 1 Folder 23

Special Reports: 1919 Jan. 2-31

Box 1 Folder 24

Special Reports: 1919 Feb. and March

Box 1 Folder 25

Special Reports: 1919 April

Box 1 Folder 26

Special Reports: 1919 May and June

Box 1 Folder 27

Special Reports: Miscellaneous

Box 1 Folder 28

Statistics: The Kustenland

Box 1 Folder 29-30

Statistics: Tyrol

Box 1 Folder 31

Statistics: Maps and keys

Box 1 Folder 32

Statistics: Miscellaneous

Box 1 Folder 33

Statistics: Photostats of Statistics

Ovsz-Box MS-B

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

Box 1 Folder 34

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

Map-case 1

Newspaper clippings: 1918

Box 1 Folder 35

Newspaper clippings: 1919 Jan.

Box 1 Folder 36

Newspaper clippings: 1919 Feb.

Box 1 Folder 37

Newspaper clippings: 1919 March

Box 1 Folder 38

Newspaper clippings: 1919 April

Box 1 Folder 39

Newspaper clippings: 1919 May-July

Box 1 Folder 40

Newspaper clippings: 1920-1926

Box 1 Folder 41

Newspaper clippings: Miscellaneous

Box 1 Folder 42

Printed Material: 1919 Jan. 18-May 1

Box 1 Folder 43

Printed Material: Miscellaneous

Box 1 Folder 44-45

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

Volume 1

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

Volume 2
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