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William E. Lunt Papers, 1904, 1918-1926, n.d. (bulk 1918-1919)

1.25 linear feet.

Catalog Number: M115

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Agency History / Biographical 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.

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

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

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