The Papers of Francis Lane Childs at Dartmouth CollegeWMAN ML-55

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Creator: Childs, Francis Lane
Title Remainder: Papers. 1901-1973
Dates: 1901-1973
Identification: ML-55





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INVENTORY

THE PAPERS OF

FRANCIS LANE CHILDS

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

1884 Born on December 18 in Henniker, New Hampshire, the son of Richard Lane and Kate Marion (Gutterson) Childs
1906 Received AB Degree from Dartmouth College
1907 Received AM Degree from Dartmouth College
1909-1913 Instructor of English at Dartmouth College
1913-1920 Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College
1914 Received Ph.D Degree from Harvard
1920 Professor of English at Dartmouth College
1929 Married Lella Brown Kelsey of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 31
1946 Winkley Professor of the Anglo-Saxon and English Language and Literature at Dartmouth College
1954 Retired
1961 Received Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Dartmouth College
1973 Died on August 26 in Hanover, New Hampshire

INTRODUCTION

The papers of Francis Lane Childs, Dartmouth, Class of 1906, came to the Dartmouth College Library through a bequest to the college with which he was associated for over 50 years as student, alumnus, and teacher. He was noted for his annual speech to the Freshmen on the history of Dartmouth and was beloved by town and gown alike.

Consisting of correspondence, English course materials, records of the Class of 1906, and some memorabilia, they reflect his interests in the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College and the towns of Hanover and Henniker, New Hampshire. These papers are housed in 11 boxes utilizing approximately 14 linear shelf feet.






Series I Correspondence



BOX 1

Family



FOLDER 1.

Francis Lane Childs to Mrs. Richard Lane Childs (Mother)



1901-1902



FOLDER 2.

Francis Lane Childs to Mrs. Richard Lane Childs



1903



FOLDER 3.

Francis Lane Childs to Mrs. Richard Lane Childs



1904



FOLDER 4.

Francis Lane Childs to Mrs. Richard Lane Childs



1905



FOLDER 5.

Francis Lane Childs to Mrs. Richard Lane Childs



1906



FOLDER 6.

Francis Lane Childs to Mrs. Richard Lane Childs



1907



FOLDER 7.

Francis Lane Childs to Mrs. Richard Lane Childs



1908



FOLDER 8.

Francis Lane Childs to Mrs. Richard Lane Childs



1909



FOLDER 9.

Francis Lane Childs to Mrs. Richard Lane Childs



1918-1925



FOLDER 10.

Francis Lane Childs to Richard Lane Childs (Father)



1902-1904



FOLDER 11.

Francis Lane Childs to Richard and Kate Childs (Father and Mother)



1908-1909



FOLDER 12.

Francis Lane Childs to Anna L. Childs (Sister)



1902-1906, 1909



FOLDER 13.

Francis Lane Childs to John Warren Childs (Brother)



1902-1905



FOLDER 14.

Francis Lane Childs to John Warren Childs



1917-1918



FOLDER 15.

John Warren Childs to Richard Lane Childs (Father)



1898



FOLDER 16.

John Warren Childs to Mrs. Richard Lane Childs (Mother)



1905-1906



FOLDER 17.

John Warren Childs to Mrs. Richard Lane Childs



1907



FOLDER 18.

John Warren Childs to Mrs. Richard Lane Childs



1909



FOLDER 19.

John Warren Childs to Anna L. Childs (Sister)



1905-1906



FOLDER 20.

John Warren Childs to Francis Lane Childs (Brother)



1909



FOLDER 21.

Anna L. Childs to Francis Lane Childs (Brother)



1906



FOLDER 22.

Anna L. Childs to Francis Lane Childs



1955



FOLDER 23.

Anna L. Childs to Francis Lane Childs



1956



FOLDER 24.

Anna L. Childs to Francis Lane Childs



1957



FOLDER 25.

Mary A. Prendergast to Curtis B. and Richard Lane Childs (Brothers)



1902-1904



FOLDER 26.

J. J. Prendergast to Richard Lane Childs (Uncle)



1905



BOX 2

Personal



FOLDER 1.

Christmas Cards



FOLDER 2.

Bremer W. Pond



FOLDER 3.

Dartmouth College, 1916-1950



FOLDER 4.

Dartmouth College, 1951-1973



FOLDER 5.

Edmund Booth



FOLDER 6.

Genealogical and Historical Queries



FOLDER 7.

Miscellaneous



BOX 3

Postcards



FOLDER 1.

Albums



FOLDER 2.

Unmounted Cards



Series II Dartmouth College



BOX 4

Class of 1906



FOLDER 1.

1906



FOLDER 2.

1915



FOLDER 3.

1916



FOLDER 4.

1921



FOLDER 5.

1925



FOLDER 6.

1926



FOLDER 7.

1927



FOLDER 8.

1928



FOLDER 9.

1930



FOLDER 10.

1931



FOLDER 11.

1936



FOLDER 12.

1937



FOLDER 13.

1938



FOLDER 14.

1949



FOLDER 15.

1952



FOLDER 16.

1956



FOLDER 17.

1961



FOLDER 18.

1962



FOLDER 19.

1963



FOLDER 20.

1964



FOLDER 21.

1965



FOLDER 22.

1966



FOLDER 23.

1967



FOLDER 24.

1968



FOLDER 25.

1969



FOLDER 26.

1970



FOLDER 27.

1971



FOLDER 28.

1972



FOLDER 29.

1973



BOX 5

FOLDER 1.

Annual Reports



FOLDER 2.

Cancelled Checks and Statements



FOLDER 3.

Cards, Mailing Address and Reply



FOLDER 4.

The Dartmouth Newsletter, 1926



FOLDER 5.

The Green Messenger, 1931-1932, 1936, 1947-1973



FOLDER 6.

Newspaper Clippings



FOLDER 7.

Secretary's Reports



BOX 6

Department of English Course Materials



FOLDER 1.

I and II



FOLDER 2.

2



FOLDER 3.

3



FOLDER 4.

10



FOLDER 5.

15



FOLDER 6.

16



FOLDER 7.

25



FOLDER 8.

S25



FOLDER 9.

26



FOLDER 10.

27



FOLDER 11.

28



FOLDER 12.

35



FOLDER 13.

36



FOLDER 14.

41



FOLDER 15.

41a



FOLDER 16.

42



FOLDER 17.

43



FOLDER 18.

45



FOLDER 19.

51



FOLDER 20.

51 Examinations



FOLDER 21.

52



FOLDER 22.

60



FOLDER 23.

General



FOLDER 24.

Gradebooks, 1909-1919



FOLDER 25.

Gradebooks, 1939-1956



FOLDER 26.

Honors Work



FOLDER 27.

Notes



FOLDER 28.

Poe



FOLDER 29.

Reading Lists



FOLDER 30.

Shakespeare



FOLDER 31.

Themes



FOLDER 32.

Unidentified



BOX 7

Assorted Material



FOLDER 1.

Alumni Council



FOLDER 2.

Bicentennial Publications Committee



FOLDER 3.

Bulletins, Invitations, Pamphlets, and Programs



FOLDER 4.

Commission on Campus Life and Its Regulation



FOLDER 5.

Dartmouth Experimental College



FOLDER 6.

Department of English Business



FOLDER 7.

Faculty Council



FOLDER 8.

History Committee



FOLDER 9.

Honorary Degree



FOLDER 10.

Special Committee on Educational Policy



FOLDER 11.

William Jewett Tucker Foundation



Series III Memorabilia



BOX 8

Personal



FOLDER 1.

The Golden Rule Home Farms Association



FOLDER 2.

Hanover, New Hampshire, Bicentennial Committee



FOLDER 3.

Hanover, New Hampshire, Historical Society



FOLDER 4.

Harvard University, Department of English Course Material and Papers



FOLDER 5.

Henniker, New Hampshire, Correspondence



FOLDER 6.

Henniker, New Hampshire, Printed Matter



FOLDER 7.

Lella Brown (Kelsey) Childs (Wife)



FOLDER 8.

Maps



FOLDER 9.

Mementoes



FOLDER 10.

Religious Activities



FOLDER 11.

Trip Diaries and Itineraries



FOLDER 12.

Webster Cottage Committee



BOX 9

Photographs



FOLDER 1.

Dartmouth College and Hanover, New Hampshire



FOLDER 2.

Francis Lane Childs



FOLDER 3.

Family and Friends



FOLDER 4.

Members of the Class of 1906



FOLDER 5.

Scenic Views



Series IV Writings



BOX 10

Diverse



FOLDER 1.

Articles



FOLDER 2.

Eulogies



FOLDER 3.

Notes



FOLDER 4.

Poetry



FOLDER 5.

Reviews



FOLDER 6.

Speeches



Hanover, New Hampshire. A Bicentennial Book



FOLDER 7.

Research Material



FOLDER 8.

Manuscripts of Chapters



FOLDER 9.

Galleys, Chapters 2-22



FOLDER 10.

Page Proofs, Chapters 2-7, 10-22



BOX 11

Notebooks



FOLDER 1.

Daily Diaries, 1929, 1931-1936



FOLDER 2.

English Courses, Dartmouth



FOLDER 3.

English Courses, Harvard



FOLDER 4.

English Courses, Harvard



FOLDER 5.

English Courses, Harvard



FOLDER 6.

English Courses, Harvard





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