Guide to the Papers of Robert B. Choate, 1933 - 1956Manuscript MS-917

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Guide to the Papers of Robert B. Choate, 1933 - 1956

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-917

Collection Dates:

1933 - 1956

Size of Collection:

1 box (.50 linear ft.)

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection


Publication & Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The Papers of Robert and Sister Choate consist of personal correspondence between Maine author Kenneth Roberts and both Choate and his wife, known as Sister. Roberts is the author of a number of historical novels and an autobiograph titled "Wanted to Write."


Born in 1898, Robert Choate entered Harvard in 1916 before going to France to fight in World War I. After the war, Choate began working as a reporter for the Boston Herald. In 1940 he was named the editor and publisher of the Boston Herald and Traveler. He was active in the state Republican Party and in the creation of the newspaper's television chanel. In 1963 he died in Boston at the age of 65.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1933-1956

Personal correspondence between Robert Choate, his wife, and historical fiction author Kenneth Roberts, 1933-1956.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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