Guide to the Papers of The Tribunal, 1919 - 1975Manuscript MS-931

Introduction to the Collection

The Letters of "The Tribunal" contain written letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a Last Will and Testament of "The Tribunal". "The Tribunal" was an organization created by five members of the Dartmouth College classes of 1919 (John McCrillis, Harold Nichols, and H. Marshall Chadwell) and 1920 (Kenneth Spalding and Norman Richardson). This material documents how the men (and their families) in "The Tribunal" maintained communications with each other from the years 1919 until 1975, mainly by means of a system of round-robin letters. This collection is the result of their communications, which pertain mainly to the membership of "The Tribunal." The letters are contained within twelve books (binders) and are arranged chronologically. The letters end in May 1975. "The Tribunal's" last surviving Senior Member, Hilda Luce Spalding (widow of Kenneth Spaulding), died in 1999 at the age of 101.

Of note in the letters is the program for the memorial service for Mrs. Spalding, held at the Gilford Community Church in Gilford, NH. on July 27, 1999.

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