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Silas H. Strawn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS20

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Silas Strawn's letters, memoranda, speeches, special reports on China, the four-part Report of the Extraterritoriality Com­mission, and Mr. Strawn's own report as chairman. The correspondence between 1924 and 1927 is all related to U.S.-China relations and includes letters and memos from Strawn; Frank B. Kellogg, Secretary of State; John Van A. MacMurray, Minister to China; Stanley K. Hornbeck; Rodney Gilbert; Judge Charles Evans Hughes, and others.

Dates

  • 1924-1927

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Biographical / Historical

Silas H. Strawn and John Van A. MacMurray, Minister of the U.S. to China, were appointed by President Calvin Coolidge as delegates to the Special Conference on American Relations with China held in Peking on October 26, 1925, as provided for in the 1922 treaty relating to the Chinese Customs Tariff. Strawn also served as chairman for the Chinese Extraterritori­ality Commission. The following collection includes Mr. Strawn's letters, memoranda, speeches, special reports on China, the four-part Report of the Extraterritoriality Com­mission, and Mr. Strawn's own report as chairman. The corres­pondence between 1924 and 1927 is all related to U.S.-China relations and includes letters and memos from Strawn; Frank B. Kellogg, Secretary of State; John Van A. MacMurray, Minister to China; Stanley K. Hornbeck; Rodney Gilbert; Judge Charles Evans Hughes, and others.

Silas H. Strawn, who was prominent in local business and civic affairs, served as a trustee of Northwestern Univer­sity from 1930 until his death in 1946 at the age of 79. Mrs. Strawn donated these papers to the Library in 1949.

Extent

1 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains letters, memoranda, speeches, reports and correspondence of Silas Strawn (1866-1946) from 1924-1927 related to U.S.-China relations.

Arrangement

The Silas H. Strawn papers are organized into correspondence (in chronological order); memoranda, speeches and reports (in chronological order); and a few folders of miscellaneous materials.
Title
Guide to the Silas H. Strawn Papers
Author
No author, transcribed by Nick Munagian, 2020-04-03.
Date
n.d.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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