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JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR. PERSONAL PAPERS, 1874-1961
SERIES I, CORRESPONDENCE BOX LIST


Correspondence of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (3.2 linear feet), 1881-1961, is arranged in four subseries:
  • Personal Correspondence
  • Office Correspondence
  • Letterbooks
  • Special Letter File
Within subseries, letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent or chronologically. The Letterbooks subseries contains correspondence assembled by Raymond B. Fosdick, JDR, Jr.'s biographer, and arranged by subject.

Material pertaining to living members of the Rockefeller family is not available for researchers.

Box 1
Personal Correspondence, 1881-1954, n.d. 1 - Dashiell, Bessie, 1890-1891
2 - Keebler, A.M., 1948-1954
3-11 - Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich, 1901-1946
12 - Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich: calling card messages from JDR, Jr., 1906-1941, n.d.
13-14 - Rockefeller, John D., Sr., 1901-1909
Box 2
15-26 - Rockefeller, John D., Sr., 1910-1930
Box 3
27-33 - Rockefeller, John D., Sr., 1931-1936
34-35 - Rockefeller, Laura Spelman, 1891-1895
Box 4
36-44 - Rockefeller, Laura Spelman, 1896-1915, n.d.
45 - CLOSED
46 - Spelman, Lucy Henry, 1883-1896
47 - Strong, Augustus H., 1881
48 - Strong, Kate, 1886-1937, n.d.; Strong, Margaret, 1904
Box 5 Office Correspondence, 1922-1961
49-61 - Correspondence, 1922-1943, 1945-1951
Box 6
62-66 - Correspondence, 1952-1961
67 - Maple sugar purchases, 1942-1953
68 - R. Thomas & Son, Ltd., 1928-1948
69-71 - Letterbooks (compiled by Raymond B. Fosdick), 1884-1952 (Parts I-III) (See also Box 58, folder 504)
Box 7
72 - Letterbooks (compiled by Raymond B. Fosdick), 1884-1952 (Part IV) (See also Box 58, folder 504)
73 - CLOSED
Box 8 Special Letter File, 1899-1953
74 - Index to letters, n.d.
75 - A general
76 - B general
77 - C general
78 - Carnegie, Andrew
79 - D general
80 - Dunbar, May H.
81 - E general
82 - F general
Box 9
83 - G general
84 - H general
85 - I-J general
86 - K general
87 - L general
88 - M general
89 - N-O general
90 - P-Q general
91 - R general
92-101 - Empty folders
Box 10
102 - S general
103 - T general
104 - U-V general
105 - W general
106 - War letters (World War I)
107 - X-Z general


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