MC:PR32/MS1 Papers relating to William August Brevoort Coolidge (Fellow 1875-1926)
These items were given to the archive in an envelope titled ‘To be returned to the President. The Late Senior Fellow The Revd W. A. B. Coolidge. Documents from Grindelwald. The Vice President & Senior Common Room’. The papers were created and assembled following Coolidge’s death on May 8th, 1926.
MC:PR32/MS1/1 Mar 3rd, 1882
Newspaper cutting from Les Alpes Dauphinoises containing an article (in French) by Coolidge regarding two climbs of the Ecrins – mountains at the meeting of the northern and southern Alps.
2 typescript, annotated pages of academic writing by Coolidge on Bishop Remedius of Chur, Switzerland.
MC:PR32/MS1/3 Sept 3rd, 1920
Letter from Coolidge to President Warren updating him on his personal news and with some reminiscences.
MC:PR32/MS1/4 Dec 10th, 1924
3 page typed letter from President Warren to Coolidge, including a copy of a letter from Warren to the American Minister in Berne, Switzerland supporting Coolidge’s claim to his American nationality.
MC:PR32/MS1/5 May 10th, 1926
Postcard to Reginald Lane Poole (Fellow 1898-1933) from Albert Hürzeler regarding the death of Coolidge. Contained in an envelope with the details written in an unknown hand.
MC:PR32/MS1/6-7 May 12th & 16th, 1926
2 copies of the newspaper Echo von Grindelwald containing obituaries (in German) about Coolidge.
MC:PR32/MS1/8-10 May 15th, 1926
Original 2 page, typed letter in German, one manuscript copy and one typescript copy of a translation (by Reginald Lane Poole (Fellow 1898-1933)) of a letter from Albert Hürzeler giving details of the nature of Coolidge’s illness and the manner of his passing. He also describes Coolidge’s funeral.
MC:PR32/MS1/11 June 12th, 1926
Typed letter (inc. envelope) from the US President, Calvin Coolidge thanking President Warren for sending him a detailed account of W. A. Coolidge’s life.
MC:PR32/MS1/12-15 Nov 18th-24th, 1926
Correspondence between President Warren and Coolidge’s Solicitors (in England and Switzerland) regarding a bequest of a complete series of the Selden Society publications (re. English Legal History), and whether the College wishes to accept the bequest. There is also information on the executors of Coolidge’s will.
MC:PR32/MS1/16-17 Nov 29th – Dec 6th, 1926
2 letters to President Warren regarding and from a relative of Coolidge’s: Neville B.C. Brock. The letters relate to the location of surviving relations and memories of Coolidge’s life.
Printed article titled In Eigener Sache (A Strange Affair) – in German.
Invitation to Coolidge’s funeral in Grindelwald, Switzerland on May 15th, 1926.
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