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Papers of Thomas Nelson Page, 1865-1920.

Author: Thomas Nelson Page; Jenny Nelson; Gino Speranzo; John Stuart Mill
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Papers of Thomas Nelson Page, consist of his diaries for the years 1916, 1919, and 1920; letters to Page from Jenny Nelson and Gino Speranza and a manuscript by [John Stuart Mill?].
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Letters (Correspondence)
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Henry W Anderson; H H Asquith; Camille Barrère; Benedict, Pope; James Gordon Bennett; Leonida Bissolati; Aristide Briand; William Jennings Bryan; Gabriele D'Annunzio; Jo Davidson; John W Davis; Elena, Queen consort of Victor Emmanuel III King of Italy; Charles William Eliot; James Gibbons; Giovanni Giolitti; Edward Grey Grey of Fallodon, Viscount; Myron T Herrick; Edward Mandell House; Robert Lansing; David Lubin; Francesco Saverio Nitti; Vittorio Emanuele Orlando; Florence Lathrop Page; Walter Hines Page; John M Parker, III; John J Pershing; Theodore Roosevelt; Francesco Ruffini; Antonio Salandra; Sidney Sonnino; George Otto Trevelyan; Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy; Whitney Warren; Booker T Washington; Woodrow Wilson; Henry W Anderson; H H Asquith; Camille Barrère; Benedict, Pope; James Gordon Bennett; Leonida Bissolati; Aristide Briand; William Jennings Bryan; Gabriele D'Annunzio; Jo Davidson; John W Davis; Elena, Queen consort of Victor Emmanuel III King of Italy; Charles William Eliot; James Gibbons; Giovanni Giolitti; Edward Grey Grey of Fallodon, Viscount; Myron T Herrick; Edward Mandell House; Robert Lansing; David Lubin; Francesco Saverio Nitti; Vittorio Emanuele Orlando; Florence Lathrop Page; Walter Hines Page; John J Pershing; Theodore Roosevelt; Francesco Ruffini; Antonio Salandra; Sidney Sonnino; George Otto Trevelyan; Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy; Whitney Warren; Booker T Washington; Woodrow Wilson
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Nelson Page; Jenny Nelson; Gino Speranzo; John Stuart Mill
OCLC Number: 647848043
Notes: Forms part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library.
Diary notes by Mitzi Clarke.
Description: 5 items
Other Titles: Thomas Nelson Page papers
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Papers of Thomas Nelson Page, consist of his diaries for the years 1916, 1919, and 1920; letters to Page from Jenny Nelson and Gino Speranza and a manuscript by [John Stuart Mill?].

Diary entries note the weather, social events, war news, particularly in the Balkans, civilian relief efforts, and political news. He comments on relief work of his wife Florence Lathrop Page; attitudes towards American involvement; sinking of the Lusitania; Verdun; the Paris Allied Commercial Conference; help for the Catholic Church in Mexico and attempts to get Vatican approval of Woodrow Wilson; travels through Italy; wartime London and Paris; the League of Nations; post-war Italian government; peace negotiations and Italian territorial issues; and the Hungarian Revolution.

Of interest are entries on a 1916 trip home with comments on Wilson, the election, Richmond, a U. Va. alumni society dinner in Washington, D.C., a journey by train to the coast and back, and reminiscences about Civil War and Reconstruction Virginia.

Also of interest are lengthy sections September 13-17, 1916, on a meeting with King Victor Emmanuel III and a tour of the front; observations and comments on the U.S. presidential election, 1916; Woodrow Wilson's visit to Italy and the peace conference in 1919; and a convention of the Episcopal church in 1919 and proposed changes to the Book of Common Prayer.

The diary for 1919 also contains a lengthy essay on democracy. The diary for 1920 contains an essay on the history of gardening; an analysis of literature versus writing; notes for a talk on World War I induced changes in the U.S.; and personal reminiscences not included in his book "Italy and the World War" including thoughts on William Jennings Bryan, Walter Page's views on Booker T. Washington, the Marchese di San Giuliano, Italy before the war, Italy in the Panama exposition, Victor Emmanuel III, the Avezzano earthquake, 1914, Sir George and Lady Trevelyan, and the Balkan question.

Among the people commented on (many very briefly) are Henry Watkins Anderson, Gabriele d'Annunzio, Herbert Asquith, Camille Barrère, Pope Benedict XV, James Gordon Bennett, Leonida Bissolati, Aristide Briand, William Jennings Bryan, Jo Davidson, John W. Davis, Queen Elena, Charles William Eliot, Cardinal James Gibbons, Giovanni Gioliti, Sir Edward Grey, Myron T. Herrick, Edward M. House, Robert Lansing, David Lubin, Francesco S. Nitti, Vittorio Orlando, Walter Hines Page, John M. Parker, John J. Pershing, Theodore Roosevelt, Francesco Ruffini, Antonio Salandra, Sidney Sonnino, Whitney Warren, Booker T. Washington, and Woodrow Wilson,

In a letter, 1916 January 17, Jenny Nelson writes discussing prison inmates with whom she corresponds and also her Sunday School class of inmates, some of whom were mistreated by the police. She thanks Page for funds which she used to treat the inmates and aid an impoverished African American family. She conveys family news including the story of two run-away children.

In a letter 1920 November 25, Gino Speranza writes concerning the election of 1920 and the bloc voting of Italian-Americans.

The collection also contains an autograph manuscript review by [John Stuart Mill?] of "Public Responsibility and Vote by Ballot by an Elector," 1865, presumably owned by Page.

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