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C.W. Post [subgrp]

C. W. Post's many business interests are, unfortunately, poorly documented. A small group of financial papers are contained with the collection, but they give only sketchy information regarding Post's financial affairs before 1899, and tell nothing of how Post's cereal empire was financed. A listing of Post's estate made for the purposes of executing his will does give a record of Post's financial activities at the time of his death. The library, however, has a separate collection of Postum Company ledgers and journals which should help to fill in this void in Post's won papers. There is a separate inventory for this material.

In contrast to his business career, Post's public activities are well documented. A large number of Post's speeches and published writings are included in the papers. There is also correspondence with other leaders of public opinion in which Post expresses his attitudes. The majority of this material relates to Post's views regarding workers and labor unions, and, in the broadest sense, his conception of the free enterprise system. There is extensive material relating to his participation in the "open shop movement" through the National Association of Manufacturers and the Citizen's Industrial Association of America. His opinions regarding other subjects, such as monetary reform, advertising, health and many others, are also documented.

Finally, the collection includes a few personal items. Among them are a few family letters, information regarding Post's two marriages, some genealogical material, and scrapbooks.

 
Alphabetical File [series]
 
Advertisements

(copy and correspondence about)

Box   1  
Dextro candy

[1-1]

Box   1  
Elijah's Manna

[1-2]

Box   1  
Grape Nuts (dated)

[1-3]

Box   1  
Grape Nuts (undated)

[1-4]

Box   1  
Miscellaneous

[1-5]

Box   1  
Post Factory Literature

[1-6]

Box   1  
Post Porrage

[1-7]

Box   1  
Postum

[1-8]

Box   1  
Association of American Advertisers

[1-9]

Box   1  
"B" Miscellaneous

[1-10]

Box   1  
Bennett, Grant

(press correspondent, Battle Creek Enquirer)

[1-11]

Box   1  
Boycott of Bucks's Stove and Range products (St. Louis) by trade unions

[1-13]

Box   1  
Boycott of Post products by trade unions

[1-14]

Box   1  
Coffee and tea (effects of)

[1-23]

Box   1  
Collier's Weekly article re Post and labor

[1-24]

Box   1  
Commendatory letters to Post re his labor views

[1-25]

Box   1  
Dynamite Plots (labor radicalism)

[1-26]

Box   1  
"G" Miscellaneous

[1-27]

Box   1  
Gompers, Samuel

(speeches and biographical material)

[1-28]

Box   1  
Grandin Advertising Agency

(re articles "You and Your Brother's Keeper" and "The Common People")

[1-29]

Box   1  
Hubbard, Elbert (article by C.W. Post)

[1-30]

Box   1  
Industrial legislation

[1-31]

 
Labor
Box   1  
 1904-1907

[1-32]

Box   1  
 1910

[1-33]

Box   1  
 1911-1912

[1-34]

Box   1  
Labor Legislation (printed material)

[1-35]

Box   1  
Lincoln Farm Association (owners of Abraham Lincoln's Farm)

[1-36]

Box   1  
Michigan Labor Problems

[1-37]

Box   1  
Newspaper clippings

[2-17 to 2-22]

Box   1  
Peoria, Ill. newspaper correspondence re Post's labor views

[2-23]

Box   1  
Post, Aurelian

[2-24]

Box   1  
Post, Carol and Rollin

[2-25]

 
Post, Carroll L
Box   1  
 1902-1923

[2-26]

Box   1  
 1924-1948

[2-27]

Box   4  
Post City, Texas

[4-6]

 
Post currency reform proposal
Box   4  
 1898

[4-7]

Box   4  
 1902

[4-8]

Box   4  
 1903

[4-9]

Box   4  
 1904

[4-10]

Box   4  
 1905

[4-11]

Box   4  
 1906

[4-12]

Box   4  
 1907

[4-13]

Box   4  
 Undated

[4-14]

Box   4  
Post, Ella M (divorce settlement)

[4-15]

Box   4  
Post Land Co., Battle Creek

[4-16]

Box   4  
Post, Marjorie (to 1914)

[4-17; 4-18]

Box   4  
Post Theatre

[4-19]

Box   4  
Post, Truman

[4-20]

Box   4  
Postum Company (Factory matters)

[4-21]

Box   4  
Postum Company, London

[4-22]

Box   4  
Presidential election of  1908

[4-23]

Box   4  
Pure Food Laws

[4-24]

Box   4  
Rainmaking Experiment in Battle Creek

[4-25]

 
Sentinel Box
Box   4  
Correspondence

[4-26]

Box   4  
Press releases

[4-27]

Box   4  
Sherman Anti-trust Act (as applied to trade unions)

[4-28]

 
Square Deal Magazine
Box   4  
 1904-1905

[4-29]

Box   4  
 January-June 1906

[4-30]

Box   4  
 July-December 1906

[4-31]

Box   4  
 1907

[4-32]

Box   4  
 1908

[4-33]

Box   4  
 1913-1914

[4-34]

Box   4  
Printed copies

[4-35]

Box   4  
Trades and Workers Association of Battle Creek

[4-36]

 
Post, Charles W. (personal) [series]
Box   2  
Biographical

[2-28; 2-29]

 
Correspondence
Box   2  
Personal

[2-30]

Box   2  
With family

[2-31]

 
Financial matters
Box   2  
 1882-1889

[2-32]

Box   2  
 1899 (bankruptcy)

[2-33]

Box   2  
 1900-1906

[2-34]

Box   2  
 1907

[2-35]

Box   2  
 1908-1909

[2-36]

Box   2  
 1910-1913

[2-37]

Box   2  
 1914 (will and estate)

[2-38; 2-39]

Box   2  
Funeral of C.W. Post

[2-40]

Box   4  
Tributes and banquets of appreciation (5 v.)

[4-1, etc. to 4-5]

 
C.W. Post Funeral
Box   9  
Tributes (primarily typescripts of correspondence (3 volumes)
Box   9  
Memorials (2 v.)
Box   9  
Scrapbook (primarily newspaper clippings)
Box   9  
Newspaper clippings
 
C.W. Post estate
Box   45  
Probate material
Box   45  
Investment summary sheets  1910-1914
 
Postum Company
Box   45  
Copies of minutes and articles of association
Box   45  
Liability cases
Box   45  
Miscellanea
Box   45  
Real estate record  1906

[see also outsize vol.]

Box   45  
Fort Worth Paper Company
Box   45  
Fort Worth Woolen Mills
Box   45  
Summary statements of personal financial books  1912
Box   45  
Miscellaneous
Box   46  
Lavita Inn
Box   46  
Ledgers and journal  1900-1906 (5 volumes)
Box   46  
Minutes, articles of association, annual reports, and related material
Box   46  
Miscellaneous
Box   46  
Personal financial ledger  1901-1904

[see also outsize volumes]

 
Employer Organizations [series]
 
Citizens Industrial Association of America
Box   1  
 1903

[1-15]

Box   1  
 1904

[1-16]

Box   1  
 1905

[1-17]

Box   1  
 1906

[1-18]

Box   1  
 1907

[1-19]

Box   1  
 1907 (Convention in Battle Creek, Mi.)

[1-20]

Box   1  
 January-June 1908

[1-21]

Box   1  
 July 1908-1911

[1-22]

 
National Association of Manufacturers
Box   1  
 1904

[1-38]

Box   1  
 1905

[1-39]

Box   1  
 1906

[1-40]

Box   1  
 January-June 1907

[1-41]

Box   1  
 July-December 1907

[1-42]

Box   1  
 January-June 1908

[1-43]

Box   1  
 July-December 1908

[1-44]

Box   2  
 January-October 1909

[2-1]

Box   2  
 November-December 1909

[2-2]

Box   2  
 January-April 1910

[2-3]

Box   2  
 May-December 1910

[2-4]

Box   2  
 1911

[2-5]

Box   2  
Child Labor Committee

[2-6]

Box   2  
Employers Liability and Workman's Compensation

[2-7]

Box   2  
Membership rolls  1905-1911

[2-8]

 
Printed material
Box   2  
 1905-1906

[2-9]

Box   2  
 1906-1912

[2-10]

Box   2  
 1913

[2-11]

Box   2  
Miscellaneous

[2-12]

 
National Council for Industrial Defence
Box   2  
 1908

[2-13]

Box   2  
 1909

[2-14]

Box   2  
 1910

[2-15]

Box   2  
 1912

[2-16]

 
Speeches, pamphlets and publications [series]
 
Dated
Box   3  
 1894
Box   3  
I Am Well

[3-1]

 
 1902-1903

[3-2]

Box   3  
 December 2, 1902 "E. and E. Union; Employers and Employees United"
Box   3  
 March 25, 1903 Untitled article on labor unions
Box   3  
 October 14, 1903 "The Preliminary Training of an Advertiser"
 
 1904

[3-3]

Box   3  
January 29: "How to Make a Halo" (positive image for products)
Box   3  
February 19: "Classify Criminals"
Box   3  
March 4: Untitled re workmen
Box   3  
March 7: Untitled re workmen
Box   3  
October 18: Untitled re labor in Battle Creek
Box   3  
October 22: "Prosperity and Peace vs. Labor Unionism"
Box   3  
November 29: "Industrial Peace"
Box   3  
December 4: "Absolute Balance of Employer and Employee"
 
 1905
Box   3  
January 13: "Our Errand Boy" re postoffice

[3-4]

 
May 1: "Proclamation of Liberty" (including subsequent correspondence about the article)
Box   3  
May 1-5

[3-5]

Box   3  
May 6

[3-6]

Box   3  
May 7-30

[3-7]

Box   3  
June-August

[3-8]

 
 1905

[3-9]

Box   3  
May 20: "Who is the Owner"
Box   3  
May 24: Untitled re employment of suitable workers
Box   3  
July: "You are Your Brother's Keeper"
Box   3  
July: "The Common People"
Box   3  
September 7: "Report to the People" re labor unions
Box   3  
November 15: "Controlled by Citizens. Both Labor and Capital Trusts Must be Governed by the People."
Box   3  
December 30" Address to employees at annual banquet (2 copies and press clippings)
 
 1906

[3-10]

Box   3  
Undated: "A Message from the Food Expert to Physicians"
Box   3  
January 15: "Patriotism and Pocketbooks"
Box   3  
January 30: Untitled re street car employees
Box   3  
March: "The Chief Offender" re American Federation of Labor
Box   3  
May: "The Men Between the Two Mill Stones"
Box   3  
July 4: "To Mongrels, Tyrants, Slaves and Freemen"
Box   3  
October 9: article re newspapers
Box   3  
October 16: article re industrial paternalism
Box   3  
October 19 editorial re proposed bond issue for Battle Creek
Box   3  
December 3: "Progress in Industrial Freedom in 1906"

(manuscript, printed text and newspaper reports)

Box   3  
December 14: re Dr. Kellogg
Box   3  
December 29: Address to Employees at Annual Banquet
 
 1907

[3-11]

Box   3  
Undated: "The Better Day"
Box   3  
Undated: re labor unions
Box   3  
Undated: re politicians attacking "middle-men" as cause of high prices"
Box   3  
Undated: "Unto One of the Least of These"
Box   3  
Undated: "The Fundamental Principles of a Great Party should be based upon equal opportunity for all"
Box   3  
January 8: Address to Battle Creek Business Men's Association
Box   3  
February 6: re Texas Lands
Box   3  
March 8: re mayor
Box   3  
March 16: re Battle Creek election
Box   3  
August 20: re "Pageant of St. Albans" in England
Box   3  
October 1: re Post's reputation as a "union buster"
Box   3  
October 7: Address to National Citizen's Industrial Conference (manuscript, typescript and press release)
 
 1908

[3-12]

Box   3  
 Undated re Tyranny and rights related to labor unions
Box   3  
February 12: re proposed legislation that jeopardizes property rights
Box   3  
April 12: Profit-sharing in Battle Creek
Box   3  
July 16: re workmen
Box   3  
August 12: "There's a Reason" re advertising
Box   3  
September 5: "Trust Control"
Box   3  
October: "$1000.00 Reward"
Box   3  
November 16: re workmen
Box   3  
December 3: Address before the Battle Creek Industrial Association
 
 1909

[3-13]

Box   3  
Undated: "Union Knocking"
Box   3  
January 20: re Association of American Advertisers
Box   3  
May1: re Future of Battle Creek
Box   3  
September 16: re harmful newspapers
Box   3  
October 12: re narcotics
 
 1910

[3-14]

Box   3  
 Undated "The Prodigal's Return"
Box   3  
January: "The Churches and the Labor Trust"
Box   3  
January 20: Address to the Association of American Advertisers"
Box   3  
January 31: "An Advertiser's Duty to the Public"
Box   3  
March 20: "'Punishing' Battle Creek The Paid Agents of the Labor Trust are Making Good Their Threat:
Box   3  
June 29: re personal experience in advertising
Box   3  
July 1: "The Reason of Postum"
Box   3  
September 7: re Politicians pandering to unions
 
 1911

[3-15]

Box   3  
August 5: "Property Rights"
Box   3  
August 31: "To Railroad Men"
Box   3  
October 5: re Farmers and labor unions
Box   3  
December 11: Open letter to Samuel Gompers
 
 1912

[3-16]

Box   3  
Undated: re operation of sanitarium
Box   3  
Undated: re attraction of Battle Creek for workers
Box   3  
Undated: "Folk Songs"
Box   3  
Undated: re Tyranny of labor unions
Box   3  
Undated: Comments do press humorists
 
 1913

[3-17]

Box   3  
Undated: "The Blending of Art with Commerce"
Box   3  
Undated: "A Pathway to Peace"
Box   3  
March 18: "A Hill of Roses"
Box   3  
March 18: "No More Rations, Putting the Mob Makers on Short Feed"
Box   3  
May 22: A Peaceful Industrial Family"
Box   3  
June 10: "Inside History"
Box   3  
August 24: "Human Happiness"
Box   3  
September 29: Remarks at dinner in Post's honor
 
 Undated
 
A-E

[3-18]

Box   3  
" A Boycott"
Box   3  
"Reply to Boycott: A Bit of Straight Talk to Unions"
Box   3  
"Result of Boycott"
Box   3  
"Challenges Chicago Federation of Labor"
Box   3  
"Controlled by Citizens; Both Labor and Capital Trusts Must be Governed by the People"
Box   3  
"Counter Movements to Political Programme of Organized Labor"
Box   3  
"Don't Weep at the Ice House"
Box   3  
"Eight Hour Day" (2 speeches)
Box   3  
"Equality Thieves"
 
F-M

[3-19]

Box   3  
"Free Riot" 'Laws'"
Box   3  
"Grievances"
Box   3  
"Industrial Investment vs. Stock Speculation"
Box   3  
"The Labor Trust"
Box   3  
"Labor Trust Responsible for Panic"
Box   3  
"Labor Unions vs. Farmers Opposing Interests"
Box   3  
"A Letter to the President"
Box   3  
"Levelers, The Mission of Whiskey, Tobacco and Coffee"
Box   3  
"Local Option"
Box   3  
"Look Under It"
Box   3  
" A Message of Peace"
Box   3  
"Mollycoddling by Congressmen" of unions"
 
N-P

[3-20]

Box   3  
National Association of Manufacturers (address before)
Box   3  
"A Newspaper's responsibility to the Public"
Box   3  
"Not for the Sleepy"
Box   3  
"On Man"
Box   3  
"Parasites"
Box   3  
"Property Rights"
Box   3  
"The Preliminary Training of an Advertiser"
Box   3  
"Prosperity Makers vs. Wreckers"
Box   3  
"Pull off the Cover"
 
Q-Z

[3-21]

Box   3  
"The Real Voting Power Held by the Citizens and Not by the Trusts"
Box   3  
"Reasons Why"
Box   3  
"The Second Man"
Box   3  
"A Simple Tale of a Town"
Box   3  
"Sketch of Uncle Sam in Speakers Chair in House of Congress"
Box   3  
"Some of the Tales Told at the Postum Family Supper"
Box   3  
"A Square Deal to Both Sides"
Box   3  
"Story of the Shoemakers. A Fireside Tale"
Box   3  
"Strike Rights of Employers and Employees"
Box   3  
"Taxes"
Box   3  
"There Was a Little Man"
Box   3  
"They Do Things"
Box   3  
"To the Working Men of Chicago"
Box   3  
"Whacks and What They Mean"
Box   3  
"Words of a Statesman"
Box   3  
Road to Wellville (selection of advertising copy put together and reissued in 1926)

[3-22]

 
Untitled
Box   3  
untitled

[3-23; etc. to 3-27]

Box   3  
"Letters to the Editor"

[3-28]

 
Letterbooks and scrapbooks [series]
Box   5  
Letterbooks
Box   5  
 1889-1890
Box   5  
 1895-1899

(original and photocopy)

 
Personal scrapbooks
Box   5  
 1902-1903
Box   5  
 1904-1905
Box   6  
 1906-1908
Box   6  
Business scrapbook  1902-1908
Box   6  
Scrapbook  1903-1904

(largely concerning conventions of the National Association of Manufacturers, labor disputes)

Box   6  
Scrapbook  1902-1906

(largely concerning Post check currency)

Box   7  
Scrapbook  1905-1912
Box   8  
Scrapbook
Box   8  
 1907-1913
Oversize Volume   1  
 1911-1915
 
Ledgers and Journals  1906-1921 [series]
 
Journal Entry Record Book
Oversize Volume   42  
 October 1908-January 1910

[42]

[special location: B 302/5]

Oversize Volume   43  
 February 1910-April 1911

[43]

[special location: B 302/5]

Oversize Volume   44  
 April 1911-June 1912

[44]

[special location: B 302/6]

Oversize Volume   45  
 July 1912-May 1914

[45]

[special location: B 302/6]

Oversize Volume   46  
 May 1913-May 1914

[46]

[special location: B 302/7]

Oversize Volume   47  
 May 1914-December 1918

[47]

[special location: B 302/8]

Oversize Volume   48  
 December 1918-September 1920

[48]

[special location: B 302/9]

 
Personal Journal (financial)
Oversize Volume   49  
 October 1904-May 1906

[49]

[special location: B 302/9]

Oversize Volume   50  
 May 1906-September 1907

[50]

[special location: B 302/9]

Oversize Volume   51  
 September 1907-November 1907

[51]

[special location: B 302/9]

Oversize Volume   52  
 November 1907-May 1908

[52]

[special location: B 302/10]

Oversize Volume   53  
 May 1908-September 1908

[53]

[special location: B 302/10]

 
Ledger (accounts receivable and payable)
Oversize Volume   54  
 October 1908-October 1911

[54]

[special location: B 302/7]

Oversize Volume   55  
 October 1911-April 1913

[55]

[special location: B 302/7]

Oversize Volume   56  
 April 1913-May 1914

[56]

[special location: B 302/8]

Oversize Volume   57  
 May 1914-1920

[57]

[special location: B 302/8]

 
Ledger (investments)
Oversize Volume   58  
 October 1908-August 1912

[58]

[special location: B 302/10]

Oversize Volume   59  
 August 1912-1921

[59]

[special location: B 302/10]

 
Ledger (earnings and expenses)
Oversize Volume   60  
 October 1908-April 1913

[60]

[special location: B 302/11]

Oversize Volume   61  
 April 1913-1920

[61]

[special location: B 302/11]

 
General Ledger
Oversize Volume   62  
 April 1907-October 1908

[62]

[special location: B 302/11]

 
Stock Register
Oversize Volume   63  
 circa 1909-1915

[63]

[special location: B 302/11]

 
Bond Register
Oversize Volume   64  
 circa 1902-1913

[64]

[special location: B 302/11]

 
Real Estate Rentals
Oversize Volume   65  
 circa 1904-1906

[65]

[special location: B 302/12]

 
Ledger (construction projects)
Oversize Volume   66  
3-E

[66]

[special location: B 302/12]

Oversize Volume   67  
4-E

[67]

[special location: B 302/12]

 
Ledger (loans)
Oversize Volume   68  
 1905-1911

[68]

[special location: B 302/12]

Oversize Volume   69  
 1911-1916

[69]

[special location: B 302/13]

 
Ledger (rents)
Oversize Volume   70  
 1908-1914

[70]

[special location: B 302/13]

 
Ledger (miscellaneous)
Oversize Volume   71  
Bonds, real estate, loans, stocks, etc.  circa 1902-1909

[71]

[special location: B 302/13]

 
Marjorie M. Post [subgrp]

The papers of Marjorie Merriweather Post generally reflect the last years of her life, from approximately 1955 until her death. Consisting primarily of material about her collected by her staff, communications between various staff members regarding the inordinate amount of housekeeping necessary to maintain Post's various estates and lifestyle, and occasionally direct requests by the staff for Mrs. Post's opinion or orders, the papers tell more of Marjorie Post's lifestyle than they do of the woman herself. Much more interesting, but much less common, are documents created by Post herself, generally dating before 1955.

 
Correspondence [series]

The Marjorie Post series includes a small amount of correspondence with members of her father's and mother's family. There is also correspondence with E.F. Hutton, members of his family, and with Hutton's and Post's daughter, Dina Merrill. Most revealing is a file of intimate correspondence between Post and Joseph Davies. The documents are, however, purely personal, and although many date from the years of Davies' service as ambassador to the U.S.S.R., they are almost totally devoid of political commentary.

 
Letters of Joseph Davies to Marjorie Post

(formerly in scrapbooks, listing for each folder gives inclusive dates, page numbers and folder number)

Box   10  
 March-May 1935

[pages 1-10; folder 10-1]

Box   10  
 May-June 1935

[pages 11-20; folder 10-2]

Box   10  
 June-September 1935

[pages 21-30; folder 10-3]

Box   10  
 September 1935

[pages 31-40; folder 10-4]

Box   10  
 October-November 1935

[pages 34-50; folder 10-5]

Box   10  
 December 1935

[pages 51-60; folder 10-6]

Box   10  
 1935 undated January-May 1936

[pages 61-70; folder 10-7]

Box   10  
 May 1936

[pages 71-80; folder 10-8]

Box   10  
 May-December 1936

[pages 81-90; folder 10-9]

Box   10  
 January-July 1937

[pages 1-15; folder 10-10]

Box   10  
 July-October 1937

[pages 16-30; folder 10-11]

Box   10  
 October 1937

[pages 31-45; folder 10-12]

Box   10  
 October 1937

[pages 46-60; folder 10-13]

Box   10  
 October 1937

[pages 61-70; folder 10-14]

Box   10  
 October-November 1937

[pages 71-90; folder 10-15]

Box   10  
 November 1937

[pages 91-100; folder 10-16]

Box   10  
 November-December 1937

[pages 101-121; folder 10-17]

Box   10  
 January-April 1938

[pages 1-15; folder 10-18]

Box   10  
 June-October 1938

[pages 16-30; folder 10-19]

Box   10  
 October 1938

[pages 31-47; folder 10-20]

Box   10  
 October 1938

[pages 48-60; folder 10-21]

Box   10  
 October-November 1938

[pages 61-81; folder 10-22]

Box   10  
 January-June 1939

[pages 1-15; folder 10-23]

Box   10  
 June 1939

[pages 16-30; folder 10-24]

Box   10  
 June-July 1939

[pages 31-50; folder 10-25]

Box   10  
 July-September 1939

[pages 51-71; folder 10-26]

Box   10  
 September-October 1939

[pages 72-87; folder 10-27]

Box   10  
 October 1939

[pages 88-100; folder 10-28]

Box   10  
 October 1939

[pages 101-115; folder 10-29]

Box   11  
Letters of Joseph Davies to Marjorie Post
Box   11  
 October-November 1939

[pages 116-130; folder 11-1]

Box   11  
 November 1939

[pages 131-145; folder 11-2]

Box   11  
 November-December 1939

[pages 146-160; folder 11-3]

Box   11  
 December 1939-May 1940

[pages 161-185; folder 11-4]

Box   11  
 May-August 1940

[11-5]

Box   11  
 September-December 1940

[11-6]

Box   11  
 January-June 1941

[11-7]

Box   11  
 July 1941

[11-8]

Box   11  
 August-December 1941

[11-9]

Box   11  
 1942

[11-10]

Box   11  
 January-March 1943

[11-11]

Box   11  
 April-May 1943

[11-12]

Box   11  
 June-December 1943

[11-13]

Box   12  
Letters of Joseph Davies to Marjorie Post
 
Cables and telegrams
Box   12  
 Undated

[12-1]

Box   12  
 September 1946-September 1949

[12-2]

 
Cards
Box   12  
 Undated

[12-3; 12-4]

 
Letters
Box   12  
 Undated

[12-5]

Box   12  
 July 1947

[12-6]

Box   12  
 October-December 1947

[12-7]

Box   12  
 1948

[12-8]

Box   12  
 January-May 1949

[12-9]

Box   12  
 June 1949

[12-10]

Box   12  
 July 1949

[12-11]

Box   12  
 August-December 1949

[12-12]

Box   12  
 January-June 1950

[12-13]

Box   12  
 July-December 1950

[12-14]

Box   12  
 January-April 1951

[12-15]

Box   12  
 May 1951

[12-16]

Box   12  
 June-December 1951

[12-17]

Box   12  
 1952-1954

[12-18]

 
Letters of Marjorie M. Post to Joseph E. Davies
 
Letters
Box   12  
 Undated

[12-19; etc. to 12-22]

Box   12  
 January-April 1935

[12-23]

Box   12  
 May 1935

[12-24]

Box   12  
 June-July 1935

[12-25]

Box   12  
 August 1935

[12-26]

Box   12  
 September-December 1935

[12-27]

Box   12  
 1939-1940

[12-28]

Box   12  
Notes from Joseph E. Davies to Marjorie M. Post ("Little Love Notes").  undated

[12-9]

 
Personal correspondence
Box   13  
 Undated

[13-1, etc. to 13-3]

Box   13  
 1916-June 1918

[13-4]

Box   13  
 July 1918-1919

[13-5]

Box   13  
 1921-1926

[13-6]

Box   13  
 1927

[13-7]

Box   13  
 1928

[13-8]

Box   13  
 1932-1933

[13-9]

Box   13  
 1934-1938

[13-10]

Box   13  
 January-June 1939

[13-11]

Box   13  
 July-December 1939

[13-12]

Box   13  
 1940-1942

[13-13]

 
Letters of condolences on mother's death
Box   13  
 Undated

[13-14, etc. to 13-16]

Box   13  
 October 22, 1912

[13-17]

Box   13  
 October 23, 1912

[13-18]

Box   13  
 October 24, 1912

[13-19]

Box   13  
 October 25-31, 1912

[13-20]

Box   13  
 November 1-11, 1912

[13-21]

Box   13  
 November 12, 1912-February 9, 1913

[13-22]

 
Letters of condolences on father's death
Box   13  
 Undated

[13-23, etc. to 13-25]

Box   13  
 May 9-11, 1914,  Undated

[13-26]

Box   13  
 May 12-15, 1914

[13-27]

Box   13  
 May 16-24, 1914

[13-28]

Box   13  
 May 25-June 26, 1914

[13-29]

 
Letters from Mrs. Carroll L. Post
Box   13  
 1907-1923

[13-30]

Box   13  
 1924-1928

[13-31]

 
Letters to Mrs. Carroll L. Post
Box   13  
 Undated

[13-32]

Box   13  
 1899-1901

[13-33]

 
Letters from and about C. Rollins Post
Box   13  
 1916-1918

[13-34]

 
Letters from C.W. Post
Box   13  
 1902-1909

[13-35]

Box   13  
Letters to and about Edward .B. Close

[13-36]

 
Alphabetical file [series]

The Alphabetical File includes correspondence, reports and other material relating to Marjorie Posts social life and philanthropic activities.

Box   14  
A (miscellaneous)

[14-1, etc. to 14-4]

Box   14  
Altgelt, Mrs. Woodward Wilson

[14-5]

Box   14  
American Association of University Women

[14-6]

Box   14  
American Committee to Preserve Abu Simbel

[14-7]

Box   14  
American Field Service

[14-8; 14-9]

Box   14  
American Historical Society, re publication of Encyclopedia of American Biography

[14-10]

Box   14  
American Red Cross

[14-11]

Box   14  
American Symphony Orchestra League

[14-12]

Box   14  
American University

[14-13]

Box   14  
Army-Navy Club

[14-14]

Box   14  
Aubusson Rug

[14-15]

Box   14  
Ault, Clyde (property manager)

[14-16]

Box   14  
B (miscellaneous)

[14-17, etc. to 14-20]

Box   14  
Barkley, Alben

[14-21]

Box   14  
Barwig, Franz (sculptor)

[14-22, etc. to 14-26]

Box   14  
Battle Creek Enquirer re article about MMP

[14-27]

Box   14  
Battle Creek High School visit to Washington, 1963

[14-28; 14-29]

Box   14  
Battle Creek (letters from)

[14-30]

Box   14  
Battle Creek (National Symphony visit, 1965)

[14-31]

Box   14  
Battle Creek (dedication of C.W. Post Field, 1961)

[14-32; 14-33]

Box   14  
Battle Creek (Post Tavern art works)

[14-34]

Box   14  
Bavaria, Duke and Duchess of

[14-35]

Box   14  
Belgium

[14-36]

Box   14  
Benefits held at Hillwood

[14-37]

Box   14  
Birley, Sir Oswald and Lady

[14-38, etc. to 14-41]

Box   15  
Bitetto, Princess Cito di

[15-1]

Box   15  
Blair-Lee House

[15-2]

Box   15  
Blake, Theodore (architect)

[15-3]

Box   15  
Blind (associations for the)

[15-4]

Box   15  
"Boulders" (Greenwich, Conn. home)

[15-5]

Box   15  
Boy Scouts of America

[15-6, etc. to 5-9]

Box   15  
Brabourne, Lady Doreen

[15-10, etc. to 15-12]

Box   15  
Broun, Rahel

[15-13]

Box   15  
Buchanan, Hon. Wiley

[15-14]

Box   15  
Bucknell University

[15-15]

Box   15  
Bulman, Orville

[15-16]

Box   15  
Burke, Billie

[15-17, etc. to 15-21]

Box   15  
C (miscellaneous)

[15-22, etc. to 15-25]

Box   15  
Cangero family

[15-26]

Box   15  
Cantacuzene, Princess Julia

[15-27]

Box   15  
Carmichael, Leonard

[15-28]

Box   15  
Cemeteries (miscellaneous)

[15-29]

Box   15  
Cemetery (Springfield, Illinois)

[15-30]

Box   15  
Cemetery (Cornwall, Vermont)

[15-31]

Box   15  
Chandor, Mrs. Douglas

[15-32]

Box   15  
Chester, Colby, Jr.

[15-33]

Box   15  
Chile, Embassy of

[15-34]

Box   15  
Christian Science

[15-35]

Box   15  
Clifford, Sir Bede and Lady

[15-36, etc. to 15-38]

Box   16  
Close, Adelaide

[16-1]

Box   16  
Close, Eleanore

[16-2]

Box   16  
Close, Marjorie

[16-3]

Box   16  
Coat of Arms (Merriweather Post)

[16-4]

Box   16  
Coles, Mrs. Marvin

[16-5]

Box   16  
Columbia, Maryland (Merriweather Post Pavilion of Music)

[16-6]

Box   16  
Columbia University

[16-7]

Box   16  
Columbia University tape recording data

[no folder number]

Box   16  
Congressional Record

[16-8]

Box   16  
D (miscellaneous)

[16-9]

Box   16  
Davies, Joseph (appointment to Russia)

[16-10]

Box   16  
Davies, Joseph (General)

[16-11, etc. to 16-13]

Box   16  
DeFels, Countess Andre

[16-14]

Box   16  
DeMammos, Mrs. Ronald

[16-15]

Box   16  
Depression (Feeding stations)

[16-16]

Box   16  
Dignitaries

[16-17, etc. to 16-19]

Box   16  
Diplomatic Assistance Committee

[16-20]

Box   16  
Distinguished Women of Washington

[16-21]

Box   16  
Ditzen, Dr. Lowell R.

[16-22]

Box   16  
Dover Publications (C.W. Post portrait)

[16-23]

Box   16  
Dudley, Henry A.

[16-24]

Box   16  
Dunlop Photographers

[16-25, etc. to 16-27]

Box   16  
Durant, Tim

[16-28]

Box   16  
E (miscellaneous)

[16-29]

Box   16  
Eisenhower, President and Mrs.

[16-30]

Box   16  
Elliott, Maxine

[16-31]

Box   16  
Encyclopedia of American Biography

[16-32]

Box   16  
English-speaking Union

[16-33]

Box   16  
Eriksson, Capt. Evert

[16-34]

Box   16  
Evans, R.B. Wilson (British American Society)

[16-35]

Box   16  
F (miscellaneous)

[16-36; 16-37]

Box   16  
Face Creams

[16-38]

Box   16  
Family (financial)

[16-39]

Box   16  
Fan letters

[16-40, etc. to 16-42]

Box   16  
Fish protein cookies

[16-43]

Box   17  
Florida Board of Control (Mar-A-Lago)

[17-1]

Box   17  
Florida (Honorary citizenship)

[17-2]

Box   17  
Folsom, Merrill

[17-3]

Box   17  
Fox, Virgil

[17-4]

Box   17  
France, Embassy of

[17-5]

Box   17  
France (Salute to)

[17-6]

Box   17  
Friendship House benefit, 1964

[17-7]

Box   17  
Fry, Marshall

[17-8]

Box   17  
Fulton, James

[17-9]

Box   17  
Furniture

[17-10]

Box   17  
G (miscellaneous)

[17-11]

Box   17  
Gardner, Mrs. John J.

[17-12]

Box   17  
Girl Scouts

[17-13]

Box   17  
General Foods Corporation

[17-14, etc. to 17-22]

Box   17  
Greece, Embassy of

[17-23]

Box   17  
Greek Relief Fund

[17-24]

Box   17  
Griffin, James B.

[17-25]

Box   17  
Gruver (Edward F.) Co.

[17-26]

Box   17  
H (miscellaneous)

[17-27; 17-28]

Box   17  
Harper Method (hair treatment)

[17-29]

Box   17  
Hereditary Societies

[17-30, etc. to 17-32]

Box   17  
Hillwood (Flagstaff dedication)

[17-33; 17-34]

Box   17  
Hillwood (Friendship Walk)

[17-35]

Box   17  
Hillwood (Gardens booklet)

[17-36]

Box   17  
Hillwood (Food costs)

[17-37]

Box   18  
Hillwood (Tea lists)

[18-1]

Box   18  
Hillwood (origin)

[18-2]

Box   18  
Hillwood (adjoining lands)

[18-3]

Box   18  
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

[18-4]

Box   18  
Hoxie, R. Gordon

[18-5]

Box   18  
Humphrey, Hubert H.

[18-6]

 
Hutton
Box   18  
Barbara Hutton

[18-7; 18-8]

Box   18  
Nedenia Hutton

[18-9]

Box   18  
E.F. and Marjorie Post Hutton 1920s; 1930s

[18-10, etc. to 18-22]

Box   18  
I (miscellaneous)

[18-23]

Box   18  
India, Embassy of

[18-24]

Box   18  
International Club of Washington, D.C.

[18-25]

Box   18  
Italy, Embassy of

[18-26]

Box   18  
J (miscellaneous)

[18-27]

Box   18  
James, Charles

[18-28]

Box   18  
Japan, Embassy of

[18-29]

Box   18  
Jewels

[18-30]

Box   18  
Johanson, Carlton A. and Jane

[18-31; 18-32]

Box   18  
Johnson, Mrs. Lyndon

[18-33]

Box   18  
Jonsson, Ambassador Ake

[18-34]

Box   18  
K (miscellaneous)

[18-35]

Box   19  
Kawananakoa, Princess

[19-1]

Box   19  
Keenan, Thomas S. and James G. Keenan

[19-2]

Box   19  
Kennedy family

[19-3]

Box   19  
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

[19-4, etc. to 19-8]

Box   19  
Knights of the Garter

[19-9]

Box   19  
Knights of Malta

[19-10]

Box   19  
Knotts, Judge James

[19-11; 19-12]

Box   19  
Korth, Fred

[19-13, etc. to 19-15]

Box   19  
Kuruso, Madame and family

[19-16]

Box   19  
L (miscellaneous)

[19-17]

Box   19  
Lane, Miss Marguerite

[19-18]

Box   19  
LaPierre, Mrs. Guy

[19-19]

Box   19  
Legion of Honor Presentation

[19-20]

Box   19  
Life Magazine (proposed story)

[19-21]

Box   19  
Lincoln Memorial

[19-22]

Box   19  
Logan, John A. and Polly

[19-23]

Box   19  
Loy, Earl

[19-24]

Box   19  
Luxembourg

[19-25]

Box   19  
Mc (miscellaneous)

[19-26]

Box   19  
McAuliffe, General A.C.

[19-27]

Box   19  
M (miscellaneous)

[19-28, etc. to 19-30]

Box   19  
Major, Nettie

[19-31, etc. to 19-38]

Box   20  
Marine Corps League

[20-1]

Box   20  
Marshall, Mrs. George C.

[20-2]

Box   20  
Marston, Hunter

[20-3]

Box   20  
Matsas, Helene

[20-4]

Box   20  
May, Herbert (wedding)

[20-5]

Box   20  
May, Herbert

[20-6, etc. to 20-10]

Box   20  
Merriweather family (genealogical)

[20-11]

Box   20  
Modig, Gus

[20-12]

Box   20  
Montgomery, Kenneth F.

[20-13]

Box   20  
Morrow, William L.

[20-14]

Box   20  
Moffat, Margaret

[20-15]

Box   20  
Mount Vernon Guard

[20-16]

Box   20  
Mount Vernon Seminary, Washington, D.C.

[20-17, etc. to 20-21]

Box   20  
Mount Vernon Seminary, Pittsburgh

[20-22]

Box   20  
Murray, Arthur (dance studios)

[20-23]

Box   20  
N (miscellaneous)

[20-24]

Box   20  
National Conference of Christians and Jews

[20-25]

Box   20  
National Cyclopedia of American Biography

[20-26]

Box   20  
National Federation of Music Clubs

[20-27]

Box   20  
National Gallery of Art

[20-28]

Box   20  
National Geographic Society

[20-29]

Box   20  
National Institute of Social Sciences

[20-30]

Box   20  
National Savings and Trust Company

[20-31]

Box   20  
National Society of Arts and Letters

[20-32]

Box   20  
National Society of Interior Designers

[20-33]

Box   20  
National Symphony Orchestra

[20-34, etc. to 20-39]

Box   21  
National Symphony Orchestra

[21-1, etc. to 21-4]

Box   21  
National Trust for Historic Preservation

[21-5]

Box   21  
Needle and Bobbin Club

[21-6]

Box   21  
Nerinex, Ida

[21-7]

Box   21  
Netherlands, Embassy of

[21-8]

Box   21  
Newbern, Dr. Walter

[21-9]

Box   21  
Niculescu, Katherine Ross

[21-10]

Box   21  
Nine O'clocks of New York

[21-11]

Box   21  
Nixon, President and Mrs. Richard M.

[21-12]

Box   21  
Norton, Myra

[21-13]

Box   21  
Norway, Crown Prince of

[21-14]

Box   21  
Norway, King of (Haakan)

[21-15]

Box   21  
O (miscellaneous)

[21-16]

Box   21  
Obolensky, Serge

[21-17]

Box   21  
Oliver, John

[21-18]

Box   21  
Opera Society of Washington

[21-19]

Box   21  
P (miscellaneous)

[21-20; 21-21]

Box   21  
Perkins, Daniels and McCormack (law firm)

[21-22]

Box   21  
Philanthropies

[21-23; etc. to 21-37]

Box   21  
Hotel Pierre Apartment

[21-38, etc. to 21-41]

Box   21  
Pittsburgh "Rosewall"

[21-42]

Box   21  
Portugal, Embassy of

[21-43]

Box   21  
Post book plate

[21-44]

Box   21  
Post (Carrie Post King's Daughters' Home for Women)

[21-45]

Box   21  
Post, Carroll L.

[21-46]

Box   21  
Post, Carroll L. (monument)

[21-47]

Box   22  
Post, C.W.

[22-1]

Box   22  
Post (C.W.) Collection, Battle Creek

[22-2]

Box   22  
Post, Charles W. (son of John H. Post)

[22-3; 22-4]

Box   22  
Post, Fammie

[22-5]

Box   22  
Post Foundation

[22-6]

 
Post, Marjorie Merriweather
Box   22  
Biographical

[22-7]

Box   22  
Biographical (requests)

[22-8]

Box   22  
Birthdays

[22-9, etc. to 22-17]

Box   22  
Citations and awards

[22-18, etc. to 22-24]

Box   22  
Correspondence

[22-25; 22-26]

Box   22  
Confidential

[22-27]

Box   22  
Court presentation

[22-28]

Box   22  
Death preparations

[22-29, etc. to 22-31]

Box   22  
Debut party for Diane Hull

[22-32]

Box   22  
Donations of furnishings

[22-33, etc. to 22-38]

Box   22  
Membership cards

[22-39]

Box   22  
Music

[22-40]

Box   22  
Oral history re her father C.W. Post

[22-41]

Box   22  
Portraits

[22-42]

Box   22  
Publications

[22-43]

Box   22  
Speeches

[22-44]

Box   23  
Wedding June 18, 1958, to Herbert May

[23-1]

Box   23  
Post City, Texas

[23-2, etc. to 23-11]

Box   23  
C.W. Post College

[23-12, etc. to 23-26]

Box   23  
Post-Montgomery, Texas

[23-27]

Box   23  
Post, Russell B.

[23-28]

Box   23  
"Prophecies of the Pyramids"

[23-29]

Box   23  
Q (miscellaneous)

[23-30]

Box   24  
R (miscellaneous)

[24-1]

Box   24  
Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. Gene

[24-2]

Box   24  
Reid, Whitelaw and Ogden Reid

[24-3]

Box   24  
Reynick, Mrs. Henry F.

[24-4]

Box   24  
Roosevelt, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt

[24-5]

Box   24  
Ross, Marvin C.

[24-6]

Box   24  
Rosso, Frances

[24-7]

Box   24  
Rumbough, David

[24-8]

Box   24  
Rumbough, Nina

[24-9]

Box   24  
Russell, Edward H.

[24-10]

Box   24  
Russia, Embassy of

[24-11]

Box   24  
Russian War Relief (World War II)

[24-12]

Box   24  
S (miscellaneous)

[24-13; 24-14]

Box   24  
Salisbury, Frank O.

[24-15; 24-16]

Box   24  
Salvation Army

[24-17]

Box   24  
Saud, King of Arabia

[24-18]

Box   24  
Scampi (pet dog)

[24-19]

Box   24  
Schwartz, Bernard

[24-20]

Box   24  
Shakespeare Summer Festival

[24-21]

Box   24  
Sibley family

[24-22, etc. to 24-29]

Box   24  
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, C.W. Post College

[24-30, etc. to 24-32]

Box   24  
Sigma Alpha Theta sorority, C.W. Post College

[24-33; 24-34]

Box   25  
Sloanaker, Hiram L.

[25-1]

Box   25  
Smith, Douglas

[25-2]

Box   25  
Smithsonian

[25-3; 25-4]

Box   25  
Society of Cincinnati

[25-5]

Box   25  
South Plains College, Levelland, Texas

[25-6]

Box   25  
Spain, Embassy of

[25-7]

Box   25  
State Department (Fine Arts Committee)

[25-8]

Box   25  
Stoney, Mrs. Theodore

[25-9]

Box   25  
Stotesbury

[25-10]

Box   25  
Sulgrave Club

[25-11]

Box   25  
Sutton Place, Surrey, England

[25-12]

Box   25  
Sweden

[25-13]

Box   25  
Sylvia, Marguerita

[25-14]

Box   25  
Syme, Jane

[25-15]

Box   25  
T (miscellaneous)

[25-16]

Box   25  
Texas

[25-17]

Box   25  
Thayer, Mollie

[25-18]

Box   25  
Thode, Mrs. John F.

[25-19]

Box   25  
Time Magazine,  February 1967

[25-20]

Box   25  
Town and Country Magazine

[25-21; 25-22]

Box   25  
Traveler's Aid Benefit  1965

[25-23]

 
Travels
Box   25  
South American Cruise  1948,  1950

[25-24]

Box   25  
European trip  1950

[25-25]

Box   25  
Coronation trip to England  1953

[25-26]

Box   25  
European trip  1954

[25-27]

Box   25  
North Cape cruise  1958

[25-28]

Box   25  
Miscellaneous  1958

[25-29]

Box   25  
European trip  1960-1961

[25-30]

Box   25  
Mediterranean cruise  1964

[25-31]

Box   25  
Spain and Portugal,  1966-1967

[25-32]

Box   25  
Italy (Ischia), (cancelled)  1970

[25-33]

Box   25  
Gripsholm (Christmas cruise),  1970

[25-34]

Box   25  
Homestead, Hot Springs, Va.,  1972

[25-35]

Box   25  
Trudeau family

[25-36]

Box   25  
Truman, Harry S and Bess Truman

[25-37]

Box   25  
Turkey, Embassy of

[25-38]

Box   25  
Tydings, Eleanor

[25-39, etc. to 25-43]

Box   25  
Tydings family

[25-44]

Box   26  
U (miscellaneous)

[26-1]

Box   26  
United States Committee for the United Nations

[26-2]

Box   26  
United States Naval Academy

[26-3]

Box   26  
Urbar, Mary

[26-4]

Box   26  
V (miscellaneous)

[26-5]

Box   26  
VanZandt family

[26-6]

Box   26  
Variety Club, Pittsburgh

[26-7]

Box   26  
Vietnam Veterans Partys

[26-8, etc. to 26-14]

Box   26  
Vogel, Frances

[26-15]

Box   26  
Voight, Margaret

[26-16]

Box   26  
W (miscellaneous)

[26-17; 26-18]

Box   26  
Walker, Una

[26-19]

Box   26  
Watson, Roy and Katherine Watson

[26-20]

Box   26  
Wennergren Axel, Mr. and Mrs.

[26-21]

Box   26  
Whalen, Grover

[26-22]

Box   26  
Whilar, Milton J.

[26-23]

Box   26  
White, Anne

[26-24]

Box   26  
Whitney, Eleanor

[26-25]

Box   26  
Who's Who

[26-26]

Box   26  
Williamsburg, Virginia

[26-27]

Box   26  
Windsor, Duke and Duchess

[26-28]

Box   26  
Winston, Harry Inc.

[26-29]

Box   26  
Woman's National Democratic Club

[26-30]

Box   26  
Wood, William R.

[26-31]

Box   26  
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation, Inc.

[26-32]

Box   26  
World Nobility and Peerage

[26-33]

Box   26  
Wright, Suzanne

[26-34]

Box   26  
X,Y, Z (miscellaneous)

[26-35]

Box   26  
Yacht charter, proposed

[26-36]

 
Residences [series]

The Residences series includes information on the acquisition, construction and remodeling, maintenance and use of Marjorie Post's estates and apartments.

Box   26  
Sheraton East (New York apartment)
Box   26  
2 East 92nd Street, New York
Box   26  
Rosalyn, Long Island, New York (including material on its sale to Long Island University)
Box   27  
Tregaron, Washington, D.C.
Box   27  
Camp Topridge (in the Adirondacks, New York state)
Box   28  
Mar-A-Lago (Palm Beach, Florida)
Box   29  
Mar-A-Lago (Palm Beach, Florida)

(continued)

Box   30  
Mar-A-Lago (Palm Beach, Florida)

(continued)

 
Means of transport [series]

The Means of Transport series includes information on the various airplanes, yachts and luxury automobiles owned by Post and her husbands.

Box   30  
Automobiles and baggage car
Box   30  
Airplanes (largely concerning the Merriweather)
Box   31  
Yacht (concerning the Sea Cloud)
 
Clippings and Miscellaneous [series]

The Clippings and Miscellaneous subseries includes copies of a LIFE magazine profile of Marjorie Post and the extensive correspondence it generated, along with numerous other newspaper and magazine clippings in which Post is mentioned. Also included are various citations and awards presented to Post, obituaries, and several scrapbooks relating to John Davies diplomatic career and Post involvement with the Emergency Unemployment Relief Committee Campaign of 1932.

Box   32  
Life Magazine article on Marjorie M. Post,  1965
 
Letters received in response to Life Magazine article

[arranged alphabetically by state]

Box   32  
Alabama-Pennsylvania
Box   33  
Rhode Island-Wyoming
Box   33  
Foreign letters

[arranged alphabetically by country]

Box   33  
Magazine articles containing references to Marjorie M. Post
Box   34  
Newspaper clippings re Marjorie M. Post
Box   34  
Programs and other published memorabilia
Box   35  
Funeral material
Box   35  
Obituaries and other articles upon death
Box   36  
Citations, honorary degrees, and tributes
Box   36  
Examples of dinner guest lists
Box   36  
Original proposal for disposition of Mar-A-Lago to the state of Florida
Box   36  
Birthday greetings
Box   37  
Scrapbooks concerning diplomatic career of Joseph Davies (2 volumes)
Box   38  
Scrapbooks concerning diplomatic career of Joseph Davies (3 volumes)
Box   39  
C.W. Post College
Box   39  
Emergency Unemployment Relief Committee Campaign  1932 (3 volumes)
Box   39  
Post Theatre Opening  1902
Box   39  
Blair House Fine Arts Committee
Box   39  
Post Company Band
Box   39  
C.W. Post Field, Battle Creek
Box   39  
Post Golden Jubilee, Post, Texas
Box   39  
Harry R. Davidson's trip to Russia  1964
Box   40  
Music for Young America
Box   40  
Lord Duveen's Instruction in Art for Marjorie M. Post
Box   40  
Baby and early school books
Box   41  
"Boulders" account book  1909
Box   41  
Mission to Moscow (autographed by cast film)
Box   41  
C.W. Post; The Hour and the Man
Box   41  
Card indexes to C.W. Post and M.M. Post papers (compiled by L. Majors)
 
Post family materials [series]

The Post family materials includes some correspondence with and biographical and genealogical information about various members of the Post family

Box   42  
Truman Post
Box   42  
C. Rollin Post
Box   42  
Carrie Post
Box   43  
Ella Post
Box   43  
Carroll Lathrop Post
Box   43  
Genealogical and related material
Box   43  
Post City, Texas
Box   44  
Microfilm copies of selective portions of C.W. Post and Marjorie M. Post
 
Nettie Major-Sayles Accession  1983 [series]

The Nettie Major-Sayles subseries is comprised of material created or collected by Major-Sayles in preparation of a biography of Post.

Box   47  
Biographies
Box   47  
C.W. Post
Box   47  
Marjorie Meriweather Post
Box   47  
Others
 
Correspondence
Box   47  
General  1961-1975
Box   47  
Bentley Historical Library,  1969-1981
Box   47  
Meyer Handelman,  1965-1971
 
Family history
Box   47  
Family Bibles
Box   47  
Genealogical research (2 folders)
Box   47  
Heraldry
 
Interviews
Box   47  
Interviews with Marjorie Meriweather Post (3 folders)
Box   47  
Interviews about Marjorie Meriweather Post
Box   47  
Newspaper clippings (5 folders)
 
Properties
Box   47  
Hillwood
Box   47  
Mar-A-Lago
Box   47  
Miscellaneous (2 folders)
 
Audio-recordings (tapes and phonorecords) of interviews with Marjorie M. Post and others [series] [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]

[STAFF USE ONLY; use cassette copies in box 50]

The audio recordings consist of interviews with Marjorie Post and others, mostly concerning the design, construction and maintenance of Post's residences and estates.

Box   48  
Dedication ceremonies at Post, Texas, 1957 September 17 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-1-1])
(On the subject of "C.W. Post, Man of Vision, Creative Imagination, and Courage." Begins with a speech by a Dr. Wiggins, remainder of the tape is a speech by unnamed female speaker.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   48  
Interview of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1962 February 19 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3.75)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-2-1-1])
(On the subject of Mar-A-Lago, Boulders, New York apartments, and Camp Topridge.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-2-1-2])
(On the subject of Mar-A-Lago, Boulders, New York apartments, and Camp Topridge.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   48  
Interview of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1962 March 17 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3.75)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-3-1])
(On the subject of New York house and apartments, Russia, etc. to Rosewall.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   48  
Interview of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1965 February (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3.75)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-4-1-1])
(On the subject of Palm Beach, Florida.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-4-1-2])
(On the subject of Palm Beach, Florida.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   48  
Interview of Hunter Marston, 1965 March (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-5-1])
(Judge Knott and Hunter Marston; on the subject of Palm Beach, Florida.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   48  
Interview of Charles Mortimer, 1965 August (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3.75)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-6-1])
(On the subject of Topridge.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   48  
Interview of Mr. Griffin, [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-7-1])
(On the subject of construction and furnishings of Marjorie Merriweather Post's Florida home.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   48  
Interview of Mr. Griffin, [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-8-1])
(On the subject of construction and furnishings of Marjorie Merriweather Post's Florida home.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   48  
Interview of Mr. Griffin, [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-9-1])
(On the subject of construction and furnishings of Marjorie Merriweather Post's Florida home.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   48  
Interview of Mr. Griffin, [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-10-1])
(On the subject of construction and furnishings of Marjorie Merriweather Post's Florida home.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   48  
Interview of Mr. Marston, [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-11-1])
(Part 1; On the subject of E.F. Hutton.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   48  
Interview of Mr. Marston, 1966 February 19 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-12-1])
(Part 2; On the subject of E.F. Hutton.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   48  
Interview of Mr. Marston, 1966 February 19 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85519-SR-13-1])
(Part 3; On the subject of E.F. Hutton.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   55  
Researcher use copies of interviews on reels in box 48
 
Visual Materials [series]

The Post Family Visual Materials series consists of seven linear feet of photographs and six oversize photograph albums, primarily collected by Marjorie Merriweather Post. Many of the photographs and albums illustrate the various Post homes, notably her first Palm Beach residence called "Hogarcito," "Mar-a-Lago," and Hillwood. Mrs. Post was the owner of extensive collections of paintings, decorative arts and jewelry, many of which appear in the photographs of her homes, especially Hillwood in Washington, her New York apartment, and Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. Her collection of Indian materials was located at "Tregaron" summer home on Lake St. Regis in New York State. Camp Topridge is also represented by albums.

Subjects covered by the photographs include the C.W. Post family, beginning with Charles Rollin Post, grandfather of the donor, the Postum Cereal Company, founded by C.W. Post, her life as wife of Ambassador Joseph Davies in Brussels, and various donations made to C.W. Post University in Long Island (located at Mrs. Post's former Roslyn, Long Island, home). There are also extensive albums and files on the Viscount airplane "Merriweather" and the Yacht "Hussah" (later called "Sea Cloud"). Painted and photographic portraits of Mrs. Post and her daughters, one of whom is the actress Dina Merrill, are included, and there are files and an album of Mrs. Post's wedding to her fourth husband, Herbert A. May, of Pittsburgh in 1958. Mrs. Post was a generous supporter of the Boy Scouts and the Red Cross, evidence of which also appears in the albums.

 
Photographs [subseries]
Box   49  
Airplane, Viscount, "Merriweather."
Box   49  
Box   49  
C.W. Post University
Box   49  
Entertainment [view selected images]
Box   49  
Entertainment, Battle Creek High School Washington Tour
Box   49  
Entertainment, Veterans, Hillwood, 1970
Box   49  
Family - Barzin, Eleanor Close
Box   49  
Family - Husbands, Daughters, Grandchildren
Box   49  
Family - Merrill, Dina
Box   49  
Family - Riggs, Adelaide Close
Box   49  
First Congregational Church, Fort Worth
Box   49  
Foreign Decorations
Box   49  
Jewelry and works of art (na 8959)
Box   49  
Kennedy Center Proposals
Box   49  
May, Herbert A.
Box   49  
May, Herbert A., Wedding to (see also albums)
Box   49  
Merriweather Family
Box   49  
Miscellaneous
Box   49  
Mount Vernon Seminary
Box   49  
Post, Caroline Lathrop (Mrs. C.R. Post)
Box   49  
Post, Carroll R., Gardens, California  1938
Box   49  
Post, Charles Rollin  1826-1919
 
Post, Charles William
Box   49  
Box   49  
Post, Charles William, Dedication of statue, Lubbock, Texas
Box   49  
Monuments, Battle Creek [view selected images]
Box   49  
Portraits
Box   49  
Rainmaking, Texas and Battle Creek (see also albums)
Box   49  
Post, Ella Merriweather (Mrs. C.W. Post)
 
Post, Marjorie Merriweather
Box   49  
childhood to marriage (copy photos) [view selected images]
Box   49  
adulthood
Box   49  
80th birthday, Washington, D.C.
Box   49  
Portraits - Bust
Box   49  
Portraits - Painted
Box   49  
Portraits - Painted, Chandor
Box   49  
Portraits, Photographic
Box   49  
Post City, Texas
Box   49  
Post Family (Crests heirlooms, graves, etc.)
Box   49  
Post Family, Coat of Arms
 
Postum Cereal Company
Box   49  
Personnel and Ads
Box   49  
Office Building and Art Collection
Box   49  
Officers
Box   49  
Red Cross Ball, Palm Beach  1967
 
Residences
Box   49  
Old Hillwood (Roslyn, Long Island) - Boxwoods
Box   49  
Hillwood, Washington, D.C.
Box   49  
Hillwood, Washington, D.C. - Dedication of flagpole
 
Mar-a-Lago
Box   49  
Air Conditioning Work
Box   49  
Barwig Sculptures  1960s
Box   49  
Barwig Sculptures, (Jim Griffin photos)  1972
Box   49  
Photos of E.F. Hutton Estate  1926

(copied from Columbia University, Butler Library, Joseph Urban collection)

Box   49  
Miscellaneous
Box   49  
New York Apartment. Hotel Pierre  1973
Box   49  
Rosewall, Pittsburgh
Box   49  
Topridge (Camp)
Box   49  
Tregaron
Box   49  
Yacht "Sea Cloud"
Box   49  
Yacht "Sea Cloud" - Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Guests
 
Photograph Albums [subseries]
 
General
Box   50  
Farewell Garden Party in honor of the British Ambassador and Viscountess of Halifax, "Tregaron," Washington, D.C.  May 6, 1946
Box   50  
Interior design and plans, airplane "The Merriweather," Turboprop Viscount Jet, 4 Rolls Royce Engines.
Box   50  
Marjorie Merriweather Post's gift of painting of U.S. Constitution to U.S. Naval Academy

[S.]

Box   50  
Yacht Hussar (1932/22 Trial Run Photos) - renamed Sea Cloud after divorce of Ed and Marjorie Hutton
 
Educational Institutions
Box   50  
Dedication and convocation, Merriweather Campus Long Island University,  September 26, 1965
Box   50  
Dedication Ceremonies, R. Gordon Hoxie Hall, Dr. Everett C. Jessup Health Center C.W. Post College,  September 21, 1962
Box   51  
Dedication Ceremonies, C.W. Post Athletic Field, Battle Creek, Michigan, November 3, 1961 (2 volumes)
Box   51  
C.W. Post College- Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Mrs. Post made honorary housemother),  1969
Box   51  
C.W. Post College- Sigma Alpha Epsilon (In State Latin Banquet ),  November, 1969
 
Family and Travel
Box   51  
Abroad,. Photo album abroad.  1904

"Coach and Four" trip through England by C.W. Post, Marjorie Post, Mrs. Carroll Post, Leila Young, Willis H. Post (cousin), wife and daughter Mary, 14 days

Box   51  
Family photos, snapshots, including first photos of Post City, Texas,  circa 1907-1915 [view selected images]
Box   52  
Album of photos Charles Rollin Post (grandfather of Marjorie Merriweather Post)
Box   52  
Travel Snap shots, England, France, Germany,. Also Pasadena home of C.W. Leila; Indian Reservation, Yosemite, etc.  1903-1905
Box   52  
Ella Merriweather Post Trip to Japan and China
Oversize Volume   77  
Trip Abroad, [special location: B 302/10]  1904

[special location: B 283/8]

[77]

Oversize Volume   72  
Cruise Around South America  1950

[special location: B 283/6]

[72]

Box   52  
Personal
Box   52  
Mrs. Post Presentations
Box   52  
Reception following marriage to Herbert May, at Rosewall (Pittsburgh) and Hillwood.  1958
Oversize Volume   75  
Marjorie Merriweather Post (to 1929)

[special location: B 283/8] [na 8417-na 8435]

[75]

Box   53  
Boy Scouts, South Plains Council, Lubbock, Texas,  1961
Box   53  
Hillwood flagpole presented to Marjorie Merriweather Post May on the occasion of her 75th birthday, March 15, 1962 (presentation ceremony October 20, 1962)
Box   53  
Ball in honor of Mrs. Joseph Edward Davies, American Legation, Luxembourg  July 2, 1954
Box   53  
American Embassy, Brussels  1938
 
Residences
Box   53  
"Hogarcito," first Palm Beach Residence (sold in 1927) (2 volumes)
Box   54  
Camp Topridge, Franklin County, New York (2 volumes)
Box   54  
Small album of Hillwood
Box   54  
Tregaron, McComb Street, Washington, D.C.  1942-1956
Box   54  
Album, of house at 2 East 92nd Street, and of house on Foxhall Road  1915-1922,  1940-1942
Box   54  
Marjorie and Joe Davies at Topridge
Box   54  
Album of Residences entitled "The Boulders, apartment of 375 Park Avenue and Auntie's House, Pasadena"x

[removed]

Box   54  
Mar-a-Lago (Historic American Buildings Survey)  1968
Oversize Volume   73  
Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida  1927

[special location: B 283/6] [na 8412-na 8416]

[73]

Oversize Volume   74  
Hillwood, Rosilyn Long Island

[special location: B 283/7]

[74]

Oversize Volume   76  
"The Boulders"

[special location: B 283/8]

[76]

 
Miscellaneous
Box   55  
Committee for a More Beautiful Capitol,  circa 1965
Box   55  
Life Magazine photos
Box   55  
Round and Square Dance  1954
Box   55  
International Red Cross Gala, Palm Beach
 
Film [subseries]
Box   55  
Garden Party, Washington, D.C., (also VHS copy)  1930s
Box   55  
(Hillwood introduction) (2 copies)

[Outsize]

 
Catalogues of Household furnishings and artwork [series]

The catalogues series consists of several sets of item listings of Post's art collections and household furnishings.

Box   56  
Household Catalogues 1-22
Box   56  
Russian Collection Catalogues 1-28
Box   57  
Catalogues of various small collection 29-45, 48, 62
Box   57  
Agenda to Russian collection Catalogues 46-47 (+ 2 unnumbered)
Box   57  
Hillwood Agenda 53,56,60,63,64,68,71
Box   57  
Camp Topridge Agenda 47, 52, 55, 58, 67, 78
Box   57  
Items owned by Smithsonian Institution (5 catalogues)
 
Scrapbooks [series]

(The number in square brackets is an item number assigned by the Bentley Library)

 
Unnumbered sequence
Oversize Volume   2  
 1898-circa 1913

[2]

Oversize Volume   3  
 1902-1903

[3]

Oversize Volume   4  
 1904-1905

[4]

Oversize Volume   5  
 circa 1912-1915

[5]

(memory book)

Oversize Volume   6  
 1913-1922

[6]

Oversize Volume   7  
 1912-1919

[7]

Oversize Volume   8  
 1914-1915

[8]

Oversize Volume   9  
 1919-1923

[9]

Oversize Volume   10  
 1926-1928

[10]

Oversize Volume   11  
 1926-1931

[11]

Oversize Volume   12  
 1932-1937

[12]

Oversize Volume   13  
 1937-1939

[13]

Oversize Volume   14  
 circa 1908

[14]

Oversize Volume   15  
re stage actresses

[15]

Oversize Volume   16  
 1964

[16]

(80th Birthday celebration)

Oversize Volume   17  
 1968

[17]

(Camp Post, Boy Scout Camp, Lake Merriweather)

Oversize Volume   18  
 1968

[18]

(Camp Post, Boy Scout Camp, Lake Merriweather)

(continued)

Oversize Volume   19  
 1968

[19]

(Red Cross Gala)

Oversize Volume   20  
 1968

[20]

(Post City, Texas, historical marker dedication)

Oversize Volume   21  
 1956

[21]

(Music for Young America)

Oversize Volume   22  
 1958

[22]

(Music for Young America)

Oversize Volume   23  
 1959

[23]

(Music for Young America)

 
Scrapbooks (numbered sequence)
Oversize Volume   24  
Vol. 1  1940-1941

[special location: B 285/5]

[24]

Oversize Volume   25  
Vol. 2  1941-1943

[special location: B 285/5]

[25]

Oversize Volume   26  
Vol. 3  1943-1944

[special location: B 285/6]

[26]

Oversize Volume   27  
Vol. 4  1944-1947

[special location: B 285/6]

[27]

Oversize Volume   28  
Vol. 5  1948-1950

[special location: B 285/7]

[28]

Oversize Volume   29  
Vol. 6  1950-1954

[special location: B 285/7]

[29]

Oversize Volume   30  
Vol. 7  1954-1955

[special location: B 285/8]

[30]

Oversize Volume   31  
Vol. 8  1956-1957

[special location: B 285/8]

[31]

Oversize Volume   32  
Vol. 9]  1958-1959

[special location: B 285/9

[32]

Oversize Volume   33  
Vol. 10  1960-1961

[special location: B 285/9]

[33]

Oversize Volume   34  
Vol. 11  1962

[special location: B 285/10]

[34]

Oversize Volume   35  
Vol. 12  1963

[special location: B 285/10]

[35]

Oversize Volume   36  
Vol. 13  1964-1965

[special location: B 285/11]

[36]

Oversize Volume   37  
Vol. 14  1965-1967

[special location: B 285/11]

[37]

Oversize Volume   38  
Vol. 15  1967-1968

[special location: B 285/12]

[38]

Oversize Volume   39  
Vol. 16  1969-1970

[special location: B 285/12]

[39]

Oversize Volume   40  
Vol. 17  1973

[special location: B 285/13]

[40]

Oversize Volume   41  
Vol. 18  1971-1972

[special location: B 285/13]

[41]