Frederick and Lilian Holt Peace Expedition Papers (1915-1917)
Summary Information
Title: Frederick and Lilian Holt Peace Expedition Papers
Creator: Holt, Frederick Holford, 1867-1929
Inclusive dates: 1915-1917
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet
Abstract:
Correspondence, photos, and other material of Detroit businessman Frederick Holt relating to his activities as a member of the Ford Peace Expedition in 1915, as the personal representative of Henry Ford and business manager for the Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation in 1916, and with the War Department Commission on Training Camp Activities, 1917, and the Playground and Recreation Association of America, 1917. Papers of his wife, Lilian (Silk) Holt (1869-1949), a women's suffragist and philanthropist, include a speech and correspondence, primarily about the Woman's Peace Party, 1915-1916. Among the correspondents are Henry Ford and Hungarian writer and feminist Rosika Schwimmer.
Call number: holtfl
Language: The material is in English.
Repository: University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center), Joseph A. Labadie Collection

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright has not been transferred to the Regents of the University of Michigan. Permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s).

Preferred Citation:

Frederick and Lilian Holt Peace Expedition Papers, University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center)

Collection History
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mrs. Holt, [1948?].

Processing Information:

Collection processed and finding aid created by KH/P. Daub.


Arrangement

The papers are divided into five series: the first three are mainly related to the Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation which grew out of the Peace Expedition, including Correspondence; Financial records, documents, photos, & clippings; and Conference proceedings, publications & miscellaneous essays. The fourth series concerns Holt's association with the Training Camp, Playground and Recreation Association, and the fifth consists of Lilian (Silk) Holt's Papers


Biography

Frederick Holford Holt (1867-1929) was a Detroit businessman who served in several capacities on behalf of Henry Ford at the Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation in Stockholm, 1916. His wife, Lilian (Silk) Holt (1869-1949), was head of the Michigan branch of the Woman's Peace Party. Both were part of the Ford Peace Expedition, 1915-16.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Holt Peace Papers are comprised of correspondence, papers, and photos relating to Frederick Holt's activities as a member of the Ford Peace Expedition, 1915; as the personal representative of Henry Ford and business manager for the Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation, 1916, including financial records; and papers relating to his work with the War Department Commission on Training Camp Activities, 1917, and the Playground and Recreation Association of America, 1917. Also includes Mrs. Lilian (Silk) Holt's papers as a women's suffrage worker and philanthropist, chiefly concerning the Woman's Peace Party, 1915-16.

Subject Terms
    Subjects:
    • Ford, Henry, 1863-1947.
    • Aked, Charles F. (Charles Frederic), 1864-1926.
    • Bajer, Asfred.
    • Bakker van Bosse, C., 1884-
    • Balch, Emily Greene,1867-1961.
    • Barry, John Daniel, 1866-1942.
    • Bergman, Johan, 1864-
    • Braucher, Howard S., 1881-1949.
    • Broeksmit, Frederika H.
    • Buelow, Robert.
    • Buttenheim, Harold Sinley, 1876-
    • Caesar, Irving, b. 1895.
    • Clark, Ada Morse.
    • Cocks, Orrin Giddings, 1877-
    • Crist, Harris McCabe, 1874-1946.
    • Curwan, N.R.
    • Egan, Maurice Francis, 1852-1924.
    • Eklund, F. G.S.
    • Evans, Harry Carroll, 1858-1932.
    • Fels, Mary (Fels), 1859-
    • Forbes, Rose Dabney, 1864-1947.
    • Forchhammer, Henni, 1863-
    • Forchhammer, Olaf, 1881-
    • Ford, Henry, 1863-1947.
    • Gullers, Emil.
    • Hansson, Johan, 1879-
    • Holt, Lillian (Silk), 1969-1949.
    • Huebsch, B. W. (Benjamin W.), 1876-1964.
    • Hvid, Sylvester.
    • Jones, Ellis O.
    • Jong van Beek en Donk, B. de (Benjamin), b. 1881.
    • Kling, Judson, 1872-1958.
    • Klausen, Kristoffer Markvard, 1852-1924.
    • Kliefoth, Alfred Will.
    • Lange, Christian Lous, 1869-1938.
    • Leckie, Katherine, d. 1930.
    • Lie, Mikael Strom Henriksen, 1872-1926.
    • Liebold, Ernest G., 1884-
    • Lochner, Louis Paul, 1887-1975.
    • Loder, Bernard Cornelis Johannes, 1849-
    • Loken, Haakon, 1859-1923.
    • Lord, Kenneth, 1874-
    • MacAlarney, Robert Emmett, 1873-1945.
    • McAuliffe, J.J.
    • McCabe, Robert.
    • McClure, S.S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949.
    • Manning, Victor R.
    • Maverick, Lewis A. (Lewis Adams), 1891-
    • Mead, Lucia True Ames, 1856-1936.
    • Miller, N.L.
    • Neely, Robert S.
    • Nesbitt, George A.
    • Neuhaus, Henrietta A.
    • Park, Alice L.
    • Plantiff, Gaston.
    • Pogany, Paula.
    • Ragaz, Clara.
    • Reepmaker, M.
    • Robertson, J.E.
    • Rogers, James Edward, of Indianapolis.
    • Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948.
    • Scott, Emmett C.
    • Selenka, Lenore (?)
    • Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920.
    • Smitherman, Nora.
    • Stevens, Julia S.
    • Stevenson, J.O.
    • Thomas, Harriet P.
    • Tuma, Ida.
    • Van Auda, C.A.
    • Wales, Julia Grace, b. 1881.
    • Weller, Charles Frederick, 1870-
    • Wigforss, Ernst, 1881-1977.
    • Wilson, Lucius Edward, 1878-
    • Wissinger, Marie L.
    • Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927.
    • Condit, Abbie.
    • Jong, Eleanora A. de.
    • Lindhagen, Anna Jakobina Johanna, 1870-1941.
    • Lindhagen, Carl Albert, 1860-1946.
    • Murray, Gilbert, 1866-1957.
    • Sukennikov, Mikhail Aleksandrovich.
    • Warner, Loella
    • Playground and Recreation Association of America, 1917.
    • War Department Commission on Training Camp Activities, 1917.
    • Woman's Peace Party.
    • Henry Ford Peace Expedition, (1915-1916).
    • Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation, (1916).
    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Congresses.
    • Military training camps.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Correspondence, [Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation] [series]:
     
    Correspondence, Outgoing, Frederick Holt [subseries]:
    Mixed Materials   1   1
    Outgoing Correspondence  February 1916 - March 1916
    Mixed Materials   1   2
    Outgoing Correspondence  March 11, 1916 - March 13, 1916
    Mixed Materials   1   3
    Outgoing Correspondence  March 14, 1916 - March 31, 1916
    Mixed Materials   1   4
    Outgoing Correspondence  April 1, 1916 - May 17, 1916
    Mixed Materials   1   5
    Outgoing Correspondence  May 18, 1916 - August 10, 1916, and undated
     
    Correspondence, Incoming and Miscellaneous, Frederick Holt [subseries]:
     
    Holt Correspondence
    Mixed Materials   1   6
    Aked, Charles Frederic  1916, and undated
    Mixed Materials   1   7
    King, Judson  1916
    Mixed Materials   1   8
    Liebold, Ernest G.  1916
    Mixed Materials   1   9
    Lochner, Louis Paul  1916
    Mixed Materials   1   10
    Plantiff, Gaston  January 1916 - February 1916
    Mixed Materials   1   11
    Plantiff, Gaston  March 1916 - April 1916
    Mixed Materials   1   12
    Plantiff, Gaston  May 1916 - August 1916
    Mixed Materials   1   13
    Various Writers to F. H. Holt. A - F
    Mixed Materials   1   14
    Various Writers to F. H. Holt. G - Z
     
    Ford Correspondence
    Mixed Materials   1   15
    Ford, Henry, To Various Addressees  1915 - 1916 and undated
    Mixed Materials   1   16
    Various Writers to Henry Ford  1915 - 1916, and undated
    Mixed Materials   1   17
    Schwimmer, Rosika, To Henry Ford  November 28, 1916
     
    Miscellaneous Correspondence
    Mixed Materials   1   18
    Liebold, Ernest G. To Various Addressees  1916
    Mixed Materials   1   19
    Lochner, Louis Paul, To Various Addressees  1916
    Mixed Materials   1   20
    Pogany, Paula. To Various Addressees
    Mixed Materials   1   21
    Schwimmer, Rosika, To Various Addressees  1916
    Mixed Materials   1   22
    Miscellaneous Correspondence, A - E  1916
    Mixed Materials   1   23
    Miscellaneous Correspondence, H - Z  1916, and undated
     
    Financial Records, Documents, Photos, Clippings [Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation] [series]:
    Mixed Materials   2   1
    Financial Records  1916
    Mixed Materials   2   2
    Statement of Accounts, Neutral Conference  March 1, 1916 - August 15, 1916
    Mixed Materials   2   3
    Documents  1916
    Mixed Materials   2   4
    Passenger lists, ship souvenirs, etc.  1916, and undated
    Mixed Materials   2   5
    Photographs
    Mixed Materials   2   6
    Clippings
    Mixed Materials   2   7
    Ana
     
    Conference Proceedings, Publications, and Miscellaneous Essays [Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation] [series]:
     
    Conference Proceedings, Speeches, Resolutions, etc. [subseries]:
    Mixed Materials   2   8
    Aked, Charles Frederic, Notes of Dr. Aked's talk... [and] To the Conference  1916
    Mixed Materials   2   9
    Broeksmit, Frederika H. Outline of the Plan of the... Peace Expedition
    Mixed Materials   2   10
    Hansson, Johan, To the Neutral Conference [and] Draft of a Petition
    Mixed Materials   2   11
    Holt, Frederick Holford, [Writings]  1916, and undated
    Mixed Materials   2   12
    Jong, Eleanora A. de [Poem]  February 5, 1916
    Mixed Materials   2   13
    Lindhagen, Anna Jakobina Johanna, Address [and] Contingent resolution....  1916
    Mixed Materials   2   14
    Lindhagen, Carl Albert, The Resolutions of General Swedish Congress
    Mixed Materials   2   15
    Lochner, Louis Paul, [Writings]
    Mixed Materials   2   16
    Murray, Gilbert, i.e. George Gilbert Aimé Address
    Mixed Materials   2   17
    Neuhaus, Henrietta, "Record of Attendance"
    Mixed Materials   2   18
    Plantiff, Gaston, "Letter to the Press"  25 December, 1915
    Mixed Materials   2   19
    S., N.L., Outline of Plan for a Committee  1916
    Mixed Materials   2   20
    Conference Participants
    Mixed Materials   2   21
    Definition
    Mixed Materials   2   22
    Draft of a Maximum Program for Discussion at the Neutral Conference
    Mixed Materials   2   23
    Draft of a Note from the Neutral Conference to the Belligerent Countries
    Mixed Materials   2   24
    Evening session  April 14, 1916
    Mixed Materials   2   25
    Henry Ford's Peace Expedition. List of Members and Other Persons Connected
    Mixed Materials   2   26
    A Possible Method of Administration of the Affairs of the Neutral Conference
    Mixed Materials   2   27
    Report of the committee on Experts  (bulk 1916)
    Mixed Materials   2   28
    The Resolution of the Neutral Conference of Stockhom conerning... the Central Committee
    Mixed Materials   2   29
    Statement read to the Conference  March 31, 1916
    Mixed Materials   2   30
    To Governments, Parliaments and Peoples of the Belligerent Nations
    Mixed Materials   2   31
    A World Federation for Colonial Government and Administration
    Mixed Materials   2   32
    Miscellaneous
     
    Conference Publications [subseries]:
    Mixed Materials   2   33
    Huebsch, Benjamin W., The Argosy  December 7, 1915 - December 13, 1915
    Mixed Materials   2   34
    Special Daily Bulletin: Ford Peace Party
    Mixed Materials   2   35
    The Work of the Neutral Conference, Weekly Summary No. 1-3
     
    Miscellaneous Essays [subseries]:
    Mixed Materials   2   36
    Antikrigsorder
    Mixed Materials   2   37
    Benson, Allan Louis, Common Sense about the Navy [pamphlet] (2 copies)
    Mixed Materials   2   38
    Bjorkman, Edwin August, Scandinavia and the War [pamphlet]  1914
    Mixed Materials   2   39
    Blake, Katherine Devereux, et al.
    Mixed Materials   2   40
    Holand News  January, 1916
    Mixed Materials   2   41
    Indian National Party Manifesto  July, 1915
    Mixed Materials   2   42
    La Follette, Robert Marion, Speech  July 19, 1916 - July 20, 1916 July 19 & 20, 1916
    Mixed Materials   2   43
    London, Meyer, Joint Resolution  December 6, 1915 Dec. 6, 1915
    Mixed Materials   2   44
    Harden, Maximilian, Article
    Mixed Materials   2   45
    Mead, Edwin Doak, "Let the World Protest"  November 11, 1914 (2 copies)
    Mixed Materials   2   46
    "Mr. Branting's speech on the present situation in Sweden"  May 22, 1916
    Mixed Materials   2   47
    National Peace Federation, "Action plan for local peace organizations"  October 15, 1915, and undated
    Mixed Materials   2   48
    The President's Proposal to the Nations
    Mixed Materials   2   49
    Samstyre  September 20, 1915
    Mixed Materials   2   50
    Schall, Oberst, "Final draft of memorandum"  May 11, 1916
    Mixed Materials   2   51
    Sukennikov, Mikhail Aleksandrovich, "The Position of the Russian press"
    Mixed Materials   2   52
    Tavenner, Clyde Howard, "Joint Resolution"  January 19, 1916
    Mixed Materials   2   53
    "Towards the Peace That Shall Last"  March 6, 1915
     
    Training Camp, Playground and Recreation Association [series]:
    Mixed Materials   3   1
    Incoming Correspondence A - Z  September 18, 1917 - October 13, 1917
    Mixed Materials   3   2
    Outgoing Correspondence A - Z  October 3, 1917 - October 15, 1917
    Mixed Materials   3   3
    Holt, Frederick Holford, To Howard S. Braucher  August 28, 1917 - October 16, 1917 1881-1949.
    Mixed Materials   3   4
    Braucher, Howard S.  August 2, 1917 - October 11, 1917
    Mixed Materials   3   5
    Nesbitt, George A.  August 27, 1917 - October 23, 1917
    Mixed Materials   3   6
    Various Correspondents, to Various Addressees  October 11, 1917 - October 19, 1917
    Mixed Materials   3   7
    ACB Bulletin
    Mixed Materials   3   8
    Commission on Training Camp, Activities Bulletins
    Mixed Materials   3   9
    War Camp Community Recreation Fund
    Mixed Materials   3   10
    War Recreation Bulletins
    Mixed Materials   3   11
    Miscellaneous
    Mixed Materials   3   12
    Condit, Abbie, "Playtime of the soldiers in the cities near their camps"
    Mixed Materials   3   13
    Dawson, Charles W, "The War-Camp Community Recreation Fund [pamphlet]"
    Mixed Materials   3   14
    Warner, Loella, "When Battle Creek, Michigan..."
    Mixed Materials   3   15
    News Clippings  October 4, 1917 - October 31, 1917
     
    Papers, Lilian (Silk) Holt. [series]:
    Mixed Materials   3   16
    Holt, Lilian (Silk), To Frederick Holford Holt  January 30, 1916, and undated 1867-1929.
    Mixed Materials   3   17
    Adams
    Mixed Materials   3   18
    Balch, Emily Greene  February 1, 1916 - February 9, 1916
    Mixed Materials   3   19
    Barry, John Daniel
    Mixed Materials   3   20
    Broeksmit, Frederika H.  27 January, 1916 - 1 February, 1916
    Mixed Materials   3   21
    Forbes, Rose Dabney Malcolm
     
    Holt, Frederick Holford
    Mixed Materials   3   22
     January, 1916 - February, 1916
    Mixed Materials   3   23
     March, 1916
    Mixed Materials   3   24
     April, 1916 - May, 1916
    Mixed Materials   3   25
    Jong van Beek en Donk, Benjamin de  February 8, 1916
    Mixed Materials   3   26
    Loder, Bernard Cornelis Johannes
    Mixed Materials   3   27
    Mead, Mrs. Lucia True (Ames)  December 9, 1915 - February 3, 1916, and undated
    Mixed Materials   3   28
    Miller, N. L.
    Mixed Materials   3   29
    Park, Alice L.  February 7, 1916
    Mixed Materials   3   30
    Reepmaker, M. to Frederika H. Broeksmit  January 18, 1916
    Mixed Materials   3   31
    Sewall, May Wright
    Mixed Materials   3   32
    Thomas, Harriet P.  January 26, 1916
    Mixed Materials   3   33
    Woman's Peace Party
    Mixed Materials   3   34
    Holt, Lilian (Silk), "Speech"  Dec. 29, 1915] December 29, 1915 Dec. 29, 1915]
    Mixed Materials   3   35
    Evans, Elizabeth Glendower (Gardiner), "The price of war [pamphlet]"
    Mixed Materials   3   36
    Hobhouse, Emily, "A letter from Miss Emily Hobhouse [pamphlet]'  December 20, 1914
    Mixed Materials   3   37
    Wales, Julia Grace, "International Plan for Continuous Mediation Without Armistice [pamphlet]"
    Mixed Materials   3   38
    Ana