Inventory of the Harlan H. Ballard, Jr. Papers 1916-1946 Ballard, Harlan H. Jr., Papers Mss. Acc. 2009.091

Inventory of the Harlan H. Ballard, Jr. Papers 1916-1946

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Accession Number Mss. Acc. 2009.091


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Special Collections Research Center
01/Mss. Acc. 2009.091
Harlan H. Ballard, Jr. Papers 1921-19461921-1946
Ballard, Harlan H., Jr.Ferguson, Elizabeth A. arrangement
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Harlan H. Ballard, Jr. Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center on 03/09/2009.

Processing Information

Accessioned and described by Ute Schechter in March 2009.

Biographical Note

Information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href=" H. Ballard, Jr."> H. Ballard, Jr.</a>.

Scope and Contents

Set of 5 journals and a few single letters, poems, postcards and photographs.The journals document vacations and visits to Harlan H. Ballard, Jr.'s  cabin, referred to in one of the journals as 'Arbutus Lodge.' Arbutus Lodge was located in Nichewaug, near Barr, both Worcester County, Massachusetts. The entries were written both by the host and guests and detail their visits and activities. Several of the volumes contain photographs.Some of the names mentioned are:  Spencer S. Dodd, A. D. Quimby, Billy Kim, Billy Dort, Chris Sheldon, Helen, Donald, and Eugene Rust, Harry J. Kane, Bert D. Comry, Howard L. Hillman, Robert Whitehill, Glady’s H., George H., Bobby, Eleanor and Pricilla Tracey, George W., Alice, and Malcolm Todd, James E. McAlpine, Alfred P., and Helen B. Whitehill, Fred W. Notman, Blanch and Bernard Farr, Shenfelder, Ed Inman, Almon McManus, Sadie Holem, Tristane Tupper, Nelson G. Cooley.One volume is a diary kept by Elizabeth A. Ferguson for parts of 1942-1943. She seems to have been a family friend.  It does not relate to vacations at Arbutus Lodge.

Separated Material

Purchase in one lot with Alice W. Barker Poetry Journal, which was described separately as Mss. Acc. 2009.092.

Index Terms

    Genre/Form of Material:

  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Photographs
  • Geographic Name:

  • Massachusetts--Social life and customs
  • Topical Term:

  • Outdoor recreation--Massachusetts.
  • Poems
  • Postcards.
  • Vacation homes--Massachusetts.
  • Women--Diaries.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Ballard, Harlan H., Jr.
  • Ferguson, Elizabeth A.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Massachusetts--Social life and customs

Detailed Description of the Collection

Folder: 1
Journal and loose items
Folder: 2
Folder: 3
Folder: 4
Folder: 5
Elizabeth A. Ferguson diary and letter