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Edward S. Crocker II and Lispenard Seabury Crocker papers, 1892-2003

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BOX 11-12 United States Embassy, Tokyo, Japan, 1941-1942
The United States Embassy, Tokyo, Japan series holds documents relating to embassy events in the lead up to and directly following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. In addition to the two volumes of 1941 embassy memoranda concerning conversations with Japanese officials, the series includes a copy of an eight-page "diary" by Edward Crocker for December 8, 1941, and a description of living conditions during his incarceration.
Material types include memoranda and writings.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material and chronologically therein.
BOX 11 Diary entry by Edward S. Crocker for December 8, 1941 See 2022 Addition, Diary, for complete original carbon copy of diary covering Dec. 8, 1941 to Feb. 19, 1942
BOX 11 "Food During Incarceration of Tokyo Embassy Personnel, Dec. 8, 1941-June 6, 1942," undated
BOX 11 Memoranda of 1941 Embassy conversations with Japanese officials
BOX 11 Book I
BOX 11 Jan. 8-July 8, 1941
(2 folders)
BOX 12 July 16-Oct. 7, 1941
BOX 12 Book II, Aug. 18-Nov. 24, 1941
(4 folders)
BOX 12 2022 Addition, 1930-1942
The 2022 Addition contains the original carbon copy of the 1941-1942 Tokyo embassy diary of Edward S. Crocker covering the beginning of the detention of embassy personnel after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 8, 1941, and stopping on February 19, 1942. The diary provides a daily recounting of activities in the American embassy and whatever news and information Crocker was able to gather from outside the embassy. Also in the addition is a file of personal letters from Sinclair Lewis and several photographs of the writer, as well as two letters by Edward Crocker to family in the United States describing a 1935 trip to China while stationed in Japan.
Material types include a diary, correspondence, and photographs.
Arranged alphabetically by material type.
BOX 12 Diary written by Crocker while detained at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, 1941, Dec. 8-1942, Feb. 19
(2 folders)
BOX 12 Family correspondence, 1935
BOX 12 Lewis, Sinclair
BOX 12 Correspondence, 1933, 1941, undated
BOX 12 Photographs, 1930-1934
BOX OV 2 Photograph of banquet in honor of the crown prince and crown princess of Sweden See Container OV 2, same heading
BOX OV 1-OV 2 Oversize, 1913-1942
The Oversize series includes photographs and photograph albums removed from the Photographs series and a photograph from the 2022 Addition.
Arranged and described according to the series, containers, and folders from which the items were removed.
BOX OV 1 Photographs
Miscellaneous and unidentified
BOX OV 1 Lindbergh, Charles A., and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, in Sweden, 1932 (Container 9, Miscellaneous)
BOX OV 1 Sanger, Margaret, 1939 (Container 9, Miscellaneous)
Miscellaneous family photographs
BOX OV 1 Four generations, circa 1942 (Container 9, miscellaneous family)
BOX OV 1 Photograph album #8: St. Mark's School memory book, Southborough, Mass., 1910 (Container 11, same heading)
BOX OV 1 Photograph album #9: California and Hawaii, 1908-1930 (Container 11, same heading)
BOX OV 2 Photograph album #10: Family and friends from foreign service in Poland, Italy, and Hungary; ocean travel, Maine, and Paris, 1924-circa 1929 (Container 11, same heading)
BOX OV 2 Photograph album #11: California, State of Washington, Maine, 1927-1934 (Container 11, same heading)
2022 Addition
BOX OV 2 Photograph of banquet in honor of the crown prince and crown princess of Sweden, 1938 (Container 12, Photograph of banquet)

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