Preliminary Inventory to the Willys Ruggles Peck Papers, 1911-1952.

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by James Ryan
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Title: Willys Ruggles Peck Papers
Date (inclusive): 1911-1952.
Collection Number: 53005
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 envelope (2.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Diary, correspondence, memoranda, biography, and clippings, relating to Chinese foreign relations, domestic politics in China, and the Japanese occupation in Bangkok, Thailand, during World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Peck, Willys Ruggles, 1882-1952.


Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Willys Ruggles Peck Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1953


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Dept. of State.
China--Foreign relations--United States.
China--Politics and government--1912-1949.
Diplomats--United States.
Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945.
Thailand--Foreign relations--United States.
United States--Foreign relations--China.
United States--Foreign relations--Thailand.
United States--Foreign relations.
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--East Asia.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945--Thailand.
World War, 1939-1945.

Box 1

Notebook containing informal observations made by Willys R. Peck, while Consul General and Counselor of the Legation at Nanking, China in the 1930's


Typescript of a biography of Willys R. Peck, co-authored by the surviving "Peck children," Willys, Llewellyn, and Mary Peck Read


Original draft copies, with corrections, of the biography of W. R. Peck


One typewritten letter between the Peck relatives concerning Willys Peck's biography, 1952 August 1


One handwritten letter from one of the Peck relatives to another (mother to daughter), Peking, 1952 January 4

Box 2

INCREMENT - April 1978


Diary of events in the American Legation, Bangkok, Thailand, 1941 December 8 - 1942 August 19


Printed material


Newspaper clippings, 1940-1945


Maps of China and the Philippine Islands

Box 3

File of material on Tsingtao, China, 1917-1919


Handwritten manuscript entitled "Life of a Prisoner at the Present Time" (former Civil Commissioner M. G. R. Gunther), 1916 July 26


Handwritten manuscript entitled "Wives of Prisoners," ca. 1916


News Bulletin, Tsingtao, 1914 September 20


Newspaper clipping from Peking and Tientsin Times, 1913 May 3


Correspondence, 1926-1943


Miscellaneous memoranda, newspaper clippings, copies of speeches, notes, correspondence, etc., 1911-1943


Chinese language materials (phrase book, flash cards, note cards, anagram game, etc.)

Box 4

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1937-1938

Envelope A

Photographs. 1 print of T.K. Chang, William L. Montgomery, Willys R. Peck in San Francisco, California.