Archives & Special Collections
University of Minnesota – Elmer L. Andersen Library
Charles Stuart, Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779-1845)
Papers, 1785–1845, 471 items. British diplomat, ambassador to the Netherlands, 1815, France, 1815–30, and Russia, 1841–45. Nearly all correspondence, with a few clippings, dealing with such subjects as Gibralter, Portugal, Mexico, the West Indies, and France. Among his correspondents were Castlereagh, George Canning, and William Pitt. Unpublished inventory (NUCMC 75–2025).
Sam Royce, I promised mother: reminiscences (1953-1954)
262 pages (1 volume) : illustrations ; 28 cm. A detailed autobiography and family history written by Royce, owner and operator of several drug stores in Minneapolis and in other Minnesota cities. It opens with descriptions of his parents' emigration from Russia in 1882, removal to and life in Minneapolis in the 1890s, his father's tailoring business, and other Jewish families in north Minneapolis. The remainder concerns Royce and his career, with information on North Minneapolis friends, his schooling, operation of his drug stores (1913-1940s), and the development of discount drug stores in the 1930s, including Royce's own Thrifty Cut Rate Drug Company. There is also considerable information on Royce's children and grandchildren, his trip to Europe in 1937, and his many trips between Minnesota and California in the 1940s and 1950s.
Thomas P. Whitney Papers (ca. 1967- ca. 1968)
3 folders. Thomas P. Whitney was born on January 26, 1917 in Toledo, Ohio. He earned his B.A. from Amherst College in 1937 and his M.A. from Columbia University in 1940. After living in Moscow for nine years with the U.S. Embassy and the Associated Press, Thomas P. Whitney began to translate Russian literature, both juvenile and adult, for an English speaking audience. The collection contains typescripts for Scarlet Sailsand The Story of Prince Ivan, the Firebird, and the Gray Wolf, both translated from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney. Finding aid available: http://archives.lib.umn.edu/repositories/4/resources/3004