Item Details

Additional Papers of James Rives Childs [manuscript] 1798-1973.

Childs, J. Rives; Casanova, Giacomo; Childs, Georgina Brykline
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Finding Aid Note
Guide available.
Related Resources
GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Summary
The collection contains general correspondence, 1968-1973, from friends, publishers, and fellow Casanova scholars, as well as research notes on Casanova, Childs's diary, 1929-1934, appointment books, 1952-1963, passports, genealogies of the Rives and South Carolina Reeves families, Christmas cards, and foreign service appointment certificates.
Photographs constitute the bulk of the collection. Subjects include friends and relations, consular activities in Saudi Arabia, Yemeni cities, wartime activities in Tangiers, and a 1949 tour of the southwestern United States to study crops and water supply.
Also included are 3 scrapbooks of Georgina (de Brylkine) Childs from her childhood in Russia, schooldays at The Cliff, Eastbourne, England, and European travels.
Of special note are a United States map of 1820 and a xerox copy of a signed letter by Casanova dated April 1798.
Description
2,600 items.
Cite as
J. Rives Childs, Papers, 1798-1973, Accession #9256-g, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Biographical Note
Born in Lynchburg, Va., attended Virginia Military Institute, B.A. from Randolph-Macon College and M.A from Harvard; during World War I, served in military intelligence and as liaison officer with French and British; during interwar years worked in the Soviet Union with the American Relief Administration and entered the US Foreign Service; during his long career with the Foreign Service he was stationed primarily in the Middle East; after retirement amassed a large collection of materials and prepared much scholarly work on Gioacomo Casanova; author of numerous books and articles on his career, foreign service matters, and Casanova.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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    a| Also included are 3 scrapbooks of Georgina (de Brylkine) Childs from her childhood in Russia, schooldays at The Cliff, Eastbourne, England, and European travels.
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    a| Of special note are a United States map of 1820 and a xerox copy of a signed letter by Casanova dated April 1798.
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    a| Orgaz, Luis v| Portraits.
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    a| Childs, Georgina Brykline, d| 1893-1964.
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