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Speer Family papers

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Summary Information

Repository:
Bryn Mawr College
Creator:
Speer Family
Title:
Speer Family papers
Date [bulk]:
1883-1943
Date [inclusive]:
1802-1982
Call Number:
M72
Extent:
39 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Speer Family papers represent four generations of that family, with the bulk of material attributed to the last two generations, especially Robert Elliott Speer and his wife and three of his five children: Emma Bailey, Elliott, Margaret Bailey, and William Speer. The family was active in the Presbyterian Church, serving that institution in a variety of different capacities. The children, in addition to their religious roles, held prominent positions in academic administration. The family’s papers primarily consist of the personal papers of the family, although they also contain the professional correspondence of Emma Bailey and Margaret Bailey Speer, both Bryn Mawr College alumnae. This collection, which dates from 1802 to 1982, contains letters, diaries, speeches, publications, awards, and photographs, although the vast majority of the material is the letters between family members.
Cite as:
Speer Family papers, Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library.
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Biography/History

The Speer Family papers cover four generations of the family, although the bulk of the material focuses on the last two, specifically on Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer and their children. The papers begin, chronologically, with Robert Speer, an Irish immigrant and grandfather to Robert Elliott Speer. His son, Robert Milton Speer, was a Pennsylvania lawyer, politician, and Robert Elliott Speer’s father. The papers of Robert Elliott Speer, a well-known Presbyterian missionary of the early twentieth century, are the main connection between the different series; his brothers William McMurtrie Speer and Victor Speer, both journalists, have their own individual series. Robert Elliott’s wife, Emma Bailey Speer, attended Bryn Mawr College, associated with the class of 1894, and was the long-time president of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey’s children—Margaret Bailey Speer, Bryn Mawr College class of 1922, missionary, and school administrator, and Elliott and William Speer, also both school administrators—are represented as well. The papers of Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer’s nuclear family make up the bulk of the collection.

Robert Elliott Speer (1867-1947) was the second of five children born to Robert Milton Speer and Martha Ellen McMurtrie Speer in Huntington, Pennsylvania. His grandfather, Robert Speer (1803-1852), immigrated to America from Ireland in 1822, became a U.S. citizen and eventually postmaster of Huntingdon. His father, Robert Milton Speer (1838-1890), was a Pennsylvania-based attorney and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives twice, in 1871 and 1873. Robert Elliott Speer spent two years at Phillips Andover Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, after which he entered Princeton University, in 1885. While at Princeton, Speer met and was deeply influenced by Dwight L. Moody, and thus he decided on a career of missionary service after his graduation in 1889. Speer spent the year following graduation visiting colleges as a spokesman for the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions. In the fall of 1890, he entered Princeton Theological Seminary but left in his second year to become Secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., a position he was to hold for over 46 years.

Robert Elliott Speer was a world leader in the ecumenical Protestant missionary movement during the first half of the 20th century, when the movement reached its climax. His duties as secretary took him on many trips to the Far East and to South America, as well as on innumerable shorter trips throughout the U.S. He was also prominent in other organizations, and held positions as President of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America (1920-1924) and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (1927). Although he retired in 1937, he continued to travel, and lectured widely until his death in 1947.

Robert Elliott Speer’s brothers are also represented in the collection:

William McMurtrie Speer (1865-1923) was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and was educated at Yale and Albany Law School. He began his career in journalism while still in college, writing for "The News of New Haven." Eventually, he became the managing editor of this paper. He also wrote for the Albany, New York papers "The Sun," as a political and legislative correspondent and "The Star," as a city editor. Later, he was on the editorial board of several other papers. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1892, and last served as a special United States Attorney General, investigating profiteering in coal. He married Margaret Howard Post in 1899.

Victor Speer (1872-1909) was a newspaperman, writer, and poet. He struggled during his time at Andover, but found success later in life as a reporter on "The Buffalo Express" during the Pan-American Expansion. He served on the Arizona frontier in the Army. When Mayor J.N. Adam was elected in Buffalo, New York, Victor was selected to serve as his secretary. He died suddenly from rheumatism of the heart while in this capacity, leaving a wife but no children.

Emma (Doll) Bailey Speer (1872-1961) was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles Lukens Bailey and Emma Harriet Doll. After attending Miss Stevens School in Philadelphia, she entered Bryn Mawr College in 1890, leaving after her sophomore year in 1892 to return home, where she spent a year before her marriage. She married Robert Elliott Speer in 1893, and together they had five children, born between 1898 and 1910. Throughout her lifetime, she was closely associated with the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), serving that organization in a variety of capacities. After becoming President of the National Board in 1915, she promoted the YWCA’s involvement in emergency war relief work, and championed the cause of great numbers of young women workers who were then moving into the cities. Under her leadership, more residences were opened, and programs of recreation and practical education were given additional support.

Emma Bailey Speer’s active interests included the missionary movement, the suffrage movement, as well as new movements for international peace and sex education. Named honorary president of the National Board of the YWCA after her retirement in 1932, she continued to serve the YWCA with great distinction for many years.

Elliott Speer (1898-1934) was born in Englewood, New Jersey, the oldest child of Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer. He graduated from Princeton University in 1921, served for a year in World War I with the YMCA, and studied at the Theological College of the United Free Church in Edinburgh, Scotland. After working as chaplain, head of the Bible Department, and trustee at several American educational institutions, he returned to Edinburgh to complete graduate work in theology. Afterwards, in 1932, he was appointed headmaster of Mt. Hermon and Northfield Schools, in Mt. Hermon, Massachusetts. He was murdered in his home there in 1934, leaving his wife, Holly, and three small daughters.

Margaret Bailey Speer (1900-1997) was also born in Englewood, the second child of Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer. After graduating from Bryn Mawr College in 1922, she traveled throughout the United States with Maude Royan, a British preacher, pacifist, and suffragist, serving as her secretary and companion. She spent the academic year of 1923-1924 teaching English literature at Sweet Briar College, and the next year, 1924-1925, as a warden at Bryn Mawr. In the late summer of 1925, she sailed for China as a missionary under the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. to be a teacher at Yenching University in Peking. Her first assignment was teacher of English in the Women’s College. She later served as acting and then full dean of the Women’s College. Detained and interned by the Japanese at the outbreak of war in 1941, she was repatriated to the United States in late 1943. She accepted the position of Headmistress of the Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in 1944, and remained there until her retirement in 1965. Following her retirement, she remained active in a number of local civic organizations, including a position as Chairman and founding member of the Lower Merion Human Relations Council. Margaret Speer lived for a number of years with Augusta Wagner, who she met while abroad in China.

William Speer (1910-1985) attended the Hotchkiss School and Princeton. Upon graduating in 1933, he entered secondary education, teaching English. In 1941, he moved into academic administration, serving as assistant to the headmaster of the Gilman School, although he postponed his career to join the Navy. Upon his return, he held various administrative positions at Rutgers University, the Loomis School and Harvard, until he was appointed associate dean of students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953. In 1956, he became MIT’s first associate dean for counseling. William was married to Elizabeth Lester (Betty).

The immediate Speer family also included Constance (Pat) Sophea Speer (1907-2000), who attended Bryn Mawr, class of 1929 (graduated in 1930), married Robert F. Barbour, and moved to England, and Eleanor Speer (1903-1906), who died at age three.

The collection also includes a small sampling of letters from Margaret Howard Speer Satterthwaite, William McMurtrie Speer’s daughter and Robert Elliott Speer’s niece.

Scope and Contents

The Speer Family papers contain, principally, the personal papers of Robert Elliott Speer and his immediate family members: his wife, Emma Bailey Speer, and his children, Margaret Bailey Speer, Elliott Speer, and William Speer. Also included in the collection are smaller groups of material from William McMurtrie Speer and Victor Speer, Robert Elliott’s brothers, Robert Milton Speer, Robert Elliott’s father, and Robert Speer, Robert Elliott’s grandfather. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence between family members, but there are also diaries, account books, copies of speeches and addresses, and family photographs.

Robert Elliott Speer was a prolific letter writer, and so his papers contain thousands of examples. His letters to his wife, Emma, number approximately 1400. Although these letters primarily address his daily activities, they are also a record of his observations on events and men. He describes his travels and events he participated in, speeches made at conferences and assemblies, the books he was reading and writing, the people he was meeting, and the larger themes of politics and religion. His letters show a remarkable perception of foreign cultures, with their problems and possibilities.

Robert Elliott’s letters to his daughter, Margaret, deal primarily with family matters. However, subsequent to her departure for China in August 1925, his letters occasionally provide information on China and the China missions for which he was responsible. These letters number approximately 360, dated from September 1925 to July 1937. As in his letters to Emma, Robert Elliott’s letters to his daughter give an informal impression of events also described in his administrative reports.

While these two sets of letters are the bulk of the Robert Elliott Speer material in the collection, there are also numerous letters to all of his family, including his parents, siblings, other children, aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as several published pamphlets, tributes and memorials, and financial information. The series also includes Robert Elliott’s personal writings, as seen in his "Memorial of Elliott Speer," an account of his oldest son’s life after his murder; the “Deacon” volumes, a collection of letters and Robert Elliott’s reflections on his encounters with his friend and mentee, Deacon; and the “Eleanor” diary, the daily reflections by both Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer on the death of their 3-year-old, with later additions after Elliott’s murder.

Robert Elliott Speer’s professional papers, plus additional personal correspondence, may be found at the Princeton Theological Seminary Special Collections.

The papers of Emma Bailey Speer contain correspondence with her parents and other family members, talks and speeches, devotional material, diaries, and a large sampling of incoming letters from notable people, ranging from Herbert Hoover to M. Carey Thomas, which primarily address Emma Bailey’s professional goals as president of the YWCA. Letters sent from her time at Bryn Mawr College are notable for their descriptions of student life in the late 1800’s. The bulk of her letters, however, are correspondence with Robert Elliott over the course of their lives together; together, their letters number close to 3000. In Emma’s letters, she mostly spoke of daily life: the children’s activities, domestic crises, visits by friends, and her participation in the YWCA and other organizations. Additionally, she comments on politics, books she is reading, and cultural events she has attended.

The papers of Margaret Bailey Speer range from her time as a student at Bryn Mawr, to her missionary work in China, to her speeches and correspondence as the Shipley School headmistress, to her humanitarian work on the Main Line following her retirement. Her papers are largely personal, except for the Shipley era material, which takes on a decidedly professional tone. There are approximately 120 letters from her time at Bryn Mawr, which paint a fascinating picture of life at the school during the early 1920’s: M. Carey Thomas, professors, student activities, classmates, and scholarly work are all discussed in detail. Her letters from China provide insight into the country at the time. They describe her roles in the country, the volatile political climate on the eve of World War II, and the impact of those tensions and events on the students and the University. She also discusses her visitors, the struggle to keep the Women’s College independent, and the relationship of life at Yenching and the larger missionary movement. She provides, towards the end of her China letters, much insight into the situation “behind enemy lines,” expressing the frustration of trying to communicate her well-being to those at home.

Margaret Bailey Speer’s Shipley papers are more professional: they mostly consist of her speeches to the students, parents, and alumnae (at the time, the school was all-girls), as well as an assortment of letters to various important figures, such as poet Marianne Moore, Bryn Mawr class of 1909, and Adlai Stevenson, asking them to visit and speak at the school. A folder of letters sent on her retirement and one of remembrances collected for Trina Vaux’s book, "Recollections of Margaret Bailey Speer," speaks to her formidable presence at the school, and the esteem in which the students and faculty held her.

The papers of Elliott Speer are representative of his short but productive life. They include letters to his parents through his years at Phillips, Princeton, and the University of Edinburgh, and show that he controlled his parent’s affairs while they were travelling abroad. They include day-to-day accounts of his family life while in Edinburgh and wartime diaries from his time spent with the YMCA during World War I. His papers from his time at Mount Hermon indicate that he was a controversial figure among the school board’s older members: in 1929, the Chairman of the Board, William R. Moody, son of the school’s founder and Robert Elliott Speer’s early mentor Dwight L. Moody, resigned in protest over Elliott’s liberal philosophies towards the running of the school. However, the Speer and Moody families resolved their differences, and the plethora of tributes following Elliott’s untimely murder five years later indicate he was a very popular leader. The Elliott Speer Series is organized in two different ways: the first section is arranged in chronological sequence, the second is as Robert Elliott Speer grouped the material in preparation for his book "Memorial of Elliott Speer" (see Box 18a).

The William Speer Series is primarily comprised of letters between William and his parents, from his time at Hotchkiss through the Princeton years and into his life in academia. These mostly detail daily events—his letters to his brother Elliott present some of his anxieties regarding finding a job after graduation. This series also includes letters from William’s wife, Elizabeth (Betty) to her in-laws, Robert Elliott and Emma, as well as some of Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer’s correspondence with their daughter Constance (Pat).

The collection also includes the papers of Robert Speer (Robert Elliott’s grandfather) and Robert Milton Speer (Robert Elliott Speer’s father). Robert Speer’s papers include letters from his cousin in Ireland, to his wife and children, and to his mother in Ireland. He writes to his mother twice from Trough-Creek, Huntington Co., Pennsylvania, in 1833 and 1835, and details his experiences as an immigrant in America. Robert Speer’s papers also include business documents and official papers, including land deeds for Huntington Co., Pennsylvania, his citizenship papers (1829), Masonic Lodge credentials, and postmaster credentials.

Robert Milton Speer’s papers are divided into two sections: four boxes of correspondence, primarily with his children, in the main part of the collection, and two boxes of professional materials and of letters to his wife, Martha Ellen McMurtrie Speer in a supplement. The first section contains letters that briefly record his time in politics, as a lawyer and local politician in Pennsylvania and as a U.S. Representative from 1871 to 1875. Within the political correspondence are two letters from Civil War soldiers near Harrison’s Landing, Virginia, and at camp near Nicholasville, Kentucky. However, this section primarily includes material related to his children, especially his daughter Mary and son Victor. There are a few folders of letters from his wife, Martha Ellen McMurtrie Speer. The supplementary section of the Robert Milton Speer papers greatly expands on these letters, by adding several more folders of correspondence with his wife and information on his life prior to marriage and on his engagement. This section also greatly adds to the professional material, by including folders pertaining to Robert Milton Speer’s public actions in both law and politics.

This supplement, called the Satterthwaite Supplement after its benefactor, also contains material from Robert Milton Speer’s two other sons, William McMurtrie and Victor, as well as a few letters from William McMurtrie’s daughter, Margaret Howard Speer Satterthwaite to her uncle, Robert Elliott Speer, and to other family members.

William McMurtrie Speer’s letters are primarily to his father, chronicling his time at The Hill School, Yale, and later, at his different positions as a journalist. They also contain letters to and from his mother and siblings, as well as many other relatives, such as his grandparents, cousins, in-laws, and eventually, his daughter. A larger collection of his papers (including correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, contracts, legal briefs, patents, music scores, cartoons, technical drawings, account books, blueprints, photographs, clippings, proofs, scrapbooks, and materials) is available in the William McMurtrie papers at the Columbia University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library (MS #1183)

Victor Speer’s papers include letters to his father and brothers William and Robert Elliott, as well as detailed reports of his academic and disciplinary problems while at Andover. They also include his writings and poems. The material covering Victor’s early death is plentiful, and indicates that Victor was a successful, well-liked man despite his early issues.

There is a very small collection of letters from Margaret Howard Speer, William McMurtrie’s daughter and Robert Elliott’s niece. These letters are directed primarily to her uncle and his wife, although there are also letters to Robert Elliott’s aunt, Clara, and sister, Mary.

Miscellaneous items in the collection include Robert Elliott Speer’s annotated Bible, published pamphlets, various speeches, and awards.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Bryn Mawr College,  June 1, 2011

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Christina Wagner, Melissa Torquato

Revision Description

Reviewed for MARC record. 2014 July 17

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The Speer Family papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Margaret Bailey Speer, Constance Speer Barbour, and William Speer, December 1982. Additional gift by Ann and Sheafe Satterthwaite, 1992.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
  • Speeches.
  • Yearbooks.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Beijing (China)
  • Bergen County (N.J.)
  • Bryn Mawr (Pa.)
  • Huntingdon County (Pa.)
  • Lakeville (Conn.)
  • Northfield (Mass.)
  • Persia
  • Princeton Region (N.J.)
Occupation(s)
  • Academia.
  • Charitable organizations.
  • Journalism.
  • Law.
  • Missionaries.
Personal Name(s)
  • Bailey, Charles Lukens, 1821-1899
  • Bailey, Emma Harriet Doll, 1836-1912
  • Barbour, Constance Speer, 1907-2000
  • Cratty, Mabel, 1868-1928
  • Dodge, Grace H. (Grace Hoadley), 1856-1914
  • Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
  • Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1878-1969
  • Hawkes, Sarah Belknap Sherwood, 1854-1919
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
  • McMurtrie, Clara, 1860-1952
  • Moody , Paul D. (Paul Dwight), b. 1879
  • Moody, William R. (William Revell), 1869-1933
  • Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972
  • Morrow, Elizabeth Cutter, 1873-1955
  • Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960
  • Rosenberg, Anna M., 1902-1983
  • Royden, Maude, 1876-1956
  • Russell, Alys Whitall Pearsall, d. 1951
  • Russell, Edith Finch, 1900-1978
  • Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-1979
  • Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935
  • Speer, Charlotte (Holly), 1896-1976
  • Speer, E.S. (Edward Stewart), 1842-1925
  • Speer, Elizabeth Lester, 1913-2003
  • Speer, Elliott, 1989-1934
  • Speer, Emma Bailey, 1872-1961
  • Speer, Margaret Bailey, 1900-1997
  • Speer, Martha Ellen McMurtrie, 1840-1876
  • Speer, Robert E. (Robert Elliott), 1867-1947
  • Speer, Robert Milton, 1838-1390
  • Speer, Robert, 1803-1852
  • Speer, Victor, 1872-1905
  • Speer, William McMurtrie, 1865-1923
  • Speer, William, 1910-1985
  • Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965
  • Tarbell, Ida, 1857-1944
  • Thomas, M. Carey (Martha Carey), 1857-1935
  • Wagner, Augusta, 1895-1976
Subject(s)
  • Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.
  • Bryn Mawr College-- Alumni and alumnae.
  • China--History--20th Century.
  • China--History--Republic, 1912-1949.
  • Chinese students.
  • College teachers--China--Correspondence.
  • Education--United States.
  • Education.
  • Hotchkiss School.
  • Missionaries--China--Correspondence.
  • Missionaries--China.
  • Missions, American.
  • Murder--Massachusetts.
  • Northfield Schools.
  • Pennsylvania--Politics and government--1865-1950.
  • Phillips Academy.
  • Preparatory schools--United States.
  • Presbyterian Church in the USA.
  • Princeton Theological Seminary.
  • Princeton University.
  • Private schools--Pennsylvania.
  • Repatriation--United States.
  • School management and organization--United States.
  • Schools--Pennsylvania.
  • Shipley School (Bryn Mawr, Pa.)
  • Sino-Japanese conflict, 1937-1945.
  • Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions.
  • Undergraduates--United States.
  • United States--Politics and government--1869-1877.
  • Universities and Colleges--China.
  • Women college students--China.
  • Women in charitable work.
  • Women--Education--China.
  • Women--Education--Pennsylvania.
  • Women--Societies and clubs.
  • World War II.
  • World War, 1914-1918--War work--Young Men's Christian Associations.
  • Yale University.
  • Yanjing da xue.
  • Young Women's Christian Association.

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Collection Inventory

Genealogical and Biographical material. 2 Boxes.

Genealogical Material. 1 Box.

Box 1.

Genealogical charts of the Speer and Bailey families. 1 Folder.

Material written re: Speer family genealogy. 1 Folder.

Bailey Family Genealogy. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous letters and biographical notes relating to the Speer family. 1 Folder.

Robert Elliott Speer to/from Robert B. Louden (cousin) re: family genealogy. 1 Folder.

Correspondence, pamphlets, biographical materials (originally in scrapbook compiled by Robert Elliott Speer). 2 Folders.

"Family Record" of Speer Family. 1 Item (Bound volume).

"Chronological Record"-- notes by Robert Elliott Speer re: memories, travels, important dates, etc. 1 Item (Bound volume).

"Recollections of My Father" and "Reminiscences" by Robert Elliott Speer. 1 Folder.

Biographical Material. 1 Box.

Box 2.

Biographical information on Robert Milton Speer, Robert Elliott Speer, and Emma Bailey Speer. 1 Folder.

Memorial tributes and Memorial service booklets--Robert Elliott Speer. 1 Folder.

Memorial tributes to Robert Elliott Speer. 2 Folders.

Memorial service booklets-- Robert Elliott Speer. 2 Folders.

Memorial tributes to Emma Bailey Speer. 2 Folders.

Clippings re: Robert Elliott Speer. 1 Folder.

Papers of Robert Elliott Speer. 18 Boxes.

Robert Speer (1803-1852). 1 Box.

Box 3.

Bound volume containing land deeds and letters. 1 Item (Volume contains: deeds from 1802 and 1826 in Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania, letters from cousin John Martin in Ireland, letters to mother, letters to wife and children, bills of sale, receipts).

Bound volume containing miscellaneous papers. 1 Item (Volume contains: citizenship papers, Masonic Lodge membership, postmaster credentials, correspondence relating to postmaster appointment, letters to wife, business correspondence, letters from son, George W. Speer).

Robert Milton Speer (1838-1890). 4 Boxes.

Box 4.

Letters from political and legal associates, 1860-1867. 3 Folders (54 letters).

Civil War Letters, 1862. 1 Folder (Two letters from soldiers to Speer regarding progress of war, Pennsylvania politics, government ethics).

Letters from Martha Ellen McMurtrie Speer, 1875-1876. 2 Folders (8 letters).

Letters written to Robert Milton Speer re: wife's death, 1876. 1 Folder (15 letters).

Certificates of Robert Milton Speer's election to Congress, 1870-1872. 1 Folder.

Robert Milton Speer's will. 1 Folder.

Box 5: Correspondence with his children.

Robert Milton Speer's letters to/from sons, 1881. 1 Folder.

Victor Speer to Robert Milton Speer, 1886-1887. 1 Folder.

Victor Speer-- Poems, 1883-1889. 1 Folder.

Victor Speer-- Essays. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Milton and Robert Elliott Speer on Victor Speer's death. 1 Folder.

Charles William Eliot to Victor Speer. 1 Folder.

Margaret Agnes Speer to Robert Milton Speer, 1881-1889. 1 Folder.

Box 6: Mary Cowen Speer to Robert Milton Speer.

1881-1883. 1 Folder.

1884. 1 Folder.

1885. 1 Folder.

1886. 1 Folder.

1887-1888. 1 Folder.

1889. 1 Folder.

Box 6a.
Robert Milton Speer's receipts, including children's tuition bills and academic reports. 1 Folder.

"Contents of Yellow Envelope"-- children's tution and academic reports. 1 Folder.

Additional tuition bills and grade reports. 1 Folder.

Legal receipts (?). 1 Folder.

Assorted receipts for goods, services rendered, etc. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous receipts, bills, clippings. 1 Folder.

Transcriptions of Robert Milton Speer's 1857 and 1858 diaries by Robert Elliott Speer. 1 Folder.

Line-a-day diaries, 1857-1884. 23 Items (1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884).

Robert Elliott Speer (1867-1947). 13 Boxes.

Box 7.

Bound volume of letters to Robert Milton Speer from Andover days, 1883-1884. 1 Item (approximately 180 pages).

Bound volume of letters to Robert Milton Speer from Andover days., 1884-1885. 1 Item (approximately 120 pages).

Bound volume of letters to Robert Elliott Speer from Robert Milton Speer, his sister Mary, his brother William, and letters from Robert Elliott Speer to his mother, future wife Emma, her parents (Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lukens Bailey), 1887-1888. 1 Item.

Account books of entire adult life, 1891-1947. 3 Items (1891-1906; 1907-1930; 1931-1947).

United States passports. 2 Items (1924 and 1939).

Miscellaneous letters and lecture notes. 1 Folder.

Financial papers re: estate of Robert Elliott Speer (1949) and Certificate of Devise (1951). 1 Folder.

Box 8: Incoming Letters to Robert Elliott Speer.

From Clara and Edward Stewart McMurtrie (also, Arthur McMurtrie to Robert Elliott Speer, Clara to Emma Bailey Speer), 1911-1946. 1 Folder (26 letters).

Miscellaneous letters. 1 Folder.

From the Speer children. 1 Folder.

From Elliott Speer, 1927-1931. 1 Folder (3 letters).

From William Speer, 1921-1930. 1 Folder (12 letters).

From friends re: death of Elliott Speer. 1 Folder (2 letters).

Scrapbook containing letters from friends and colleagues, memorabilia of William Speer, advertisments, bills, drawings, prayers, report cards, articles by Emma Bailey and Margaret Bailey Speer re: Robert Elliott Speer, honorary degrees. 1 Item.

Box 9: Outgoing letters of Robert Elliott Speer.

Miscellaneous letters to various family members., 1926-1935. 1 Folder (21 letters).

To Clara McMurtrie, 1911-1931. 1 Folder (86 letters).

To Clara McMurtrie, 1931-1936. 1 Folder (75 letters).

To Edward Stewart McMurtrie, 1911-1924 (Bulk, 1911-1914) . 1 Folder (67 letters).

To various family members while traveling, 1896-1897. 1 Folder (20 letters).

Miscellaneous letters and cables about Robert Elliott Speer's illness in Persia, 1896. 1 Folder.

To Elliott Speer, 1907-1915. 1 Folder (28 letters).

To Elliott Speer, 1926-1934. 1 Folder (40 letters).

To Elliott Speer, 1924-1929. 1 Folder.

To Elliott Speer, 1929-1934. 1 Folder.

To Constance Speer, 1910-1925. 1 Folder (54 letters).

To William Speer, 1915-1932. 1 Folder (45 letters).

To Bob (nephew), 1930. 1 Folder.

"Letters 1887-1892 to RES". 1 Item (Bound volume).

Box 10: Letters of Robert Elliott Speer to Margaret Bailey Speer.

23 Jan 1907-24 Oct 1915. 1 Folder (37 letters).

30 Sept 1917-16 Oct 1921. 1 Folder (52 letters).

23 Oct 1921-21 Apr 1925. 1 Folder (35 letters).

10 Sept 1925-31 Jan 1928. 1 Folder (19 letters).

6 June 1928-23 Apr 1929. 1 Folder (16 letters).

5 June 1929-16 Apr 1932. 1 Folder (35 letters).

4 May 1932-29 Nov 1933. 1 Folder (42 letters).

5 Jan 1934-24 July 1934. 1 Folder (23 letters).

21 Aug 1934-19 Jan 1935. 1 Folder (25 letters).

29 Jan 1935-21 Nov 1935. 1 Folder (25 letters).

6 Dec 1935-21 May 1936. 1 Folder (23 letters).

8 June 1936-26 July 1937. 1 Folder (35 letters).

1 Nov 1941-20 Jan 1942. 1 Folder (8 letters).

1934-1937. 1 Folder.

1945-1947. 1 Folder.

To Margaret Bailey Speer--carbon copies. 2 Folders.

Box 11: Letters of Robert Elliott Speer to Emma Bailey Speer.

4 Dec 1891-27 Apr 1892. 1 Folder (35 letters).

28 Apr 1892-7 June 1892. 1 Folder (36 letters).

8 June 1892-25 July 1892. 1 Folder (24 letters).

26 July 1892-9 Sept 1892. 1 Folder (23 letters).

10 Sept 1892-7 Oct 1892. 1 Folder (24 letters).

Box 12: Letters of Robert Elliott Speer to Emma Bailey Speer continued.

8 Oct 1892-17 Nov 1892. 1 Folder (35 letters).

18 Nov 1892-19 Dec 1892. 1 Folder (25 letters).

20 Dec 1892-29 Jan 1893. 1 Folder (39 letters).

1 Feb 1893- 28 Feb 1893. 1 Folder.

Box 13: Letters of Robert Elliott Speer to Emma Bailey Speer continued.

1 Mar 1893-30 Mar 1893. 1 Folder (27 letters).

3 Apr 1893-16 Apr 1893. 1 Folder (13 letters).

15 Jan 1894-13 Sept 1898. 1 Folder (51 letters).

8 Jan 1900-29 Oct 1901. 1 Folder (61 letters).

1 July 1902-28 Oct 1902. 1 Folder (35 letters).

19 June 1903-25 Oct 1903. 1 Folder (16 letters).

23 May 1904-27 Dec 1905. 1 Folder (49 letters).

Box 14: Letters of Robert Elliott Speer to Emma Bailey Speer continued.

1 Mar 1906-28 Dec 1906. 1 Folder (46 letters).

13 Jan 1907-25 Nov 1907. 1 Folder (58 letters).

11 Jan 1908-30 Dec 1908. 1 Folder (18 letters).

6 May 1909-8 July 1909. 1 Folder (7 letters, plus cables and itinerary).

9 July 1909-26 Oct 1909. 1 Folder (13 letters).

5 Jan 1910-19 Jan 1910. 1 Folder (16 letters, plus cables).

14 Jan 1911-14 Nov 1911. 1 Folder (45 letters).

12 Jan 1912-10 Nov 1912. 1 Folder (16 letters).

21 Jan 1913-31 Dec 1913. 1 Folder (38 letters).

1 Jan 1914-4 Oct 1914. 1 Folder (32 letters).

12 Apr 1915-7 Sept 1915. 1 Folder (33 letters).

8 Sept 1915-11 Dec 1916. 1 Folder (47 letters).

Box 15: Letters of Robert Elliott Speer to Emma Bailey Speer continued.

17 Jan 1917-25 Dec 1918. 1 Folder (41 letters).

7 Jan 1919-27 May 1919. 1 Folder (53 letters).

3 Aug 1921-30 Sept 1921. 1 Folder (22 letters).

6 Oct 1921-20 May 1922. 1 Folder (22 letters).

14 Sept 1922-31 Dec 1923. 1 Folder (26 letters).

7 Feb 1924-12 Dec 1924. 1 Folder (46 letters).

12 Jan 1925-30 June 1926. 1 Folder (38 letters).

2 Oct 1926-12 Nov 1927. 1 Folder (56 letters).

5 Jan 1927-30 Nov 1927. 1 Folder (56 letters).

6 Jan 1928-24 Oct 1928. 1 Folder (47 letters).

15 Jan 1929-15 Dec 1929. 1 Folder (47 letters).

Box 16: Letters of Robert Elliott Speer to Emma Bailey Speer continued.

21 Jan 1930-17 June 1930. 1 Folder (50 letters).

23 June 1930-23 Nov 1930. 1 Folder (53 letters).

18 Feb 1931-11 Dec 1931. 1 Folder (62 letters).

20 Jan 1932-24 Oct 1932. 1 Folder (77 letters).

21 Jan 1933-25 Nov 1933. 1 Folder (56 letters).

3 Mar 1934-28 Aug 1934. 1 Folder (51 letters).

8 Mar 1935-28 Dec 1935. 1 Folder (73 letters).

4 Feb 1936-28 Nov 1936. 1 Folder (66 letters).

Box 17: Letters of Robert Elliott Speer to Emma Bailey Speer continued.

28 Jan 1937-8 Nov 1937. 1 Folder (34 letters).

28 Feb 1938-16 Nov 1938. 1 Folder (25 letters).

19 Feb 1939-9 Nov 1939. 1 Folder (30 letters).

11 Feb 1940-6 Dec 1940. 1 Folder (56 letters).

20 Jan 1941-4 Nov 1941. 1 Folder (70 letters).

7 Jan 1942-24 Apr 1942. 1 Folder (56 letters).

24 Apr 1942-2 Dec 1942. 1 Folder (57 letters).

8 Jan 1943-21 Apr 1943. 1 Folder (66 letters).

17 May 1943-16 Nov 1943. 1 Folder (50 letters).

4 Dec 1943-12 Oct 1947. 1 Folder (54 letters).

Box 18.

5-year line-a-day diaries, 1937-1946. 2 Items.

Medallion from the Ulster-Irish Society of New York, 1941. 1 Item.

Typed lists of books in Robert Elliott Speer's personal library and records of their dispersal after his death. 1 Folder.

Pamphlets published by Robert Elliott Speer, 1889-1951. 1 Folder (1) "The Liberalistic Temper," Valedictory Oration from Princeton, 19 June 1889 2) "Ring in the New," 1923 3) "'Re-thinking Missions' Examined," 1933 4) "A Foreign Missionary Appraisal," 1 Jan 1937 5) "One Century Past, Another to Come," 1937 6) "What Consitutes a Missionary Call," 1944 7) "The Fellowship of the Spirit," Easter/Pentacost 1947 8) "Not Against One Another but Together," Baccalaureate Sermon, The Hill School, 8 June 1947 9) "Basic Problems Challenging Foreign Missions," published posthumorously, 1951 10) "The Spiritual Resources of Christian Higher Education" 11) "A Frank Talk about Gambling and Betting" 12) "Some Changing and Unchanging Things in Foreign Missions" 13) "What the Church May Expect of its Schools and Colleges" 14) "The Christian Gentleman" 15) "Are Foreign Missions Done For?" 16) "Returning Jerusalem to Jesus" 17) "What Shall I Do After the War" 18) "Christian Tithing, a Privilege" ).

Box 18a.

"Memorial of Elliott Speer". 2 Items (Bound volumes).

"Memorial of Elliott Speer". 2 Items (Manuscripts).

Letters to Margaret Bailey Speer, Constance Speer Barbour, and Robert F. Barbour (in China and England, respectively) from Robert Elliott Speer, re: Elliott Speer's murder, 1934. 1 Folder (3 letters, plus copies).

"Deacon," vols. 1 and 2. 2 Items (Bound volumes).

Material correspondence. 2 Folders.

"Eleanor"-- reflections by RES and EBS on death of their child Eleanor, later additions on death of oldest son Elliott. 3 Items (Bound volume, plus 2 enlargements).

Personal Bible of Robert Elliott Speer, annotated. 1 Item.

Map of tramps. 2 Items (2 copies).

"Random Personal Recollections". 1 Item (Bound volume).

"Childhood-Boyhood". 1 Item (Bound volume of letters).

"Letters of my Father and Mother, and some from Will, Mary, and some to them", 1875-1886. 1 Item (Bound volume).

Robert Elliott Speer's notes. 1 Folder.

Papers of Emma Bailey Speer. 16 Boxes.

Emma Bailey Speer (1872-1961). 16 Boxes.

Box 19: Records of the Doll Family.

Old family papers, including promissory notes, land deeds, receipts, hymns. 1 Folder.

Letters to Sarah Elder Doll on the death of her husband, Gilbert Martin McCauley (Emma Bailey Speer's aunt and uncle), 1901. 1 Folder (17 letters).

Miscellaneous letters to Emma Bailey Speer from Bailey relatives and clippings of family events, 1898-1963. 1 Folder (12 letters, plus clippings).

Letters to Emma Bailey and Robert Elliott Speer, and to Emma Harriet Bailey (EBS' mother) from her father, Charles Lukens Bailey, 1891-1898. 1 Folder (6 letters).

Letters from Emma Harriet Bailey to Emma Bailey Speer, from Sarah McAllister Elder (EBS' grandmother) to Emma Harriet Bailey, from friends to Emma Bailey Speer, and from M.L. Hayes to Robert Elliott Speer's mother., 1890-1912. 1 Folder (37 letters).

Letters from Emma Bailey Speer to her parents, sister Fay, 1884-1905. 1 Folder (16 letters).

Memorial tributes to Charles Lukens Bailey and Emma Harriet Bailey, 1909, 1912. 1 Folder.

Clippings re: Charles Lukens Bailey. 1 Folder.

Box 20.

Undated devotional materials authored by Emma Bailey Speer. 3 Folders.

Talks and speeches, 1921-1955. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous notes, prayers, travel writings, and memorials of college friends. 1 Folder.

Box 21. 1 Box.

Diaries, 1897-1959. 11 Items (1) 1 Jan 1887-25 July 1896 2) 18 Feb 1897-25 June 1897 3) 1 July 1897-10 Aug 1897 4) 3 Jan 1926-31 Dec 1926 5) 1 Jan 1927-27 Nov 1927 6) 1 Jan 1947-31 Dec 1951 7) 1 Jan 1952-30 Dec 1956 8) 1957 9 & 10) 1958 11) 1959).

Address books. 2 Items.

Commonplace books. 2 Items.

Birthday book. 1 Item.

U.S. passports. 3 Items (1926, 1929, 1949).

Day book. 1 Item.

Marriage announcement: Robert Elliott Speer to Emma Doll Bailey. 2 Items.

Box 22: Incoming letters to Emma Bailey Speer.

From Herbert Hoover, 1920, 1931. 1 Folder (4 letters).

From John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1919-1932. 1 Folder (4 letters).

From Elizabeth Cutter Morrow (Mrs. Dwight Morrow), 1921-1938. 1 Folder (5 letters).

From Robert Sherwood, 1954. 1 Folder (1 letter).

From Ida Tarbell, 1937. 1 Folder (1 letter).

From Alys Pearsall Smith Russell, 1890. 1 Folder (1 letter).

From Grace Dodge and Mabel Cratty, 1910, 1919, 1921. 1 Folder (3 letters).

From Jessie Willcox Smith, 1923. 1 Folder (1 letter).

From M. Carey Thomas, 1918. 1 Folder (2 letters).

Miscellaneous letters from close friends and relatives, 1899-1952. 2 Folders.

From Helen W. Coleman, 1901-1917. 1 Folder (15 letters).

From the Princeton Theological Seminary, 1957-1959. 1 Folder.

From Housatonic Regional High School, 1953. 1 Folder.

Box 23.

Letters to Emma Bailey Speer re: engagement to Robert Elliott Speer, 1892. 1 Folder (22 letters).

To Florence E. Smith, 1914-1922. 1 Folder (14 letters).

To Sarah Belknap "Belle" Sherwood Hawkes, 1897-1916. 1 Folder (NOTE: Hawkes' papers can be found at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois).

From missionaries in Persia, 1896-1916. 1 Folder.

To Emma Bailey Speer, re: Robert Elliott Speer in Persia, 1922. 1 Folder (9 letters ).

To Emma Bailey Speer re: election to the presidency of the YWCA, 1915. 1 Folder (28 letters).

To Miss Lambart re: Emma Bailey Speer's resignation from the presidency of the YWCA, 1932. 1 Folder (41 letters).

Box 24.

Miscellaneous letters to Emma Bailey Speer, 1896-1960. 2 Folders (approximately 40 letters).

To Emma Bailey Speer on Robert Elliott Speer's death, 1947. 1 Folder (46 letters).

To Emma Bailey Speer, thanking her for gift of Robert Elliott Speer's "Five Minutes a Day", 1948-1949. 3 Folders.

To Emma Bailey Speer re: death of Michu Kawali, Bryn Mawr 1904 and Japanese graduate. 1 Folder.

Box 25: Outgoing letters of Emma Bailey Speer.

To parents, Mary Cowen Speer re: Robert Elliott Speer's sickness in Persia, 1896. 1 Folder (12 letters ).

To Margaret Bailey Speer, 1905-1920. 1 Folder (25 letters).

To Margaret Bailey Speer, 1921-1937. 1 Folder (39 letters).

To Elliott, Constance (Pat), and William Speer, 1906-1951. 1 Folder (15 letters).

To Mrs. A.H.F. Barbour, 1920-1928. 1 Folder (11 letters).

To Mrs. John J. Egan, 1939-1943. 1 Folder (14 letters).

YWCA correspondence, 1918-1930. 1 Folder (9 letters).

Box 26: Letters of Emma Bailey Speer to Robert Elliott Speer.

Emma Bailey Speer to Robert Elliott Speer-- undated. 4 Folders.

1891-1892. 1 Folder (49 letters).

1891-1892. 1 Folder (30 letters).

1891-1893. 1 Folder (26 letters).

1892-1893. 1 Folder (29 letters).

Box 27: Letters of Emma Bailey Speer to Robert Elliott Speer continued.

1892-1893. 1 Folder (35 letters).

1892-1893. 1 Folder (33 letters).

1892-1893. 1 Folder (31 letters).

1892-1893. 1 Folder (28 letters).

1892-1893. 1 Folder (12 letters).

Box 28: Letters of Emma Bailey Speer to Robert Elliott Speer continued.

1893-1894. 1 Folder (54 letters).

1895-1896. 1 Folder (36 letters).

1898-1899. 1 Folder (26 letters).

1899. 1 Folder (20 letters).

1899-1900. 1 Folder (12 letters).

1901. 1 Folder (25 letters).

Box 29: Letters of Emma Bailey Speer to Robert Elliott Speer continued.

7 July 1901-24 June 1902. 1 Folder (21 letters).

5 July 1902-6 Sept 1902. 1 Folder (13 letters).

8 Sept 1902-20 Dec 1904. 1 Folder (24 letters).

8 May 1905-3 July 1906. 1 Folder (17 letters).

29 Sept 1906-17 Jan 1907. 1 Folder (16 letters).

20 Jan 1907-24 Sept 1908. 1 Folder (20 letters).

31 Mar 1909-31 May 1909. 1 Folder (21 letters).

Box 30: Letters of Emma Bailey Speer to Robert Elliott Speer continued.

4 June 1909-11 Oct 1909. 1 Folder (19 letters).

15 Feb 1910-12 Nov 1911. 1 Folder (25 letters).

9 Mar 1912-16 Oct 1914. 1 Folder (24 letters).

11 Apr 1915-8 May 1915. 1 Folder (20 letters).

10 May 1915-17 July 1915. 1 Folder (27 letters).

18 July 1915-7 Sept 1915. 1 Folder (18 letters).

10 Sept 1915-30 Sept 1916. 1 Folder (21 letters).

1 Oct 1916-3 Sept 1919. 1 Folder (20 letters).

1920. 1 Folder (9 letters).

Box 31: Letters of Emma Bailey Speer to Robert Elliott Speer continued.

21 Feb 1921-25 Sept 1921. 1 Folder (22 letters).

2 Oct 1921-Sept 1923. 1 Folder (19 letters ).

21 Feb 1924-6 Nov 1925. 1 Folder (22 letters).

1 Sept 1926-3 Oct 1927. 1 Folder (26 letters).

20 Apr 1928-3 Oct 1928. 1 Folder (16 letters).

4 May 1929-21 July 1929. 1 Folder (29 letters).

14 Aug 1929-20 July 1930. 1 Folder (31 letters).

18 Aug 1930-28 May 1932. 1 Folder (26 letters).

Box 32: Letters of Emma Bailey Speer to Robert Elliott Speer continued.

14 June 1932-5 Dec 1932. 1 Folder (28 letters).

21 Jan 1933-27 May 1934. 1 Folder (32 letters).

3 June 1934- 26 Aug 1934. 1 Folder (14 letters).

25 Mar 1935- 30 July 1935. 1 Folder (22 letters).

2 Aug 1935-29 July 1936. 1 Folder (27 letters).

6 Aug 1936-2 Dec 1936. 1 Folder (23 letters).

28 Jan 1937-Nov 1937. 1 Folder (21 letters).

Box 33: Letters of Emma Bailey Speer to Robert Elliott Speer continued.

23 Apr 1938-20 Feb 1940. 1 Folder (33 letters).

22 Feb 1940-1 Dec 1940. 1 Folder (30 letters).

20 Jan 1941-20 Mar 1941. 1 Folder (25 letters).

20 June 1941-31 Jan 1942. 1 Folder (35 letters).

1 Feb 1941-23 June 1942. 1 Folder (32 letters).

23 Aug 1942-1 Dec 1942. 1 Folder (39 letters).

1 Jan 1943-27 Feb 1943. 1 Folder (36 letters).

1 Mar 194309 Dec 1943. 1 Folder (33 letters).

22 Feb 1944-22 Aug 1944. 1 Folder (38 letters).

16 Jan 1945-30 Mar 1947. 1 Folder (25 letters).

Box 34.

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, announcing honorary degree. 1 Item.

Housatonic Valley Regional High School Award of Merit. 1 Item.

Bryn Mawr College Alumni Bulletin- Distinguished Service. 5 Items (5 copies).

Bryn Mawr College Distinguished Service award. 1 Item.

Miscellaneous correspondence. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous family correspondence. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous material. 1 Folder.

Papers of Margaret Bailey Speer. 17 Boxes.

Margaret Bailey Speer (1900-1997). 17 Boxes.

Box 35: Letters to family from school years.

1910-1916. 1 Folder (10 letters).

1918-28 May 1919. 1 Folder (38 letters).

30 Aug 1919-18 Dec 1919. 1 Folder (22 letters).

25 Jan 1920-5 Dec 1920. 1 Folder (36 letters).

10 Apr 1921-1 June 1922. 1 Folder (18 letters).

17 July 1923-12 Dec 1923. 1 Folder (30 letters).

17 Jan 1924-14 Dec 1924. 1 Folder (43 letters).

8 Jan 1925- 28 Apr 1925. 1 Folder (29 letters).

Bryn Mawr College course book. 1 Item.

Box 36: Letters from China.

27 Aug 1925-29 Oct 1925. 1 Folder (20 letters).

31 Oct 1925-24 Dec 1925. 1 Folder (12 letters).

3 Jan 1926-26 May 1926. 1 Folder (18 letters).

28 Mar 1926-13 June 1926. 1 Folder (17 letters).

27 Oct 1926-27 Dec 1926. 1 Folder (9 letters).

7 Mar 1927-26 June 1927. 1 Folder (19 letters).

7 July 1927-29 Dec 1927. 1 Folder (15 letters).

26 Feb 1928-30 Dec 1928. 1 Folder (17 letters).

3 Feb 1929-15 Dec 1929. 1 Folder (34 letters).

2 Jan 1930-19 Aug 1930. 1 Folder (23 letters).

2 Aug 1931-6 Dec 1931. 1 Folder (14 letters).

Box 37: Letters from China continued.

1 Jan 1932-25 Dec 1932. 1 Folder (28 letters).

9 Jan 1933-17 Dec 1933. 1 Folder (37 letters).

21 Jan 1934-25 Dec 1934. 1 Folder (33 letters).

13 Jan 1935-28 Dec 1935. 1 Folder (33 letters).

5 Jan 1936-27 Dec 1936. 1 Folder (30 letters).

3 Jan 1937-26 Dec 1937. 1 Folder (30 letters).

Box 38: Letters from China continued.

4 Jan 1938-18 Dec 1938. 1 Folder (37 letters).

1 Jan 1939-31 Dec 1939. 1 Folder (51 letters).

9 Jan 1940-29 Dec 1940. 1 Folder (58 letters).

5 Jan 1941-7 Dec 1941. 1 Folder (47 letters).

15 Jan 1942-30 Dec 1942. 1 Folder (30 letters, plus cables and other material).

5 Jan 1943-11 Oct 1943. 1 Folder (30 letters, plus cables and other material).

Box 39: Letters from China continued.

Letters to Margaret Bailey Speer and Augusta Wagner from Yenching friends and colleagues, 1943-1946. 1 Folder (16 letters).

Letters to "Dear Friends and Relatives", 1941-1944. 1 Folder.

Printed material re: Yenching. 1 Folder.

Texts of speeches given by Margaret Bailey Speer on wartime China, 1944-1946. 1 Folder.

Yenching publicity material. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous printed material. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous correspondence about China, 1927-1944. 1 Folder (6 letters).

Miscellaneous China material. 1 Folder.

Box 40.

Yenching correspondence post-repatriation. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous China materials from time abroad/re: "Letters from Yenching". 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous China material. 1 Folder.

Autochromes of sights around Peiping. 1 Folder.

Articles written by Margaret Bailey Speer re: China. 1 Folder.

Box 41: Talks and Speeches at Shipley.

Chapel talks and notes. 5 Folders.

Box 42: Talks and Speeches at Shipley continued.

Shipley Vespers, 1944-1965. 4 Folders.

Speeches to non-Shipley organizations, 1944-1970. 2 Folders.

Box 43: Talks and Speeches at Shipley continued.

Senior Banner. 2 Folders.

Christmas Vespers. 1 Folder.

Christmas Dinner. 1 Folder.

Commencement Addresses, 1952-1965. 1 Folder.

Verse talks given mostly at Senior Dinner. 2 Folders.

Shipley publications re: Margaret Bailey Speer. 1 Folder.

Box 44.

Speeches to Parents. 2 Folders.

Speeches to Alumnae. 2 Folders.

Miscellaneous speeches, "J.T. Stokes" poem, Yarnell auditorium speech, other Shipley items. 1 Folder.

Obituaries written by Margaret Bailey Speer. 1 Folder.

Shipley historical material. 1 Folder.

Articles written by Margaret Bailey Speer for "Concern" magazine, re: Bible studies. 1 Folder.

Letters to Augusta Wagner, 1952. 1 Folder (4 letters).

Letters to Emma Bailey Speer, 11 July 1952-3 Aug 1952. 1 Folder (11 letters).

Box 45.

Letters to Margaret Bailey Speer re: appointment as Shipley principal, 1944-1945. 1 Folder.

Letters from Marianne Moore to Margaret Bailey Speer and Augusta Wager, 1962-1964. 1 Folder (8 letters).

Letter from Harry Emerson Fosdick to Margaret Bailey Speer, 1924. 1 Folder (1 letter).

Letter from Adlai Stevenson to Augusta Wagner, 1952. 1 Folder (1 letter).

Letter from Anna M. Rosenberg to Augusta Wagner, 1952. 1 Folder (1 letter).

Correspondence re: National Association of Private Schools for Girls. 1 Folder.

Letters written to Margaret Bailey Speer on her retirement from Shipley, 1965. 5 Folders.

Box 46.

Transcriptions from Margaret Bailey Speer's line-a-day diaries, 1918-1922. 1 Folder.

Notes for "Talk on RES" and "The YWCA, Then and Now", 1967, 1977. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous letters from M. Carey Thomas, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Edith Finch (Countess Russell), 1921, 1970s. 1 Folder (8 letters).

Letters to Margaret Bailey Speer on Robert Elliott Speer's death, 1947. 1 Folder.

Letters to Margaret Bailey Speer on Emma Bailey Speer's death, 1961. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous correspondence: inquires about Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer. 1 Folder.

Correspondence with the Princeton Theological Seminary. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous clippings, printed material re: Margaret Bailey Speer. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous Shipley material. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous letters re: Robert Elliott Speer. 1 Folder.

Box 47: Lower Merion Human Rights Council material.

Miscellaneous clippings, organizational information, meeting notes. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous clippings re: school segregation and student initiatives. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous clippings and correspondence re: school segregation (racial and religious). 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous clippings and correspondence re: NAACP/school demands. 1 Folder.

Membership details, etc. 1 Folder.

Correspondence and meeting minutes. 1 Folder.

Box 48: Lower Merion Human Rights Council material continued.

Contents of Margaret Bailey Speer's Human Relations Council looseleaf binder, "Minutes, etc.". 2 Folders.

Box 49.

Datebooks, 1966-1995. 30 Items.

Box 50.

Datebooks, 1945-1965. 20 Items.

Box 51.

Correspondence and clippings re: Maude Royden. 1 Folder.

Material re: death of Fung Kei. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous Margaret Bailey Speer material. 1 Folder.

Correspondence re: "Recollections of Margaret Bailey Speer" by Trina Vaux. 1 Folder.

Margaret Bailey Speer correspondence with Bryn Mawr re: Speer Family Papers. 1 Folder.

Papers of Elliott Speer. 8 Boxes.

Elliott Speer (1898-1934). 8 Boxes.

Box 52: Elliott Speer's letters to his family.

1904-1908. 1 Folder (37 letters).

1909-1911. 1 Folder (24 letters).

1913. 1 Folder (47 letters).

Jan 1914-June 1914. 1 Folder (41 letters).

Oct 1914- Jan 1915. 1 Folder (50 letters).

Feb 1915-June 1916. 1 Folder (42 letters).

Jan 1916- Fall 1916. 1 Folder (17 letters).

Spring 1917-Fall 1918. 1 Folder (37 letters).

Mar 1919-Oct 1919. 1 Folder (22 letters).

Oct 1919-Sept 1920. 1 Folder (15 letters).

Box 53: Letters to family continued.

1920-1922. 1 Folder (14 letters).

1924-1927. 1 Folder (57 letters).

Mar 1929-Oct 1930. 1 Folder (42 letters).

Nov 1930-June 1931. 1 Folder (34 letters).

July 1931-Dec 1932. 1 Folder (45 letters, plus daily activity log).

Jan 1933-Dec 1933. 1 Folder (39 letters).

Jan 1934-Sept 1934. 1 Folder (51 letters).

Correspondence between Henry Welles and Elliott and Holly Speer (Elliott's wife), 1931-1934. 1 Folder (13 letters).

Correspondence between Mrs. Coleman and Elliott Speer, 1911-1934. 1 Folder.

Correspondence between Elliott Speer and others re: Mt. Hermon, 1927-1934. 1 Folder.

Notes on pacificism and statement of faith. 1 Folder.

Box 54.

Correspondence re: Northfield controversy. 1 Folder.

Correspondence between Robert Elliott and Elliott Speer and the Moody family. 1 Folder.

Thesis summary and letters from Scotland. 1 Folder.

Elliott Speer's sermons and notes. 8 Folders.

Box 55: Robert Elliott Speer's organization for "Memorial".

Ancestry, Boyhood, Andover (Ch. 1 and 2). 1 Folder.

Diamond Pond and Canada (Ch. 3). 1 Folder.

Edinburgh 1921-1922 (Ch. 6). 3 Folders.

Bethlehem (Ch. 7). 1 Folder.

Lafayette (Ch. 8). 3 Folders.

Scotland (Ch. 10). 1 Folder.

Visit to English Schools (Ch. 11). 2 Folders.

Box 56: "Memorial" organization continued.

Headmaster at Mt. Hermon (Ch. 13). 2 Folders.

Thoughts on Education (Ch. 14). 1 Folder.

Friendship for People and Books (Ch. 15). 1 Folder.

In Memorium (Ch. 17). 1 Folder.

Letters sent to Robert Elliott Speer on Elliott Speer's death. 1 Folder.

Tributes to Elliott Speer, sent to Robert Elliott Speer. 1 Folder.

Correspondence between Robert Elliott and Holly Speer, 1934-1935. 1 Folder.

Elliott Speer's financial records, compiled by Robert Elliott Speer. 1 Folder.

Correspondence and statements re: Elliott Speer's estate. 1 Folder.

Correspondence between Robert Elliott Speer and others, 1934-1935. 1 Folder.

Box 57.

Elliott Speer's war diaries, 6 May 1917-7 Jan 1918. 2 Items (Original manuscript).

Typed transcription of war diaries. 1 Folder (2 copies).

Yearbook from Andover. 1 Item.

Box 58.

Elliott Speer printed materials. 1 Folder.

Family of Elliott Speer materials. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer letter to Elliott Speer, 1929. 1 Folder (1 letter).

Elliott Speer writings and speeches. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous. 1 Folder.

Yankee Trader magazine with article re: Elliott Speer murder. 2 Items.

Box 59.

Scrapbook with clippings re: Elliott Speer's death. 1 Item.

Newspapers and other publications. 1) Northfield Herald 2) The Hermonite 3) The Mount Hermon Alumni Quarterly 4) The Phillipian 5) The Northfield Alumnae Chronicle.

Mt. Hermon Board of Trustees material. 1 Folder.

Papers of William Speer. 2 Boxes.

William Speer (1910-1985). 2 Boxes.

Box 60.

Letters from William Speer to Elliott Speer. 1 Folder.

Letters from Elliott Speer to William Speer. 1 Folder.

Letters from William Speer to Margaret Bailey Speer. 1 Folder.

Letters from Margaret Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1926-1957. 1 Folder.

Letters from William Speer to Constance (Pat) Speer, 1925. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous letters to William Speer, 1937-1964. 1 Folder.

Letters from Elizabeth Lester Speer (Betty, William's wife) to Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer. 1 Folder (NOTE: "Ganny/Granny" is Emma Bailey Speer "Wobby" is Robert Elliott Speer "Enny" is Betty Speer).

William Speer at Hotchkiss material. 1 Folder.

Letters from Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer to Constance (Pat) Speer, 1924-1926. 1 Folder.

Letters from Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer to Constance (Pat) Speer, 1927-1940. 1 Folder.

Box 61: Letters between William Speer and his parents.

Letters to William Speer re: Robert Elliott Speer's death. 1 Folder.

Correspondence between William Speer and the police re: Elliott Speer's murder, 1938-1939. 1 Folder.

Letters from Robert Elliott Speer to Emma Bailey Speer, sent to William Speer by his mother. 1 Folder.

Robert Elliott Speer to William Speer, 1920-1936. 1 Folder.

Robert Elliott Speer to William Speer, 1929-1931. 1 Folder.

Robert Elliott Speer to William Speer, 1932-1935. 1 Folder.

Robert Elliott Speer to William Speer, 1936-1937. 1 Folder.

Robert Elliott Speer to William Speer, 1938-1939. 1 Folder.

Robert Elliott Speer to William Speer, 1940. 1 Folder.

Robert Elliott Speer to William Speer, 1941. 1 Folder.

Robert Elliott Speer to William Speer, 1942-1943. 1 Folder.

Robert Elliott Speer to William Speer, 1945. 1 Folder.

Robert Elliott Speer to William Speer, 1946. 1 Folder.

Robert Elliott Speer to William Speer, 1947. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer--undated. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1920s. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1930s. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1934-1935. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1936. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1937. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1938. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1939. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1940. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1940-1941. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1942-1943. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1944-1945. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1946-1947. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1948. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1949. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1950. 1 Folder.

Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer, 1957. 1 Folder.

Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer to William Speer. 1 Folder.

William Speer to Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer, 1910-1924. 1 Folder.

William Speer to Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer, 1924-1929. 1 Folder.

William Speer to Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer, 1929-1933. 2 Folders.

William Speer to Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer, 1933-1936. 1 Folder.

William Speer to Robert Elliott and Emma Bailey Speer, 1936-1943. 2 Folders.

Miscellaneous material. 1 Box.

Photographs.

Box 62.

Cartes-de-visite of Emma Bailey Speer. 1 Folder.

Loose Yenching photos. 1 Folder.

Margaret Bailey Speer's loose album page. 1 Folder.

Yenching views. 1 Folder.

Crocheted baby sock. 1 Item.

Margaret Bailey Speer's portrait for the National Cyclopedia of Amerian Biography. 1 Folder.

Album of family photographs. 1 Item.

"Presented to R.E. Speer by First Presbyterian Congregation, Huntingdon, PA": views of Huntingdon. 1 Item.

"Diamond Pond" album. 1 Item.

"Family Album". 1 Item (early cartes-de-visite and photographs of the family, Diamond Pond, Peiping, and Rockledge).

Miscellany.

Box 62 continued.

Cassette tapes with oral histories by C. Rittenhouse 1) Y.P. and V.K. Mei 2) Knight Biggerstaff 3) Harold Shaddick. 5 Items.

English Presbyterian Congregation of Harrisburg Sesquicentennial book. 1 Item.

Huntingdon Bicentennial material. 1 Items.

Religious pamphlets.

Edward Bailey tributes. 2 Items.

Miscellaneous Speer materials re: cousins. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous Speer materials. 2 Folders.

Miscellaneous Speer letters. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous Speer materials re: Robert Elliott Speer's estate. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous Speer materials, mostly re: Speer Library at Princeton Theological Seminary. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous Speer material, mostly remembrances of Robert Elliott Speer. 1 Folder.

Miscellaneous newspapers and letters. 1 Folder.

Satterthwaite supplement. 7 Boxes.

Robert Milton Speer. 2 Boxes.

Box 63.

Biographical sketches. 1 Folder.

Cassville letters, 1856-1859. 1 Folder.

Cassville teaching. 1 Folder.

Engagement to Martha Ellen McMurtrie. 1 Folder.

Letters from Martha Ellen McMurtrie. 1 Folder.

Letters to Martha Ellen McMurtrie. 1 Folder.

Letters to Martha Ellen McMurtrie, 1871. 1 Folder.

Letters to Martha Ellen McMurtrie, 1872. 1 Folder.

Letters to Martha Ellen McMurtrie, 1873. 1 Folder.

Letters to Martha Ellen McMurtrie, 1874. 1 Folder.

Letters to Martha Ellen McMurtrie, 1875. 1 Folder.

Letters to William McMurtrie Speer. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Elliott Speer. 1 Folder.

Robert Milton Speer's books. 1 Folder.

Box 64.

Speeches. 1 Folder.

Letters on Politics. 1 Folder.

Writings and poems (part 1). 1 Folder.

Writings and poems (part 2). 1 Folder.

Dialogues and poems. 1 Folder.

Robert Milton and William McMurtrie Speer's school papers. 1 Folder.

Letters from friends (women at Cassville). 1 Folder.

Public notices and carrier's address. 1 Folder.

State politics. 1 Folder.

Legal matters. 1 Folder.

Bills. 1 Folder.

Papers on Robert Milton Speer's illness and death. 1 Folder.

Will and estate. 1 Folder.

Condolence letters. 1 Folder.

Impossible to categorize. 1 Folder.

Photograph. 1 Folder.

William McMurtrie Speer (1865-1923). 3 Boxes.

Box 65.

Obituaries. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Milton Speer, Jan-June 1879. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Milton Speer, Sept 1879-June 1880. 1 Folder.

Hill School grades. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Milton Speer, Sept 1880-June 1881. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Milton Speer, Sept 1881-June 1882. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Milton Speer, Sept 1882-June 1883. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Milton Speer, Oct 1883-June 1884. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Milton Speer, July 1884-Dec 1884. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Milton Speer, NYC, Jan 1885-Dec 1885. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Milton Speer, Jan 1886-Dec 1886. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Milton Speer, Jan 1887-Dec 1887. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Milton Speer, Jan 1888-Dec 1888. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Milton Speer, 1889. 1 Folder.

Box 66.

Letters to Martha Ellen McMurtrie Speer, 1872. 1 Folder.

Letters from Martha Ellen McMurtrie Speer. 1 Folder.

Early letters and essays. 1 Folder.

List of William McMurtrie Speer's books, 1880's. 1 Folder.

Letters from Margaret Post. 1 Folder.

Wedding information. 1 Folder.

Correspondence with Richard B. Post. 1 Folder.

Letters from Mary Cowen Speer. 1 Folder.

Letters from Margaret Agnes Speer. 1 Folder.

Letters from Robert Elliott Speer. 1 Folder.

Letters from Clara McMurtrie. 1 Folder.

Letters from Edward Stewart McMurtrie. 1 Folder.

Letters from Margaret McMutrie (grandmother). 1 Folder.

Letters from William E. McMurtrie (grandfather). 1 Folder.

Letters from Minnie McMurtrie. 1 Folder.

Letters from stray relatives. 1 Folder.

Box 67.

Letters from friends. 1 Folder.

Letters from lady friends. 1 Folder.

Business letters. 1 Folder.

Health. 1 Folder.

Finances. 1 Folder.

Letters about William McMurtrie Speer. 1 Folder.

Letters from Margaret Howard Speer Satterthwaite. 1 Folder.

Margaret Howard Speer Satterthwaite. 1 Box.

Box 67 continued.

Letters from Clara McMurtrie Speer. 1 Folder.

Letters from Robert Elliott Speer. 1 Folder.

Letters from Emma Bailey Speer. 1 Folder.

Letters from Mary Cowen Speer. 1 Folder.

Elliott Speer. 1 Folder.

Huntingdon High School Graduation Program. 1 Folder.

Victor Speer (1872-1909).

Box 68. 2 Boxes.

Photographs. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Milton Speer. 1 Folder.

Letters to William McMurtrie Speer. 1 Folder.

Letters from William McMurtrie Speer. 1 Folder.

Letters to Robert Elliott Speer. 1 Folder.

School reports. 1 Folder.

Andover problem. 1 Folder.

Writings. 1 Folder.

Poems. 1 Folder.

Box 69.

Letter from Henry Osborn on dual conciousness. 1 Folder.

Death announcements. 1 Folder.

William McMurtrie Speer's investigation of death. 1 Folder.

Victor and William McMurtrie Speer legal documents. 1 Folder.

Bills. 1 Folder.

Victor Speer's death and funeral notices. 1 Item (Bound volume).

Annual message of the Mayor, written by Victor Speer, 1905. 1 Item.