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Collection Manuscript/Mixed Material Evalyn Walsh McLean papers,

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  • Evalyn Walsh McLean papers,


  • Correspondence, memoranda, business and legal records, notes, printed matter, scrapbooks, broadsides, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to McLean's leading role in the social life of Washington, D.C. Business records relate chiefly to the Colorado mining interests of her father, Thomas F. Walsh, and the Walsh family as well as to the publishing interests of her husband, Edward Beale McLean, and the McLean family, especially the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Washington Post. Subjects include Evalyn Walsh McLean's involvement in the Lindbergh kidnapping case, her ownership of the Hope diamond, and the Teapot Dome Scandal, 1921-1924. Includes drafts of her column in the Washington Times Herald; the manuscript of her book, Father Struck It Rich (1936); a revision, with additions, of Warren Gamaliel Harding: President of the United States (1922) attributed to William Estabrook Chancellor; and a diary of Merrill C. Meigs.
  • Correspondents include Alben William Barkley, Bernard M. Baruch, William Jennings Bryan, William C. Bullitt, Calvin Coolidge, H.M. Daugherty, Florence Kling Harding, Warren G. Harding, William Randolph Hearst, Herbert Hoover, J. Edgar Hoover, Cordell Hull, Elsa Maxwell, William H. Taft, Harry S. Truman, Woodrow Wilson, and Darryl Francis Zanuck.


  • McLean, Evalyn Walsh, 1886-1947
  • Chancellor, William Estabrook, 1867-1963
  • Meigs, Merrill C. (Merrill Church), 1883-1968


  • -  Barkley, Alben William,--1877-1956--Correspondence
  • -  Baruch, Bernard M.--(Bernard Mannes),--1870-1965--Correspondence
  • -  Bryan, William Jennings,--1860-1925--Correspondence
  • -  Bullitt, William C.--(William Christian),--1891-1967--Correspondence
  • -  Coolidge, Calvin,--1872-1933--Correspondence
  • -  Daugherty, H. M.--(Harry Micajah),--1860-1941--Correspondence
  • -  Harding, Florence Kling,--1860-1924--Correspondence
  • -  Harding, Warren G.--(Warren Gamaliel),--1865-1923--Correspondence
  • -  Hearst, William Randolph,--1863-1951--Correspondence
  • -  Hoover, Herbert,--1874-1964--Correspondence
  • -  Hoover, J. Edgar--(John Edgar),--1895-1972--Correspondence
  • -  Hull, Cordell,--1871-1955--Correspondence
  • -  Lindbergh, Charles Augustus,--1930-1932--Kidnapping
  • -  Maxwell, Elsa--Correspondence
  • -  McLean, Edward Beale,---1941
  • -  Taft, William H.--(William Howard),--1857-1930--Correspondence
  • -  Truman, Harry S.,--1884-1972--Correspondence
  • -  Walsh, Thomas F.--(Thomas Francis),--1850-1910
  • -  Wilson, Woodrow,--1856-1924--Correspondence
  • -  Zanuck, Darryl Francis,--1902-1979--Correspondence
  • -  McLean family
  • -  Walsh family
  • -  Cincinnati enquirer
  • -  Washington post
  • -  Washington times herald
  • -  American newspapers--Ohio--Cincinnati
  • -  American newspapers--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Diamonds
  • -  Hope diamond
  • -  Kidnapping--United States
  • -  Mines and mineral resources--Colorado
  • -  Political corruption--United States
  • -  Teapot Dome Scandal, 1921-1924
  • -  Washington (D.C.)--Social life and customs


  • -  Arranged in eight series. Series 1: Family Correspondence, 1887-1947; Series 2: Special Correspondence; Series 3: General Correspondence, 1874-1948; Series 4: Business Correspondence, 1887-1947; Series 5: Subject File; Series 6: Financial-Legal Papers, 1894-1947; Series 7: Miscellany; and Series 8: Oversize.
  • -  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Container number, Evalyn Walsh McLean Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Gift, estate of Evalyn Walsh McLean, 1949.
  • -  Socialite of Washington, D.C.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at


  • 45,000 items.
  • 113 containers plus 3 oversize.
  • 46.4 linear feet.


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  • mm79032318

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  • Open to research.

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Chicago citation style:

Mclean, Evalyn Walsh, William Estabrook Chancellor, and Merrill C Meigs. Evalyn Walsh McLean papers.

APA citation style:

McLean, E. W., Chancellor, W. E. & Meigs, M. C. Evalyn Walsh McLean papers.

MLA citation style:

Mclean, Evalyn Walsh, William Estabrook Chancellor, and Merrill C Meigs. Evalyn Walsh McLean papers.