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Guide to the Samuel J. Barrows Papers 1897-1910

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Barrows, Samuel J., Papers

Dates:

1897-1910

Size:

1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Samuel J. Barrows papers contain materials from the years 1897 to 1910. The papers deal with Barrows' career as International Prison Commissioner. They include general correspondence, correspondence in regard to the 1910 appropriation from Congress, and correspondence concerning efforts to receive a $50,000 appropriation for the 1910 International Prison Commission Congress to be held in Washington, D.C.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Barrows, Samuel J., Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Samuel June Barrows (1845-1909) was a Unitarian clergyman and editor of the Christian Register. He served one term in Congress, elected from the 10th district in Boston in 1896. His main interest, however, was prison reform. He was elected corresponding secretary of the Prison Association of New York in 1900 and made it a power for reform, both in New York and the nation, being instrumental in the enactment of the federal parole law. He was appointed International Prison Commissioner for the United States by President Cleveland in 1895 and had much to do with the development of the International Prison Congress, of which he was elected president in 1905.

Scope Note

The papers deal with Barrows career as International Prison Commissioner. They include general correspondence, correspondence in re the 1910 appropriation from Congress, and correspondence concerning efforts to receive a $50,000 appropriation for the 1910 International Prison Commission Congress to be held in Washington, D.C.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Correspondence, A-B, 1897-1903

Box 1   Folder 2

Correspondence, C-F, 1897-1903

Box 1   Folder 3

Correspondence, G-H, 1897-1903

Box 1   Folder 4

Correspondence, I-O, 1897-1903

Box 1   Folder 5

Correspondence, P-S, 1897-1903

Box 1   Folder 6

Correspondence, T-Z, 1897-1903

Box 1   Folder 7

Correspondence, A , 1904-1906

Box 1   Folder 8

Correspondence, B , 1904-1906

Box 1   Folder 9

Correspondence, C-F, 1904-1906

Box 1   Folder 10

Correspondence, F , 1904-1906

Box 1   Folder 11

Correspondence, G , 1904-1906

Box 1   Folder 12

Correspondence, H-J, 1904-1906

Box 1   Folder 13

Correspondence, K-L, 1904-1906

Box 1   Folder 14

Correspondence, M , 1904-1906

Box 2   Folder 1

Correspondence, N-Q, 1904-1906

Box 2   Folder 2

Correspondence, R , 1904-1906

Box 2   Folder 3

Correspondence, S , 1904-1906

Box 2   Folder 4

Correspondence, T-Z, 1904-1906

Box 2   Folder 5

Correspondence, A , 1907-1909

Box 2   Folder 6

Correspondence, B , 1907-1909

Box 2   Folder 7

Correspondence, C , 1907-1909

Box 2   Folder 8

Correspondence, D-F, 1907-1909

Box 2   Folder 9

Correspondence, G , 1907-1909

Box 2   Folder 10

Correspondence, H-J, 1907-1909

Box 2   Folder 11

Correspondence, K-L, 1907-1909

Box 2   Folder 12

Correspondence, M , 1907-1909

Box 2   Folder 13

Correspondence, N-P, 1907-1909

Box 2   Folder 14

Correspondence, R , 1907-1909

Box 2   Folder 15

Correspondence, S , 1907-1909

Box 2   Folder 16

Correspondence, T-Z, 1907-1909

Box 3   Folder 1

Correspondence re Congressional appropriation for 1910 International Prison Commission Congress, A-B

Box 3   Folder 2

Correspondence re Congressional appropriation for 1910 International Prison Commission Congress, C-E

Box 3   Folder 3

Correspondence re Congressional appropriation for 1910 International Prison Commission Congress, F-G

Box 3   Folder 4

Correspondence re Congressional appropriation for 1910 International Prison Commission Congress, H-L

Box 3   Folder 5

Correspondence re Congressional appropriation for 1910 International Prison Commission Congress, M-Q

Box 3   Folder 6

Correspondence re Congressional appropriation for 1910 International Prison Commission Congress, R-Z

Box 3   Folder 7

S.J. Barrows Expense Accounts

Box 3   Folder 8

Printed and mimeographed material

Box 3   Folder 9

Passport, notes and typewritten documents