Paul S. Reinsch Papers, 1835-1924, 1963

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Title: Paul S. Reinsch Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1835-1924, 1963

  • Reinsch, Paul Samuel, 1869-1923
Call Number: Wis Mss VO; Audio 310A

Quantity: 9.8 cubic feet (24 archives boxes and 2 volumes) and 16 tape recordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Paul S. Reinsch, professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin, 1901-1913, and minister to China, 1913-1919. Some correspondence relates to his teaching career, but most of the papers concern his service in China as a United States diplomat and as legal and financial counselor to the Chinese government after his resignation as minister. Letters in 1920 discuss his unsuccessful campaign as the Democratic nominee for United States Senator from Wisconsin against the Republican candidate Irvine Lenroot. In content Reinsch's letters were frequently a combination of personal, professional, and diplomatic matters. Supplementing the correspondence are Reinsch's writings, including the manuscript for his book An American Diplomat in China (1922), copies of articles and addresses, 1902-1922, and drafts of classroom lectures written during his years as a professor. The collection also includes a diary written in 1906 by Mrs. Reinsch, eight scrapbooks covering Reinsch's career to 1922, some records, 1835-1913, that Reinsch collected of the American Consulate (later Legation) in China for the years preceding his service, and Reinsch's own files of Chinese materials spanning the period from 1878 to 1923.

Language: English

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