Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson Papers

Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson Papers

Francis Mairs Huntington Wilson (1875-1946) was an American diplomat, author and Assistant Secretary of State from 1909 to 1913. During his time as Assistant Secretary of State, he reorganized the State Department to encourage modernization and regional specialization, and created the basic structure of precedence used by the government today. This digital collection primarily includes correspondence, notes, diary entries and memoranda covering Wilson's career in and out of the State Department.

The collection was given to Ursinus College through the efforts of Charles Lyon Chandler, a diplomat and professor of political science at Ursinus in the 1940s who was one of the first men to take the diplomatic corps examination created by Huntington Wilson in 1906.

Thanks to Meg Koeller, Ursinus College Class of 2019, and Bri Lambright, Ursinus College Class of 2024, for providing metadata for items in this collection.


Browse the Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson Papers Collections:

American Legation in Japan to 1906

Third Assistant Secretary of State (1906-1909)

Assistant Secretary of State (1909-1913)

World War I Era (1914-1918)

Travel, Commerce and Politics (1919-1938)

World War II Era (1939-1945)