Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

BOXER MSS.

The Boxer mss., 1923-1975, consist of the correspondence and papers of Charles Ralph Boxer, 1904- , historian. In the collection are drafts of many of his books, articles and reviews which concern the topics of the Catholic Church in Asia, the Dutch and Portuguese in Asia and Brazil, and the history and condition of women. Lecture notes, reviews of Boxer's works, writings by other scholars, student papers, miscellaneous teaching materials, academic awards, conference materials, and research notes and transcriptions are also present. A section of miscellaneous materials includes bibliographies, clippings, illustrations, photographs, publisher's announcements, royalty statements, and contracts.

The correspondence primarily concerns Boxer's academic research and career. Among the correspondents represented in the collection are William Wright Abbot, Paramita R. Abdurachman, Tikiri B. H. Abeyasinghe, Thomas Randolph Adams, Dauril Alden, Luis Ferrand de Almeida, Albin T. Anderson, Eric Albert Anderson, Roger Charles Anderson, P. G. W. Annis, Sinnappah Arasaratnam, Francisco de Assis Chateaubriand Bandeira de Mello, Anthony Atmore, Carlos de Azevedo, John Sturgus Bastin, Miguel Batllori, Daniel Albert Baugh, Ernest Henri Philippe Baudet, Richard Nelson Bean, Theodore Sterling Beardsley, Harry Jindrich Benda, Norman Robert Bennett, Harry Bernstein, Marshall H. Bailosky, Charles Julian Bishko, Elizabeth Bishop, John Ballard Blake, Harold Blakemore, Geoffrey W. Bonsall, John Zimmerman Bowers, Amanda Boxer, Charles Ralph Boxer, Merle Nelson Boylan, David A. Brading, Mayellen Bresie, George Edward Brooks, Thomas Ferrier Burns, Cecil Kash Byrd, Robert Francis Byrnes, William Rea Cagle, Eila M. J. Campbell, Manoel da Silveira Soares Cardozo, Peter B.R. Carey, Antonio Carreira, Gwendolen Margaret Carter, Chanler Armstrong Chapman, Tsu-lung Ch'en, Ian Ralph Christie, Antonio Amaro Cirurgiao, W. G. Clarence-Smith, John Michael Cohen, Robert Conrad, Jose Pedro Leite Cordeiro, George Washington Corner, John Correia-Afonso, Gerald Roe Crone, Arthur Charles William Crook, Robert Dougherty Cross, Mary Ellen (Wood) Crowl, Philip Axtell Crowl, Karel Christiaan Crucq, James Sylvester Cummins, Nicholas P. Cushner, William John Danker, Terence Kearley, Viscount Devonport, Lorna Srimathie Dewaraja, Katharine Smith Diehl, Bailey Wallys Diffie, Tadeo Doi, Antonio þlvaro Doria, Clifford William Dugmore, Francis Anthony Dutra, Myriam Ellis, Alexandre Eulalio, Brian Murray Fagan, John King Fairbank, Antonio Machado de Faria, Ann (Kindrick) Fischer, Harold Edward Stephen Fisher, James Fuller Fixx, Robert Forster, Patricia May Fox, David Noel Francis, Greville Stewart Parker Freeman-Grenville, August Fruge, Lo-shu Fu, Charles Edward Fuller, Holden Furber, Sister Ann Miriam Gallagher, David Patrick Gallagher, Eugene Dominick Genovese, Graham Gibbs, Bentley Brinkerhoff Gilbert, John Gilissen, Kristof Glamann, Edward Glaser, Thomas Frederick Glick, Vitorino de Magalhaes Godinho, Luther Carrington Goodrich, Richard Graham, Lewis J. Greenstein, Francisco Guerra, Peter Haggett, Emily Hahn, Frederick Arthur Holden Hall, Barbara Ann Hanawalt, Lewis Ulysses Hanke, Muriel Hanson, Henry Hersch Hart, Ragnhild Marie Hatton, Thomas Hollinger Henriksen, Louis Fernando Henriques, Andrew C. Hess, John Edward Christopher Hill, Ping-Ti Ho, Alan Hodge, Albert Habib Hourani, Harrison Sabin Howard, Derek Rommel Hudson, Melvin Hoffman Jackson, Harold Benjamin Johnson, Philip Davis Jones, Marcus de Jong, Takashi Kamei, Wi Jo Kang, Blair B. Kling, Alfred A. Knopf, Edgar Colby Knowlton, Renee R. Kogel, Jacob Kollaparambil, Hans Peter Kraus, Donald Frederick Lach, Howard Roberts Lamar, Ursula S. Lamb, Nancy Lane, Elfrieda Wilhelmina Henrietta Lang, Francisco Curt Lange, Jose Roberto do Amaral Lapa, George Hill Mathewson Lawrence, Irving Albert Leonard, William Armand Lessa, Martin Deming Lewis, Vernon Leroy Lidtke, Philip E. Lilienthal, Gernando de Castro Pires de Lima, David Alexander Robert Lindsay, earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Charles Christopher Lloyd, Hsien-hau Lo, Irving Yucheng Lo, Albert Joseph Loomie, Matthias P. Lowman, David Edward Luscombe, Thomas Francis McGann, Ramsay MacMullen, Neil Francis McMullin, Thomas Davys Manning, Antonio Henrique Rodrigo de Oliveira Marques, Phyllis Mary Martin, Antonio Coimbra Martins, Jose V. de Pina Martins, Luis de Matos, Frederic Mauro, William Richard Mead, Charles Louis Mee, Jose Antonio Goncalves de Melo Neto, Carlos Alberto Mendes do Couto, Julio de Mesquita, John Donald Bruce Miller, John Vivian Gottlieb Mills, Reynolds Herbert Minnich, Samuel Eliot Morison, Karl Frederick Morrison, Richard McGee Morse, Avelino Teixeira da Mota, C. F. J. Muller, Robert Nicholl, Petter Scott Noble, Jacobus Noorduyn, Walter Terry King Nugent, Lars-Erik Nyman, Roland Anthony Oliver, Paul Richard Olson, Ladislas M. Orsy, Adriaan C. van Oss, Alexander Augustine Parker, John Parker, Asko Heikki Siegfried Parpola, Charles McKew Parr, John Horace Parry, Sheila Caffyn Patterson, Ronald Howard Paulson, Michael Naylor Pearson, Howard Henry Peckham, Boies Penrose, Jose de Azeredo Perdigþo, Jose Pereira, John Leddy Phelan, George Wilson Pierson, Luis de Pina, Panduronga S.S. Pissurlencar, David Mitchell Pletcher, John Harold Plumb, Frederick Noel Lawrence Poynter, Brian Sebastian Pullan, Peter Quennell, David Beers Quinn, Carlos Quirino, Robert Emmett Quirk, Theodore K. Rabb, David Anton Randall, Terence Osborn Ranger, Orest Allen Ranum, Fernando Rau, Virginia Roberts Rau, Howard Alexander Reed, Antonio da Silva Rego, Howard Stuart Reinmuth, Jose Ribeiro Junior, Walter Stitt Robinson, Graca Almeida Rodrigues, Jose Honorio Rodrigues, Antonio R. Rodriguez- Monino, Francis Millet Rogers, George Rosen, Stephen Wentworth Roskill, Sir Archibald David Manisty Ross, Stanley Robert Ross, Robert I. Rotberg, Peter Edward Lionel Russell Russell, Anthony John Russell Russell-Wood, James Thomas Sabin, Hamo Sassoon, Roger Mervyn Savory, Christopher Ernest Scarles, John Norbert Schumacher, Georg Schurhammer, Stuart Barry Schwartz, James Ralston Scobie, William Henry Scott, Joel Serrþo, Manuel Sertorio, marques da Silva, Denis Sinor, Raleigh Ashlin Skelton, Wicher Gosen Nicholaas van der Sleen, Engel Sluiter, David Grant Smith, Robert Chester Smith, Henry Leonard Snyder, Cayetano Julio Socarras, Susan A. Soeiro, Soedjatmoko, Bruce B. Solnick, Leo Frank Solt, Karen Williams Spalding, Oskar Hermann Khristian Spate, Clive Alfred Spinage, Lewis Morgrage Stark, Niels Steensgaard, Stanley J. Stein, Robert Stenuit, Harold Strauss, John Sturrock, Peter H. Sutcliffe, Jospeh Lee Sutton, Cuno Paul Sigfred Taubert, Donald Wayne Taylor, John A. Tedeschi, Ssu-Yu Teng, Norman Joseph William Thrower, Hugh Russell Tinker, William Burton Todd, Henry Y.K. Tom, Martin Torodash, James D. Tracy, Edward Tripp, Richard W. Unger, Marius Hendrikus van der Valk, Richard T. Vann, John Earl Varey, Edward John Walsh, Piotr Stefan Wandycz, Gungwu Wang, Gerard Bryce Warden, Donald Warren, Wilcomb Edward Washburn, Robert Kiefer Webb, Sir Arthur George Weidenfeld, Philip West, Sidney George West, Douglas Lanphier Wheeler, Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler, Sir Harold Leslie White, Dorothy W. Whitney, John William Mills Willett, John Elliot Wills, George Davison Winius, Robin William Evert Winks, Cornelis Henricus Eligius de Wit, Robert Lee Wolff, Arthur Frederick Wright, and Robert Lewis Zangrando.

A finding aid is available.

Collection size: 3,500 items

Related manuscripts: Boxer mss. II, Boxer mss. III

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