Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Crone mss., 1897-1953, are letters and papers of Frank Linden Crone, 1875-1960.

Career: born, 1875; A.B., Indiana University, 1897; A.M., 1921; associated with educational system of Philippine Islands, 1901-1916, serving the last 3 years as head of the Islands Education Bureau; director general of education in Peru, South America; retired in 1950 after 24 years with D.C. Heath and Company.

Included in the collection are a scrapbook of congratulatory letters, newspaper clippings, etc., September 9-November 5, 1913, relating to Crone's appointment as Director of education of the Philippine Islands; a copy of the "Burford exposure," a news sheet issued on board the Burford, which carried the first boat load of teachers from America to the Philippines; a letter from General James Guthrie Harbord to Frank Linden Crone, January 8, 1918; two letters, 1924, from Jeremiah Whipple Jenks, political economist in regard to the election in Nicaragua; a copy of the minutes of an informal conference of the Institute of Pacific relations held at the Yale club, New York, February 22, 1925, to discuss the Pan-Pacific conference; a letter of John S. Potter to Crone, November 11, 1925, enclosing a copy of The municipal gazette, (Shanghai), October 29, 1925, containing an article on the admission of Chinese to the parks of Shanghai; three letters, 1925-1926, from Miles Poindexter, U.S. Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Peru in regard to the Tacna-Africa question and other events in Peru; a letter of Samuel Parkes Cadman to Crone, January 24, 1935, in reference to the Universal Christian council for life and work, and a copy of Mr. Crone's reply of February 2, 1935; a copy of a "Legendary history of Our Lady of Pena de Francia, titular protectress of the Bikol region, a liberal translation by Ignacio Meliton of the most pertinent parts of a booklet entitled El Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Pena de Francia de la ciudad de Nueva Caceres en las Islas Filipinas, escrito y publicado en Bicol por el Excelentisimo e Illustrisimo Sr. Dr. D. Fr. Francisco Gainza y Escobes," September 12, 1936, with a prefatory note by Frank Linden Crone; letters, October 20, 1938-February 10, 1949, from Celedonio Salvador, Director of the Department of public instruction of the Bureau of education of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, relating to educational developments in the Philippines; a copy of a memorandum of James Ross, attorney, relating to people and conditions in the Philippines, April 3, 1942; a copy of a letter from Crone to Francis Butler Simkins, July 1, 1945, relating to Benjamin Ryan Tillman, U.S. senator; a mimeographed copy of Myron M[elvin] Cowen's A program for the Philippines...before the Philippine club, New York city, December 5, 1953; and miscellaneous letters and papers.

Included also are eight albums of photographs of the Philippines and a scrapbook of clippings, most of which relate to the Philippines and many of which are concerned with education there.

Collection size: 188 items

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