Skip to main content

Harlan H. Ballard, Jr. Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.091

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

Set of 5 journals and a few single letters, poems, postcards and photographs.

The journals document vacations and visits to Harlan H. Ballard, Jr.'s  cabin, referred to in one of the journals as 'Arbutus Lodge.' Arbutus Lodge was located in Nichewaug, near Barr, both Worcester County, Massachusetts. The entries were written both by the host and guests and detail their visits and activities. Several of the volumes contain photographs.

Some of the names mentioned are:  Spencer S. Dodd, A. D. Quimby, Billy Kim, Billy Dort, Chris Sheldon, Helen, Donald, and Eugene Rust, Harry J. Kane, Bert D. Comry, Howard L. Hillman, Robert Whitehill, Glady’s H., George H., Bobby, Eleanor and Pricilla Tracey, George W., Alice, and Malcolm Todd, James E. McAlpine, Alfred P., and Helen B. Whitehill, Fred W. Notman, Blanch and Bernard Farr, Shenfelder, Ed Inman, Almon McManus, Sadie Holem, Tristane Tupper, Nelson G. Cooley.

One volume is a diary kept by Elizabeth A. Ferguson for parts of 1942-1943. She seems to have been a family friend.  It does not relate to vacations at Arbutus Lodge.


  • Creation: 1921-1946
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1921-1946


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


0.30 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:


Separated Materials:

Purchase in one lot with Alice W. Barker Poetry Journal, which was described separately as Mss. Acc. 2009.092.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and described by Ute Schechter in March 2009.

Guide to the Harlan H. Ballard, Jr. Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Ute Schechter.
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository