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Johannes Mattern collection on Ulysses Grant-Smith and Henry Anthon

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030043438]
Identifier: MS-0106
Johannes Matter (1882-1970) was professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University. Collection consists of correspondence and reports ranging in date from 1859 to 1933 from the diplomatic papers of Ulysses Grant-Smith and Henry Anthon, U.S. Consular officers.

Dates

  • 1859-1933

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.24 Cubic Feet (1 legal half-size document box)

Biographical note on Johannes Matter

Johannes Matter was professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University. He was born in the Rhineland in 1882 and arrived in the United States in 1911. He received the Ph.D. from Hopkins in 1922. In 1932, he was appointed to a teaching position in political science and served also as assistant librarian at the University. He retired as professor emeritus in 1949. Johannes Matter died in Baltimore on October 27, 1970.

Biographical note on Ulysses S. Grant-Smith

Ulysses S. Grant-Smith (November 18, 1870 – August 27, 1959) was an American career diplomat who served as Minister to Albania and Minister to Uruguay during the interwar period.

Grant-Smith was originally from Washington County, Pennsylvania. A career foreign service officer, he arrived in Copenhagen on 18 July 1917, to take up the position of Counselor at the US Legation there. Less than five months later, upon Minister Maurice Egan's departure on 16 December, he became Chargé d'Affaires and the ranking US representative in Denmark. He remained Chargé for over a year, until the arrival of the new US Minister, Norman Hapgood, on April 16, 1919. On September 18, 1919 Grant-Smith left Copenhagen, and was declared eligible for a new diplomatic assignment. On December 4, 1919 he was appointed US Commissioner to Hungary. In 1922, he became the first U.S. Minister to Albania. Grant-Smith was appointed to the post in September 1922 by President Warren G. Harding, and arrived in Tirana in December of the same year. He served through February 8, 1925, and was then made Minister to Uruguay from 1925 to 1929. Grant-Smith died in 1959.

Biographical information adapted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_Grant-Smith, accessed 2017 March 17.

Biographical note on Henry Anthon

Henry Anthon was Vice Consul for the United States at Batavia in the Dutch East Indies (later known as the city of Jakarta in the Republic of Indonesia) in 1859.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of correspondence and reports ranging in date from 1859 to 1933 from the diplomatic papers of Ulysses Grant-Smith and Henry Anthon, U.S. Consular officers. The collection does not include personal or professional materials of Johannes Mattern. The papers of Grant-Smith deal mainly with diplomatic affairs in Latin America during the 1920s. Henry Anthon's reports describe the cultivation of crops in Java (Indonesia) and may have been useful while Anthon was American Consul in the Pacific Islands in 1859.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the University by Johannes Matter in 1933.

Processing Information

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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