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Charles Foster Weeden, Jr. (AC 1916) Papers

Identifier: MA.00298

Scope and Contents

The Charles Foster Weeden, Jr. (AC 1906) Papers consist of 0.5 linear feet of material which documents the professional and personal life of Charles F. Weeden. The collection includes five folders of incoming and outgoing correspondence to and from Charles F. Weeden. His correspondents include family members and colleagues in the Near East Relief.

The collection also includes various writings by Charles F. Weeden, including a journal he kept on his voyage to Urfa in early 1919.

The papers are organized in one series with fifteen folders.


  • Creation: circa 1916-1983


Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Charles Foster Weeden, Jr. (AC 1916) Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the Charles Foster Weeden, Jr. (AC 1916) Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights

Biographical / Historical

Charles Foster Weeden, Jr. (1894-1983), was the son of Charles Foster Weeden (AC 1884) and Mary Emma Bassett. An obituary in his biographical file states: "Colonel Weeden was born in Colchester, Connecticut, and was a graduate of Amherst College with the class of 1916. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity and played on the baseball and basketball teams. He served as Class Agent for over two years. During World War I he became a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Service. After the war he went with Dr. [James] Barton to serve with the Near East Relief Corps in Turkey. Later, after a few years in banking, he taught at the Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts, and then at the Fessenden School in Newton. He served as a Colonel in the Intelligence Branch of the U.S. Army Air Force in the European Theater in World War II. Upon his return he was a professor of languages at the Nobel and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts, until his retirement." Weeden married Louise H. Fessenden and had three children (Mary, Emma, and Charles). Weeden died on May 19, 1983.


0.5 Linear feet (1 archives box)

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The Charles Foster Weeden, Jr. (AC 1916) Papers document the personal and early professional life of Charles Foster Weeden as a member of the Near East Relief in Urfa, Turkey between 1919 and 1920. Most of the collection consists of Weeden’s outgoing correspondence to his family and his writings about his work in the Near East Relief. There is a smaller amount of incoming correspondence from family and friends. Two photograph albums and a file of loose photographs also document his work in Urfa.

Margaret R. Dakin, Archives and Special Collections Specialist
2015 March
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Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
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