Scope and Content Note
The James Bissett Pratt Papers, 1894-1944 , contain Pratt's professional and personal records. The bulk of the collection dates from 1894, when Pratt entered Williams College, until his death in 1944. The material, divided into thirteen series, is primarily arranged alphabetically by series and subseries, exceptions being Correspondence, Travel Diaries, and Scrapbooks, which are in chronological order. The majority of the Papers are in note form in Pratt's blend of long- and short-hand. A key to his short-hand may be found in Box 1 of the collection. Correspondence and collections of photographs, postcards and clippings make up the bulk of material in the Papers.