Scope and Content Note

Series I. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically under general alphabetical letter headings with separate files for major correspondents. The nature of the correspondence is a mixture of personal, professional and college business. Correspondents often refer to President Woodrow Wilson, who was Sayre's father-in-law. Sayre's involvement in the Grenfell mission in Labrador is also a frequent reference. The file marked "Invitations" includes invitations from various organizations for endorsements and engagements. The Charles Ash file contains a particularly interesting exchange involving the transfer of a handmade cane, a wedding gift from a prisoner in Atlanta, Georgia. Evidence of Sayre's involvement in the Outing Club and YMCA can be found in this material.

Additional Francis B. Sayre correspondence is located in the Harry A. Garfield Papers, G-05B, Two Million Dollar Endowment Campaign.

Francis B. Sayre (1885-1972)
Papers, 1914-1917.

Francis B. Sayre, 1918

Biographical Chronology