- Egan, Maurice Francis, 1852-1924
- Call number
- MssCol 907
- Physical description
- .15 linear feet (1 v.); 1 microfilm reel
- Preferred Citation
- Maurice Francis Egan diary, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Maurice Francis Egan (1852-1924) was an American author and diplomat. He published novels and poetry and became a regular contributor to contemporary magazines. He taught English at Notre Dame University and later at Catholic University. President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Egan to the post of minister to Denmark in 1907. Diary, Sept. 2, 1914-June 7, 1915, records the events of the first nine months of World War I when Egan served as minister to Denmark. Topics include the war, propaganda, commerce, international welfare organizations, and U.S. attitude toward the war.
Source of acquisitionPurchase, Harris, Francena, 1977
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
Access to materialsAdvance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Alternative form available
Diary, 1914-1915, available on microfilm; New York Public Library