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Guide to the Strunsky-Walling Collection

MSN/MN 0509

 

Collection Summary

Title: Strunsky-Walling collection
Dates: 1906-1967(bulk 1925-1937)
Collection No.: MSN/MN 0509
Creator: Walling, Anna Strunsky, 1879-1964
Extent: 117 folders; 4 containers; 2 linear feet
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: A collection of personal papers of the "millionaire socialists" Anna Strunsky Walling and William English Walling and their family, mostly dating from the 1920s and 30s. Included are more than 500 letters to, from, and between Strunsky-Walling family members, and two diaries of Anna Strunsky Walling.

Selected Search Terms

Walling, Anna Strunsky, 1879-1964
Walling, William English, 1877-1936
Abbott, Leonard Dalton, 1878-1953
Corbett, Rosamond Walling Tirana, 1910-1999
Women -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Women -- United States -- Correspondence
Socialism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Socialists -- United States -- Correspondence
Jewish Women -- United States -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Strunsky-Walling Collection, [Collection and folder no.], Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The Strunsky-Walling Collection was acquired by the Hesburgh Libraries in 2015, from Michael Brown Rare Books of Philadelphia (List 127, Item 21). Arranged and described 2015, by Debra Dochuk and George Rugg. Finding aid 2015, by Debra Dochuk and George Rugg.

Biographical Note

Anna Strunsky Walling, author and social activist, was born to a Jewish family in Babinots, Russia on 21 March 1879. She emigrated to the United States in 1893 with her parents, Elias Strunsky and Anna Horowitz Strunsky, her four older brothers, Albert, Max, Morris, and Hyman and her younger sister Rose. The Strunskys first settled in New York City, but later relocated to San Francisco where her father began a successful liquor business. She went on to attend Stanford University where she became active in socialist causes and joined the Socialist Labor Party. It was during her time at Stanford that she met the literati of the Bay Area known as "The Crowd," which included Jack London, with whom she co-authored her first book, The Kempton-Wace Letters, in 1903.

Anna met William English Walling in 1905. English asked Anna to help him report on dissent in Russia for his Revolutionary News Bureau. Anna, who had already established a branch of the Friends of Russian Freedom in San Francisco, was eager to assist. By the spring of 1906 Anna and English were married. Born into an affluent Indianapolis family in 1877, English graduated from the University of Chicago before pursuing a career in law. Although he never earned his law degree from Harvard, he became a well-known socialist leader, writer, and advocate for labor reform. He later denounced socialist politics and in 1924 ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat for the congressional seat in southwest Connecticut. He is perhaps best known for providing the intitial spark that led to the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The creation of the NAACP grew out of English's investigation of the 1908 Springfield (Illinois) riot and the highly influential article that he wrote for the Independent, a widely circulated newspaper. Titled "The Race War in the North," his article implored "a large and powerful body of citizens to come to their [black Americans'] aid." Mary White Ovington was stirred to action by the essay and invited English and other activists to her New York apartment to coordinate this type of aid, and form the NAACP.

Anna and English had four children: Rosamond, Anna, Georgia, and Hayden. Their family life, as well as their personal relationship and political collaboration, grew strained in the years just before to World War I. As "millionaire socialists" the Wallings reveled in American socialism's political ascent during the first years of the twentieth century, but grew increasingly divided and uncertain when the movement began faltering in the early 1910s. By the onset of war, English became wary of socialist teachings and increasingly supportive of Woodrow Wilson's Democratic politics. Anna remained steadfast in her socialism, and more committed than ever to her community of radical thinkers. Because of her domestic duties, including child rearing, Anna found it difficult to complete her second book and carry on her political activism. Violette of Père Lachaise would eventually be published (1915), but not until Anna had grown exceedingly frustrated with the limitations of household management, and her marriage. Serious financial strains only added to Anna and English's troubles. During the 1920s the situation continued to deteriorate, resulting in the sale of the family home in Greenwich, Connecticut. Finally, in 1932, English travelled to Mexico to obtain a divorce from Anna; Anna never recognized the dissolution of her marriage. English died alone in Amsterdam on 12 September 1936. Anna rushed to collect his remains, and ensure their burial together in Indiana.

Despite a determination to maintain her marriage to English, Anna was always close to another man, Leonard Dalton Abbott, whom she met in the spring of 1903. Likely never intimate, the two nonetheless shared a deep and lasting personal bond. Abbott was a leading figure in the Socialist Democratic Party of America and influential in the Modern School movement. Abbott's extensive correspondence with Anna in the years following the failure of her marriage reveals the depth of their friendship. At the same time, her diary entries of 1934-36 indicate the degree to which she remained torn between Abbott and her ex-husband. Anna would remain close to Abbott until his death in 1953. Anna Strunsky Walling died on 25 February 1964. She was interred next to her husband, William English Walling, at Crown Point Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Also figuring significantly in the collection's correspondence is Anna and English's daughter, Rosamond Walling Tirana, who was born in 1910. Rosamond attended Swarthmore College and later studied at the London School of Economics. She travelled as a journalist to Geneva, where in 1932 she met and married Rifat Tirana, an Albanian diplomat working for the United Nations. Rosamond's lengthy and colorful letters to her parents detail her social life in Europe, and chart her thoughts and observations on world events during that time. They also reveal a close bond between the two estranged parents and their eldest daughter. Rosamond Walling Tirana died on 27 June 1999.

The following are less frequently encountered Walling family members who figure in the collection:

Anna Walling (1912-2002), daughter of Anna Strunsky Walling and William English Walling.

Georgia Walling (1914-1990), daughter of Anna Strunsky Walling and William English Walling.

Christopher Hayden Walling (1916-1981), son of Anna Strunsky Walling and William English Walling.

Rosalind English Walling (1847-1930), mother of William English Walling.

Willoughby Walling (1879-1938), brother of William English Walling.

Rose Strunsky Lorwin (1884-1964), sister of Anna Strunsky Walling.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes over five hundred letters, two diaries, miscellaneous manuscripts, printed ephemera, and photographs. Among the letters are 120 written by Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1933-1937; 90 written between Anna and William English Walling, 1926-1935; 49 written between Anna and Rosamond Walling Tirana, 1931-1936; and 54 written between William English Walling and Rosamond, 1932-1935. In addition to family letters the correspondence also includes a number of letters to Anna from notable literary and political figures, among them Gelett Burgess, Charmian London, Mary White Ovington, Ellery Sedgwich, Charles Edward Russell, Elizabeth Gladys Echlin, and Robert Ely. Also notable are two diaries of Anna Strunsky Walling (1934 and 1936).

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in six series: 1. Correspondence; 2. Diaries; 3. Manuscripts; 4. Printed Ephemera; 5. Records; 6. Photographs.

Related Material

Related materials include the Anna Strunsky Walling Papers at Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut (MS 1111); the Anna Strunsky Walling Papers in the Huntington Library in San Marino, California (MSS AW Boxes 1-7); and the William English Walling Papers in the State Historical Society of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin (U.S. Mss AH; Micro 653). See also James R. Boylan, Revolutionary Lives: Anna Strunsky & William English Walling. Amherst MA: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1998.

Container List

  • Series 1: Correspondence 
    • Folder 1 (MSN/MN 0509-1) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1933 August-December. 8 letters, some with envelopes.
      Leonard Dalton Abbott's personal letters to Anna Strunsky Walling (folders 1 to 20) number 125 items, dating from 1933 to 1937.
      • Folder 2 (MSN/MN 0509-2) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1934 January-March. 6 letters, some with envelopes.
        • Folder 3 (MSN/MN 0509-3) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1934 April. 6 letters, some with envelopes.
          • Folder 4 (MSN/MN 0509-4) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1934 October. 3 letters.
            • Folder 5 (MSN/MN 0509-5) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1935 February-April. 4 letters.
              • Folder 6 (MSN/MN 0509-6) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1935 June. 7 letters, some with envelopes.
                • Folder 7 (MSN/MN 0509-7) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1935 July. 5 letters with an envelope.
                  • Folder 8 (MSN/MN 0509-8) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1935 July. 5 letters with an envelope.
                    • Folder 9 (MSN/MN 0509-9) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1935 August. 8 letters, some with envelopes.
                      • Folder 10 (MSN/MN 0509-10) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1935 September. 8 letters, some with envelopes.
                        • Folder 11 (MSN/MN 0509-11) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1935 December. 7 letters, some with envelopes, and an enclosure.
                          • Folder 12 (MSN/MN 0509-12) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1936 January. 8 letters, some with envelopes.
                            • Folder 13 (MSN/MN 0509-13) Letters. Anna Strunsky Walling to Leonard Dalton Abbott, 1936 February-March. 9 letters, some with envelopes.
                              • Folder 14 (MSN/MN 0509-14) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1936 April-September. 6 letters, some with envelopes.
                                • Folder 15 (MSN/MN 0509-15) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1936 October. 5 letters, some with envelopes, and 1 postcard.
                                  • Folder 16 (MSN/MN 0509-16) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1936 November. 9 letters, some with envelopes.
                                    • Folder 17 (MSN/MN 0509-17) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1936 December. 4 letters, some with envelopes.
                                      • Folder 18 (MSN/MN 0509-18) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1937 January-March. 7 letters, some with envelopes, and 1 postal card.
                                        • Folder 19 (MSN/MN 0509-19) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, n. d. 7 letters.
                                          • Folder 20 (MSN/MN 0509-20) Letters. Leonard Dalton Abbott to Anna Strunsky Walling, n. d. 3 letters.
                                            Fragments of letters in Leonard Dalton Abbott's hand.
                                            • Folder 21 (MSN/MN 0509-21) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents to Leonard Dalton Abbott, n. d. 2 letters.
                                              • Folder 22 (MSN/MN 0509-22) Letters. Anna Strunsky Walling to William English Walling, 1926. 3 letters.
                                                The Anna Strunsky Walling-William English Walling correspondence (folders 22 to 35) includes 90 items. The majority of the letters were written by Anna to English from 1926 to 1935. Anna's letters are largely personal and social in content. Of the 10 letters written by English to Anna, all express some concern over the family's financial situation.
                                                • Folder 23 (MSN/MN 0509-23) Letters. Anna Strunsky Walling to William English Walling, 1931 January. 4 letters.
                                                  • Folder 24 (MSN/MN 0509-24) Letters. Anna Strunsky Walling to William English Walling, 1931 November. 8 letters.
                                                    • Folder 25 (MSN/MN 0509-25) Letters. Anna Strunsky Walling to William English Walling, 1931 December. 6 letters.
                                                      • Folder 26 (MSN/MN 0509-26) Letters. Anna Strunsky Walling to William English Walling, 1931 December. 6 letters.
                                                        • Folder 27 (MSN/MN 0509-27) Letters. Anna Strunsky Walling to William English Walling, 1931 December. 6 letters.
                                                          • Folder 28 (MSN/MN 0509-28) Letters. Anna Strunsky Walling to William English Walling, 1932 January. 7 letters.
                                                            • Folder 29 (MSN/MN 0509-29) Letters. Anna Strunsky Walling to William English Walling, 1932 January. 8 letters.
                                                              • Folder 30 (MSN/MN 0509-30) Letters. Anna Strunsky Walling to William English Walling, 1932 February. 5 letters.
                                                                • Folder 31 (MSN/MN 0509-31) Correspondence. Anna Strunsky Walling and William English Walling, 1932 February-March. 5 letters and 2 telegrams, some with enclosures.
                                                                  • Folder 32 (MSN/MN 0509-32) Correspondence. Anna Strunsky Walling and William English Walling, 1932 March-April. 5 letters and 5 telegrams.
                                                                    • Folder 33 (MSN/MN 0509-33) Letters. William English Walling to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1935. 2 letters with an envelope.
                                                                      • Folder 34 (MSN/MN 0509-34) Correspondence. Anna Strunsky Walling and William English Walling, n. d. 9 letters.
                                                                        Includes a letter from English summarizing the family's dire financial situation: "...radically reduced income will scarcely allow [Anna] more than $150.00."
                                                                        • Folder 35 (MSN/MN 0509-35) Letters. Anna Strunsky Walling to William English Walling, n. d. 9 letters.
                                                                          Fragments of letters in Anna Strunksky Wallings's hand to William English Walling.
                                                                          • Folder 36 (MSN/MN 0509-36) Letters. Rosamond Walling Tirana to Anna Strunsky Walling 1931. 4 letters.
                                                                            The Anna Strunsky Walling-Rosamond Walling Tirana correspondence (folders 36 to 45) includes 49 items, the greater number of which are from Rosamond to her mother. Dates range from 1931 to 1936. Rosamond's lengthy contain mostly personal and social news.
                                                                            • Folder 37 (MSN/MN 0509-37) Correspondence. Rosamond Walling Tirana to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1932 January-June. 6 letters and 2 telegrams.
                                                                              • Folder 38 (MSN/MN 0509-38) Correspondence. Rosamond Walling Tirana to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1932 September-December. 4 letters and 1 Christmas card.
                                                                                In a letter of 28 September Rosamond explains her feelings on abortion, which she endorses.
                                                                                • Folder 39 (MSN/MN 0509-39) Correspondence. Rosamond Walling Tirana to Anna Strunsky, 1933. 2 letters with an envelope and 1 postcard.
                                                                                  • Folder 40 (MSN/MN 0509-40) Letters. Anna Strunsky Walling to Rosamond Walling Tirana, 1935. 5 letters.
                                                                                    • Folder 41 (MSN/MN 0509-41) Correspondence. Anna Strunsky Walling to Rosamond Walling Tirana, 1936. 2 telegrams.
                                                                                      Includes telegrams regarding the death of William English Walling.
                                                                                      • Folder 42 (MSN/MN 0509-42) Letters. Rosamond Walling Tirana to Anna Strunsky Walling, n. d. 7 letters.
                                                                                        • Folder 43 (MSN/MN 0509-43) Letters. Rosamond Walling Tirana to Anna Strunsky Walling, n. d. 6 letters.
                                                                                          • Folder 44 (MSN/MN 0509-44) Letters. Rosamond Walling Tirana to Anna Strunsky Walling, n. d. 6 letters.
                                                                                            • Folder 45 (MSN/MN 0509-45) Letters. Rosamond Walling Tirana to Anna Strunsky Walling, n. d. 3 letters.
                                                                                              Fragments of letters in Rosamond Walling Tirana's hand to her mother.
                                                                                              • Folder 46 (MSN/MN 0509-46) Letters. Anna Strunsky Walling to Christopher Hayden Walling, 1932-1935. 4 letters.
                                                                                                The Anna Strunsky Walling-Christopher Hayden Walling correspondence (folders 46 to 48) includes 10 items. Hayden was Anna's only son.
                                                                                                • Folder 47 (MSN/MN 0509-47) Letters. Christopher Hayden Walling to Anna Strunsky Walling, n. d. 5 letters.
                                                                                                  • Folder 48 (MSN/EA 0502-48) Letter. Anna Strunsky Walling to Christopher Hayden Walling, n. d. 1 letter.
                                                                                                    Fragment of letter in Anna Strunsky Walling's hand to Hayden Walling.
                                                                                                    • Folder 49 (MSN/MN 0509-49) Correspondence. Anna Strunsky Walling to Anna Walling, 1932 and n. d. 1 telegram and 1 letter.
                                                                                                      • Folder 50 (MSN/MN 0509-50) Letter. Georgia Walling to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1936 September. 1 letter.
                                                                                                        • Folder 51 (MSN/MN 0509-51) Correspondence. Anna Strunsky Walling and Rose Strunsky Lorwin, 1932-1935. 3 letters and 1 postal card.
                                                                                                          • Folder 52 (MSN/MN 0509-52) Letter. Rosalind English Walling to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1926. 1 letter.
                                                                                                            Letter from Anna Strunsky Walling's mother-in-law.
                                                                                                            • Folder 53 (MSN/MN 0509-53) Letter. Rifat Tirana to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1936. 1 letter.
                                                                                                              Letter of condolence written in Albanian.
                                                                                                              • Folder 54 (MSN/MN 0509-54) Letter. Frank Gelett Burgess to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1932. 1 letter.
                                                                                                                Gelett Burgess was an American poet and humorist. He was a friend of Anna Strunsky Walling from her California days.
                                                                                                                • Folder 55 (MSN/MN 0509-55) Letter. Robert Erskine Ely to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1936. 1 letter.
                                                                                                                  Letter of condolence from Robert Ely to Anna Strunsky on death of Willliam English Walling. Ely was director of New York City Town Hall from 1901 to 1937.
                                                                                                                  • Folder 56 (MSN/MN 0509-56) Correspondence. Charmian Kittredge London to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1933 and n. d. 1 letter, 2 postcards, and 1 postal card.
                                                                                                                    A letter fragment and postcards from Charmian London, Jack London's second wife, sent to Anna Strunsky Walling.
                                                                                                                    • Folder 57 (MSN/MN 0509-57) Letter. Mary White Ovington to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1936. 1 letter.
                                                                                                                      Letter from Mary White Ovington, founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, sent to Anna Strunsky Walling. Ovington remarks, "I never thought your husband understood the people he was fighting for whoever they might be."
                                                                                                                      • Folder 58 (MSN/MN 0509-58) Letter. Charles Edward Russell to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1936. 1 letter.
                                                                                                                        Charles Edward Russell was a longtime friend of both Anna Strunsky Walling and William English Walling. Russell, journalist and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1928, signs his letter affectionately as "Uncle Charley".
                                                                                                                        • Folder 59 (MSN/MN 0509-59) Letters. Ellery Sedgwick to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1935. 2 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                                          Letters to Anna Strunsky Walling from Ellery Sedgwich regarding publication of manuscript about Jack London. Sedgwich was editor of Atlantic Monthly from 1908-1938.
                                                                                                                          • Folder 60 (MSN/MN 0509-60) Correspondence. Unidentified to Anna Strunsky, 1906. 1 postcard.
                                                                                                                            Postcard to Anna Strunsky from an unidentified correspondent offering congratulations on her betrothal to William English Walling. The image on the postcard is the Jewish Hospital in Lodz, Poland.
                                                                                                                            • Folder 61 (MSN/MN 0509-61) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1932. 5 letters.
                                                                                                                              • Folder 62 (MSN/MN 0509-62) Correspondence. Miscellaneous correspondents to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1934. 3 letters and 1 Christmas card.
                                                                                                                                • Folder 63 (MSN/MN 0509-63) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1935. 4 letters.
                                                                                                                                  • Folder 64 (MSN/MN 0509-64) Correspondence. Miscellaneous correspondents to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1936 May-October. 3 letters, some with envelopes, and 2 telegrams.
                                                                                                                                    Telegrams sent by Edo Fimmen to Anna Strunsky Walling regarding the death and cremation of William English Walling.
                                                                                                                                    • Folder 65 (MSN/MN 0509-65 ) Correspondence. Miscellaneous correspondents to Anna Strunsky Walling, 1936 November-December. 4 letters, some with enclosures, and 1 postal card.
                                                                                                                                      • Folder 66 (MSN/MN 0509-66) Correspondence. Miscellaneous correspondents to Anna Strunsky Walling, n.d. 9 letters and 1 card.
                                                                                                                                        • Folder 67 (MSN/MN 0509-67) Christmas cards. Miscellaneous correspondents to Anna Strunsky Walling, n. d. 7 Christmas cards.
                                                                                                                                          • Folder 68 (MSN/MN 0509-68) Christmas cards. Miscellaneous correspondents to Anna Strunsky Walling, n. d. 6 Christmas cards and 1 Christmas telegram.
                                                                                                                                            • Folder 69 (MSN/MN 0509-69) Correspondence. Rosamond Walling Tirana to William English Walling, 1932 January-April. 6 letters and 3 telegrams.
                                                                                                                                              The Rosamond Walling Tirana-William English Walling correspondence (folders 69 to 77) includes 54 items, the greater number of which were sent by Rosamond to her father. There are 2 letters from William English Walling to his daughter. Dates range from 1932 to 1935. Rosamond's closeness to her father is suggested by the letters' content; among the most frequent topics are her parents' divorce, her relationship with Rifat Tirana, and her work with the League of Nations.
                                                                                                                                              • Folder 70 (MSN/MN 0509-70) Correspondence. Rosamond Walling Tirana to William English Walling, 1932 June-December. 7 letters and 1 Christmas card.
                                                                                                                                                • Folder 71 (MSN/MN 0509-71) Correspondence. William English Walling and Rosamond Walling Tirana, 1933. 2 letters, 1 postcard, and 1 telegram.
                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 72 (MSN/MN 0509-72) Correspondence. William English Walling and Rosamond Walling Tirana, 1935-1936. 1 letter, 1 postal card, and 1 postcard.
                                                                                                                                                    Includes a letter from William English Walling to Rosamond which outlines the Walling family's precarious financial situation. He graphs the family's 50 per cent drop in income and recommends the renting of their two houses. He implores Rosamond to exercise "extreme care" with her finances.
                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 73 (MSN/MN 0509-73) Letters. Rosamond Walling Tirana to William English Walling, n. d. 9 letters.
                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 74 (MSN/MN 0509-74) Letters. Rosamond Walling Tirana to William English Walling, n. d. 8 letters.
                                                                                                                                                        The 11 November letter includes Rosamond's reflections on her lunch with Rebecca West and on hearing Gandhi speak at the London School of Economics.
                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 75 (MSN/MN 0509-75) Letters. Rosamond Walling Tirana to William English Walling, n. d. 7 letters.
                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 76 (MSN/MN 0509-76) Letters. Rosamond Walling Tirana to William English Walling, n. d. 7 letters.
                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 77 (MSN/MN 0509-77) Letters. Rosamond Walling Tirana to William English Walling, n. d. 4 letters.
                                                                                                                                                              Fragments of letters in Rosamond Walling Tirana's hand to her father.
                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 78 (MSN/MN 0509-78) Letters. Georgia Walling to William English Walling, 1926 and n. d. 10 letters.
                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 79 (MSN/MN 0509-79) Letters. Anna Walling to William English Walling, n. d. 8 letters.
                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 80 (MSN/MN 0509-80) Correspondence. William English Walling and Christopher Hayden Walling, 1935 and n. d. 7 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 81 (MSN/MN 0509-81) Letters. Rosalind English Walling to William English Walling, 1925-1926. 6 letters.
                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 82 (MSN/MN 0509-82) Letters. Rosalind English Walling to William English Walling, n. d. 1 letter.
                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 83 (MSN/MN 0509-83) Letters. Willoughby George Walling to William English Walling, 1926-1936. 7 letters.
                                                                                                                                                                          Willoughby Walling, brother of William English Walling, was president of the Chicago Morris Plan Bank and executor of their Uncle Walling's estate.
                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 84 (MSN/MN 0509-84) Letters. Elizabeth Gladys Echlin to William English Walling, 1932. 2 letters.
                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 85 (MSN/MN 0509-85) Letters. Charles Edward Russell to William English Walling, 1932. 2 letters.
                                                                                                                                                                              Letters from Charles Edward Russell, urging William English Walling to reconsider his divorce from Anna Strunsky Walling.
                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 86 (MSN/MN 0509-86) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents to William English Walling, 1932. 5 letters.
                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 87 (MSN/MN 0509-87) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents to William English Walling, 1933-1934. 5 letters.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 88 (MSN/MN 0509-88) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents to William English Walling, 1935. 3 letters.
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 89 (MSN/MN 0509-89) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents to William English Walling, 1936. 7 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 90 (MSN/MN 0509-90) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents to William English Walling, n. d. 2 letters.
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 91 (MSN/MN 0509-91) Letter. William English Walling to unidentified, n. d. 1 letter.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Fragment of letter written in William English Walling's hand.
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 92 (MSN/MN 0509-92) Correspondence. Rosamond Walling Tirana and Georgia Walling, 1932 and n.d. 4 letters and 1 telegram.
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 93 (MSN/MN 0509-93) Correspondence. Rosamond Walling Tirana and Anna Walling, 1925 and n. d. 3 letters and 1 postcard.
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 94 (MSN/MN 0509-94) Letter. Rosamond Walling Tirana to Christopher Hayden Walling, n. d. 1 letter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 95 (MSN/MN 0509-95) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondents to Rosamond Walling Tirana, 1936. 3 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 96 (MSN/MN 0509-96) Correspondence. Miscellaneous correspondents to Rosamond Walling Tirana, n. d. 5 letters, 1 telegram, 1 Thanksgiving card, and 1 Christmas card.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 97 (MSN/MN 0509-97) Letters. Anna Walling to Walling Family, 1932 and n. d. 3 letters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Letters and fragments of letters in Anna Walling's hand.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 98 (MSN/MN 0509-98) Letters. Georgia Walling to Walling Family, 1935 and n. d. 6 letters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Letters and fragments of letters in Georgia Walling's hand.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 99 (MSN/MN 0509-99) Letters. Miscellaneous correspondence. 1934-1967. 2 letters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Letters neither addressed to nor authored by primary or secondary correspondents of the collection.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 100 (MSN/MN 0509-100) Correspondence. Miscellaneous envelopes, 1936 and n.d. 2 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Series 2: Diaries 
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 101 (MSN/MN 0509-101) Diary of Anna Strunsky Walling, 1934 March-October. 1 volume, 18 cm., 120 leaves, with 222 manuscript pages in Anna Strunsky Walling's hand.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              The volume contains sporadic entries of up to 250 words, ranging from 8 March to 31 October 1934. There are often multiple entries within a single day. The full diary amounts to perhaps 6000 words.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 102 (MSN/MN 0509-102) Diary of Anna Strunsky Walling, 1936 July-September. 1 volume, 18 cm., 102 leaves, with 197 pages of manuscript in Strunsky Walling's hand. 4 loose leaves, with 8 pages of manuscript entries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The volume contains sporadic entries from 13 July to 16 September. The lengthy entries written by the author while traveling to Amsterdam with her son Hayden after the death of William English Walling are especially revealing. The following appears on the front pastedown: "I write these to read to English. All these diaries are for him. We are to read them together when we are both old. But he did not wait and he did not know." The volume appears to be lacking 14 leaves. Included in the folder are 4 loose leaves of uncertain date.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 103 (MSN/MN 0509-103) Diaries of Anna Strunsky Walling, loose leaves, 1933-1934. 19 miscellaneous loose diary leaves from 10 September 1933 to 22 June 1934, with 31 pages of manuscript in Anna Strunsky Walling's hand.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Series 3: Miscellaneous Manuscripts 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 104 (MSN/MN 0509-104) Manuscript by Anna Strunsky Walling, 1915. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This manuscript text by Anna Strunsky Walling was presented to William English Walling on his birthday and recalls three days spent with his daughters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 105 (MSN/MN 0509-105) Manuscripts. Miscellaneous, 1926 and n.d. 3 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Three manuscripts written by Walling children.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Series 4: Records 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 106 (MSN/MN 0509-106) Auto records of Anna Strunsky Walling, 1936 September-October. 2 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Records detail the return of William English Walling's automobile to the United States by Anna Strunsky Walling.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 107 (MSN/MN 0509-107) Auto records of William English Walling, 1935-1936. 8 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Includes international driving permit with a photograph taken shortly before William English Walling's death in 1936.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 108 (MSN/MN 0509-108) Records. Anna Strunsky Walling Miscellaneous, 1922. 1 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Includes French identity card with biographical information and a photograph.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 109 (MSN/MN 0509-109) Records. William English Walling Miscellaneous, 1936. 2 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Includes National Press Club membership card.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 110 (MSN/MN 0509-110) Records. Miscellanous, 1925 and n.d. 6 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Series 5: Printed Ephemera 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 111 (MSN/MN 0509-111) Printed Ephemera. Anna Strunsky Walling, n.d. 3 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Unused Christmas cards.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 112 (MSN/MN 0509-112) Printed Ephemera. William English Walling, 1936 and n.d. 3 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Includes William English Walling's memorial service invitation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 113 (MSN/MN 0509-113) Printed Ephemera. Rosamond Walling Tirana, 1932 and n.d. 4 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Includes copy of an article written by Rosamond Walling Tirana and three marriage announcements from Rosamond Walling Tirana and Rifat Tirana.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 114 (MSN/MN 0509-114) Printed Ephemera. Georgia Walling, n.d. 2 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Includes two Christmas concert programs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 115 (MSN/MN 0509-115) Printed Ephemera. Miscellaneous, 1934 and n.d. 7 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 116 (MSN/MN 0509-116) Printed Ephemera. Miscellaneous, 1935 and n.d. 5 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Includes miscellaneous newspaper clippings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Series 6: Photographs 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 117 (MSN/MN 0509-117) Photographs. Miscellaneous, n. d. 13 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Unidentified photographs.