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Cyril Clemens Manuscript Collection III [DOC MSS 47]

Identifier: DOC MSS 47

Scope and Contents

These diaries, kept by Cyril Clemens' paternal grandfather Bryan Mullanphy Clemens, cover the latter's life in London and trips to the Continent during the late 1890s. They were apparently directed to a young female relative in St. Louis.  Clemens' constant companion was his son James Ross Clemens, studying medicine in England.  Later Jim married fellow St. Louisan Katharine Boland, who came to share his life abroad.  The diaries reflect with humor and much local color the daily activities and thoughts of Bryan, Jim, and Katharine as well as e their visits to relatives in Germany and other pleasure jaunts in Europe.  In a reflection of the prevailing sentiment of the times, they also provide evidence of Bryan's prejudice against Jews, blacks, and various styles of foreigners.


  • 1897-1899


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This collection has only 1 series:  1. Diaries.  These diaries were kept by Bryan Mullanphy Clemens, Cyril Clemens' paternal grandfather, during the late 1890s. They reached the Archives through Cyril's niece Mary Gotwals, who had procured them from her uncle's estate after his death. They are apparently part of a series of diaries that Bryan Clemens produced around the turn of the twentieth century; other volumes are housed in the Cyril Clemens Manuscript Collection, DOC MSS 32.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Cyril Clemens.

Related Materials

Please see two related collections:  Cyril Clemens Manuscript Collection (DOC MSS 32); Cyril Clemens Manuscript Collection II (DOC MSS 35).

Separated Materials

Please see the collection of photographs which have been separated from this collection:  Cyril Clemens Photograph Collection (AVA PHO 34).

Cyril Clemens Manuscript Collection III [DOC MSS 47]DOC MSS 47
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Repository Details

Part of the Saint Louis University Archives Repository

Pius XII Memorial Library
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St. Louis Missouri 63108 United States