Eleanor Gamble James Oral History Interview

November 15, 1975
Oral History #OH0028
Lennon, Donald R.; James, Eleanor Gamble
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiocassette, 2.5 hours, 34 pages
Preferred Citation
Eleanor Gamble James Oral History Interview (#OH0028), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Scope and arrangement

Mrs. James describes her life as the favorite niece of Secretary of War Henry Stimson and as the wife of a Navy admiral. She relates personal experiences in visiting with and traveling with Stimson in New York, the Philippines, post W.W. I Europe, and Great Britain. As wife of Admiral James she relates experiences pertaining to their life in W.W. II Bermuda and Charleston, S. C.; post W.W. II Italy; and peacetime duty at Annapolis and Washington, D.C. Individuals discussed include Henry Stimson, Theodore Roosevelt, Felix Frankfurter, William Howard Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Princess Yolanda of Naples, Italy.

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Gift of Eleanor Gamble James

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Key terms
Personal Names
James, Eleanor Gamble
James, Jules, 1885-1957
Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950
Corporate Names
United States. Navy--Officers
Navy spouses--United States--Biography
Politicians--United States--Anecdotes
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
United States--Politics and government--20th century