1919 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG HARVARD MAN WHO WOULD GO ON TO A MULTI FACETED LIFE: INDUSTRIALIST, ENGINEER, CORPORATE CEO, STATE DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR AND CIA OPERATIVE DURING THE BAY OF PIGS

By: THOMAS DUDLEY CABOT

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On offer is a terrific little diary of a man who rose to become, among other things, in charge of a U.S. program arming allies throughout the world and supervised the disbursement of $6 billion in foreign economic and military aid for the United States. Organized on an academic year basis, this diary measures 4.0 inches by 2.5 inches. It contains 122 pages and is about 70% complete. The cover is in fair condition. The spine has been broken but all but a few pages are secured. The handwriting is small and cramped but can be made out. Thomas Dudley Cabot was born in 1897 to a wealthy American family in Boston MA. His father had established Cabot Corporation in 1882 which today is a global, mufti-billion dollar corporation. He took some courses at Boston Tech (now known as Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Curtiss Flying School, becoming a World War I flight instructor in the U.S. Army Signal Corps before graduating cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Engineering, in 1919. In 1919, after graduating, he joined his fathers firm and three years later, became CEO - a position he would hold for the next 38 years. In the 1950's he joined the State Department in Harry Truman's administration as Director of Office of International Security Affairs. As noted above, under his direction, some 6 billion dollars in foreign and military aid was disbursed. In 1960, he was President of a shell company owned by the CIA which established 'Radio Swan' on Swan Island that began broadcasting in May 1960 during preparation for, and during, the abortive Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba. The station was removed from the islands in the late 1960s and its main transmitter was transferred for use in the Vietnam War. He was also a longtime director of United Fruit Company, and became its president in 1948. The United Fruit Company (today Chiquita Brands International) flourished in the early and mid-20th century, and it came to control vast territories and transportation networks in Latin America and the West Indies. Its enormous power came to symbolize the worst of American neocolonialism. His brother was a U.S. Ambassador under the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations and another relative was Henry Cabot Lodge II Lodge was a Republican United States Senator from Massachusetts and also a United States ambassador. Lodge also served with him on the Board of the United Fruit Company. This diary was written in his last year at Harvard. Many of its entries revolve around his studies and his very active social life in Boston: "Be at Billings at 7:45 with skates. Carnival on Jamaica Pond. Moonlight skate with Kitty." [Jan 15, 1919]; "A.M. studied. Canoe trip with Jack [ ] Auburndale and return 1-7:45. EC Class 56 & 58" [Apr 6, 1919]; "To Weston at 11:00. Then to Lexington to see horse. Then to Bradlers. Lunch at Bradlers at 1:00. { } Hill Horse Show. Weston for supper." [May 30, 1919]; "Slight westerly breeze . EYC race to Marblehead with Ed Cabot in [ ]. Light S wind. EYC race. Came 4 th ... studied in library all evening." [Aug 5th, 1919] What these entries show is that he was definitely a member of the wealthy upper class of early 20th century America and came from a privileged background. And, he lived life accordingly. A social historian would find this first-hand background information not only fascinating but also revealing. Cabot was at the nexus of a great deal of American power and commerce and played an instrumental role in many of the decisions that impacted so many people.

Title: 1919 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG HARVARD MAN WHO WOULD GO ON TO A MULTI FACETED LIFE: INDUSTRIALIST, ENGINEER, CORPORATE CEO, STATE DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR AND CIA OPERATIVE DURING THE BAY OF PIGS

Author Name: THOMAS DUDLEY CABOT

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS MASS, 1919

Book Condition: Fair

Type: Manuscript

Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall

Seller ID: 0008223

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