Includes papers about the Centenary of the Treaty of Ghent, 1814-1914, publications by Harry Shaw Perris and George Herbert
Perris, manuscripts by H.S. Perris, and papers and speeches by other writers.
English author and academic who wrote and lectured on Anglo-American relations, U.S. history, and issues of war and peace
As secretary of the British Peace Centenary Committee, Perris was one of the British delegates invited to the United States
to assist in the organization of the celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of Peace Among English-speaking Peoples,
24 December 1814- 24 December 1914. The U.S. National Committee was organized in New York in February, 1910, with the aim
of honoring the Treaty of Ghent and celebrating the century of peace between America and the British Empire. Invitations were
extended to many other European countries with the purpose of cultivating world-wide good will. It was less a commemmoration
of the past than a covenant of a continuation for the future of present amity and good will. The Honorary Chairman was Theodore
Roosevelt but the committee had no governmental nor diplomatic functions.
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