Day, Clarence, 1874-1935
- Existence: November 18, 1874 - December 28, 1935
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
The collection consists of correspondence, writings, personal papers, and printed material documenting the career of Clarence Shepard Day. The collection provides insight into Day's work as an author, illustrator, and humorist, who often poked fun at upper class New Yorkers. The collection also documents Day's experience as an undergraduate student at Yale University in the late nineteenth-century. Correspondents include: Alfred A. Knopf and Vira Whitehouse.
The papers consist of letters written by Clarence Day, many with ink drawings, to family and friends on personal matters and on business relating to the Class of 1896 of Yale University, of which Day was secretary. Also included is the record book of the Raleigh Pipe Club (1894-1907) and miscellaneous newspaper clippings.
ALS, enclosing holograph poem: "Accept, O God, said Abraham..."
Drawing mentioned in letter is not included.
The papers consist primarily of correspondence received by Dudley Vaill from Clarence Day, former roommate and fellow graduate of the Yale Class of 1896. Day, author of the hit Broadway play, "Life with Father," was a prolific correspondent who enlivened his letters with ink sketches. The correspondence deals with personal matters as well as alumni activities. Memorabilia and photographs of Vaill's college days complete the collection.