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Charles Winslow Burpee collection

Call Number: MS 1356

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains items relating to Charles Winslow Burpee and to Yale College. Included are two undated letters to Burpee from friends and five communications concerning Skull and Bones. There is also a photograph of Skull and Bones members dating around 1883 and two impressions of the Skull and Bones seal. The remainder of the collection consists of Yale memorabilia such as programs, football tickets, Yale pins and other souvenir objects.


  • 1872-1914


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Stiles Burpee, 1982; and Richard Guarelia, 1995.


Arranged by record type.


0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


Largely Yale memorabilia including programs, pins, and a model of the Yale fence. Also in the Charles Winslow Burpee collection are photographs of members of Skull and Bones ca. 1883 and related memorabilia.

Biographical / Historical

Charles W. Burpee: Yale, B.A., 1883; editor of Waterbury American (Ct.), 1883-1891; of Bridgeport Standard (Ct.), 1891-1895; of Hartford Courant, 1895-1904; with Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company 1904-1935; literary editor, Hartford Times, 1930-1935; author of books on Connecticut history.
Guide to the Charles Winslow Burpee Collection
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
January 1983
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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