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Charles Page papers

Call Number: MS 1484

Scope and Contents

The Charles Page Papers consist of Yale memorabilia collected by Charles Page, Class of 1868, and his journal describing Class Day, July 1, 1868, and travels in Europe following graduation.

The scrapbook includes a wide variety of printed material either collected or received by Charles Page. Among the types of material represented are announcements of college publications, chapel passes, tuition bills, a disciplinary letter home, newspaper clippings, tickets, fraternity insignia, and annual examinations.

The journal begins with a description of Class Day (July 1, 1868) and Commencement Day (July 23, 1868) at Yale. Page then left on a "Grand Tour," travelling to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Ghent, Berlin, and Potsdam, which he describes in detail.

The papers were the gift of Charles Page, Class of 1926, in 1988.


  • 1862-1869


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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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 Charles Page, 1988.


Arranged chronologically.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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The papers consist of a scrapbook of Yale momorabilia collected by Charles Page and a journal describing Class Day, July 1, 1868, and Page's travels in Europe following graduation.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Page, 1847-1912

Charles Page, son of Dr. Thomas and Ann Maria (Liljewalch) Page, was born in Valparaiso, Chile, March 12, 1847. He was prepared for college in West Haverford, Pa., by Rev. James Gilbourne Lyons, and joined the class at the beginning of the Sophomore year.

After graduation he spent fourteen months in Europe, attending during that time law lectures at the Universities of Brussels and Berlin. On his return to the United States he went to California and continued his law studies in San Francisco in the office of Patterson & Stowe, and was admitted to the bar in April, 1872. Since then he had been in successful practice, and was widely known in his specialty of admiralty law.

Mr. Page died of pneumonia at a hospital in San Francisco, February 26, 1912, in his 65th year. His brother, a member of the class of 1864, died the preceding November.

He married in San Francisco, September 12, 1877, Sallie Heath Myers, daughter of General William Myers, of the United States Army, who survives him with two sons, the elder, Charles R., a graduate of the College in 1900.

Mr. Page was one of the founders of the Yale Alumni Association for the Northern District of California (formerly Central California) and left a generous bequest to the University through the Alumni Fund.

Taken from: Obituary Record Of Graduates Of Yale University, deceased during the year ending June 1, 1912.

Guide to the Charles Page Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Carol King and Nancy Lyon
January 1989
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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