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Watson Fredericks Kinney collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1584

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Kinney family correspondence, genealogical material, a memoir, a writing on the icaroscope, and a report on a Yale engineering inspection trip.

Dates

  • 1876-1995
  • Majority of material found within 1876 - 1928

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for 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 Watson F. Kinney and transferred from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1989, 1996.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 1 folio)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1584

Overview

The collection consists of Kinney family correspondence, genealogical material, a memoir, a writing on the icaroscope, and a report on a Yale engineering inspection trip.

Biographical / Historical

Watson Fredericks Kinney was born on December 25, 1906, in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, son of James Montrose Kinney and Helen Watson Fredericks Kinney. His father was president of the Kinney-Coons Company, Inc. of Yonkers, New York.

Kinney attended Pelham High School and Phillips-Andover. He studied mechanical engineering at the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University. His Yale relatives include two uncles, Gilmore Kinney, '07S and Orson A. Kinney, '18.

After graduation from Yale in 1929, Kinney joined the Detroit Edison Company as an engineer in the production department. He was owner of the Watson F. Kinney Sales Engineering Company in Detroit, Michigan from 1958 until his retirement in 1974.

(Extracted from: History of the Class of Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Nine, Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, vol. 1, 1929.

50 Year Record, Yale '29, 1979.)
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Watson Fredericks Kinney Collection
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Carol King
Date
March 1990
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

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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