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Herbert Brewster Fuller papers

Call Number: MS 1644

Scope and Contents

The Herbert Brewster Fuller Papers consist of correspondence written by Fuller to his family in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. The letters span Fuller's undergraduate years at Yale from September, 1896 to June, 1900.

The correspondence deals with life at Yale, covering such topics as sports, housing, co-ed classes, exams, debating, the change of Yale presidents from Dwight to Hadley, commencement, and New Haven weather conditions.


  • 1896-1900


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 Marjorie Fuller, 1993.


0.25 Linear Feet

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 letters to the Fuller family from Herbert Brewster Fuller, Yale Class of 1900. The correspondence deals with life at Yale, covering such topics as sports, housing, co-educational classes, examinations, debating, the change of Yale presidents from Timothy Dwight to Arthur Hadley, commencement, and New Haven weather conditions.

Biographical / Historical

Herbert Brewster Fuller was born on March 17, 1870, in Brunswick, Georgia. His father, Warren Adelbert Fuller, was president of Warren A. Fuller Company and was a lumber merchant in Glen Ridge, N.J. His mother was Mara Fisher (Brewster) Fuller. His paternal grandparents were Jonathan Fuller, Jr. and Sarah Ann (Withington) of Wellesley, Mass., and his maternal grandparents were Francis A. Brewster (M.D. 1840) and Abby (Fisher) Brewster of Hampton, Conn., and Brunswick.

He graduated from Yale in 1900. Yale relatives include a great-grandfather, William A. Brewster (M.D. Hon. 1830). He receoved his first dispute appointment Junior year; dissertation appointment, Townsend Premium, and two-year honors in political science and law Senior year. He was associated with the Warren A. Fuller Company from 1900-1904, was export manager for W. O. Davey & Sons from 1904-1905,exporters of paper and special board, and sales manager for Bird & Son, Inc. from 1905 until his retirement in 1936. After his retirement he resided in Montclair, N.J. and Stamford, C.T.

He was a corpoal New Jersey State Militia Reserve and on Liberty Bond, Red Cross and Y.M.C.A. fund campaign committees in Glen Ridge in World War I. He was also a clerk for the Glen Ridge Congregational church.

He never married. Fuller died on January 12, 1947 in New Canaan, Connecticut due to a cerembral hemerage.

Guide to the Herbert Brewster Fuller Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Carol King and Ian Warman
June 1994
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Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
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Finding aid written in English.

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