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Henry Wick Chambers papers

Call Number: MS 22

Scope and Contents

The Henry Wick Chambers (1874-1965) Papers consist of composition books, examinations, miscellaneous, printed lecture notes, study digest, study guides and term papers. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by type of material and cover both grammar school and Yale University courses (from 1895-1899). Topics of the the term papers for European history are "The Popular Feeling Against England" and "The Relation of Railroads to Transportation." After graduating from Yale in 1899, Mr. Chambers was employed as a statistician for the New York, Chicago and Saint Louis Railroad and the New York Central Railroad.

The collection was given to Yale University by Mr. Henry Wick Chambers, Jr., in 1966.


  • 1886-1910
  • Majority of material found within 1886 - 1901


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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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 Henry W. Chambers, Jr., 1966.


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

Persistent URL


Statistician. Chiefly course materials from his years at Yale College, including lecture notes, composition books, copies of term papers, study digest, etc. Also included are items from his grammar school.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Wick Chambers

Statistician, New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company, 3631 Grand Central Terminal, New York City

Residence, 1057 Esplanade, Pelham Manor, N. Y.

Henry spent the first two years after graduation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and later he became connected with two railroad companies-first, the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad, and, more recently, the New York Central.

Chambers is a member of the Little Red Chuch (Huguenot Memorial). He is a Republican "and more so since the eight-hour law and boudoir activities." He belongs to the Sons of the American Revolution, the Yale Club of New York, and the University Club, and is a governor of the Pelham Country Club. In May 1917, he was elected secretary of the Yale Alumni Association of Westchester County.

He was married November 9, 1904, in Batavia, New York, to Constance, daughter of Frank Bolles and Caroline (Dolbeer) Redfield. They have a son and a daughter: Henry Wick, Jr., born May 14, 1908; and Constance, born May 8, 1911.

From History of the Class of Eighteen Hundred Ninety-Nine. Yale College.Vol IV. Compiled by Murray W. Dodge. Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1919.

Guide to the Henry Wick Chambers Papers
Under Revision
September 1969
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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