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Norman White Cary papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 883

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of letters exchanged between Norman White Cary and his mother and sister during his four years at Yale College. The letters provide a detailed record of his life as a student with accounts of studies, finances, social and cultural events, and life in New Haven. His mother's letters are intensely solicitous of Cary's physical and moral well-being, but also describe family happenings and social life in Philadelphia where she was head of a school for young ladies.

Dates

  • 1866-1870

Creator

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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 N. Leroy Cary, 1944.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0883

Overview

The papers consist of letters exchanged between Norman White Cary and his mother and sister during his four years at Yale College. The letters provide a detailed record of his life as a student with accounts of studies, finances, social and cultural events, and life in New Haven. His mother's letters are intensely solicitous of Cary's physical and moral well-being, but also describe family happenings and social life in Philadelphia where she was head of a school for young ladies.

Biographical / Historical

Norman White Cary, son of Rev. Josiah Addison and Gertrude (Jenkins) Cary, was born in New York City, New York, on October 29, 1849. He was prepared for college at the Rev. Dr. J. W. Faire's Classical Institute, Philadelphia, and Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale with the class of 1870 and received an A.M. from Yale in 1873. That same year, he also graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary. He entered the ministry of the Presbyterian Church and was pastor over numerous churches along the east coast and in the northern Midwest. Around 1885, he had the desire to teach and began a school in North Dakota, then moved to Baltimore to learn chemistry and physics at Johns Hopkins University. He quickly returned to the ministry, though, and eventually also began selling life insurance. He and his wife, Hannah S. Craig had three children Addison Reading (1886), Medora Alice (1888), and Norman Leroy (1892). He died on May 11, 1928.
Title
Guide to the Norman White Cary Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
Date
March 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

Contact:
Yale University Library
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Location

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

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