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Charles Astor Bristed, Jr. papers

Call Number: MS 960

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of notebooks and a letterbook of Charles Astor Bristed, Jr. (fl. 1887-1904). Son of the scholar and author Charles Astor Bristed (1820-1874) and his second wife, Grace Sedgwick, and a great-grandson of John Jacob Astor, Bristed was a member of the American social elite, as reflected in his letterbook. This records primarily business and financial correspondence for the years 1888 through 1904; many of the letters deal with property owned by Bristed. The same picture of affluence is presented in the travel journal of Bristed's wife for 1906, which they spent with their children in Italy and France.

The remaining papers in this collection are six notebooks kept by Bristed while he was a student at Stonyhurst College in England. Topics include ethics, religion, philosophy, and theology.


  • 1888-1906


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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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

Purchased in 1964.


0.5 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 student notebooks, a letterbook, and a journal of Charles A. Bristed, Jr., and his wife. Bristed's student notebooks were produced while he studied at Stonyhurst College in England, 1887-1889.

Biographical / Historical

Charles A. Bristed, Jr. was the son of author and scholar Charles Astor Bristed and Grace Sedgwick Bristed.

Guide to the Charles Astor Bristed, Jr. Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
July 1983
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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