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Clarence Shepard Day papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1094

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of letters written by Clarence Day, many with ink drawings, to family and friends on personal matters and on business relating to the Class of 1896 of Yale University, of which Day was secretary. Also included is the record book of the Raleigh Pipe Club (1894-1907) and miscellaneous newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • 1894-1947

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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

Extent

0.25 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.1094

Overview

The papers consist of letters written by Clarence Day, many with ink drawings, to family and friends on personal matters and on business relating to the Class of 1896 of Yale University, of which Day was secretary. Also included is the record book of the Raleigh Pipe Club (1894-1907) and miscellaneous newspaper clippings.

Biographical / Historical

The son of a stockbroker, Clarence Day, Jr. was born in New York City, on November 18, 1874. He was educated at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, before attending Yale College. Upon graduating in 1896, Day followed his father into the stock market, but quickly came to dislike it and joined the navy. After being stricken with arthritis, Day had to leave the navy. Bound to crutches and a wheelchair, he began to write poems and books with some success. It was not until the last year of his life, however, that one of his books, Life with Father, became widely successful, winning awards and reaching the top of nonfiction best-seller lists. Day died of pneumonia on December 28, 1935, in New York City.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Clarence Day, Jr. Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
May 1982
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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New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
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Location

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

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