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   John Bates Clark Papers 1848-1955 [Bulk dates: 1874-1938].

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Series IV: Biographical Materials, 1848-1957 (1868-1939)

Series IV consists of material related to John Bates Clark's personal life, his death and legacy, and Clark family history and genealogy.

Subseries IV.1: Personal Documents, 1848-1937

This subseries holds a range of personal material from all facets of John Bates Clark's and the Clark family's lives, and is particularly useful in giving a glimpse of Clark's wide-ranging interests outside of academic life. The earliest materials are an 1851 letter written by Clark's great-grandfather, Daniel Clark, and an 1857 diary belonging to Clark's father, John H. Clark. Representative items include two patents held by John Bates Clark, the manuscript of a story he wrote for his children, and several account books. There are also several folders of documents related to Clark family history and genealogy.

Academic Documents, undated,
1873
Map Case 14-O-1

(oversized)

Account Books,
1869,
1905,
1916

Box 13
Folder 9
Articles about John Bates Clark from REVIEW OF REVIEWS and the FINANCIAL CHRONICLE, 1927-1928
Box 13
Folder 10
Biographical Manuscripts, undated, 1934-1937
Box 13
Folder 11
Clark Family History and Genealogical Research, 1851-1910
Box 13
Folder 12
Correspondence Regarding and a Facsimile of E.L. Ipsen's Portrait of John Bates Clark,
1927
Box 13
Folder 13
Diary of John H. Clark,
1857
Box 13
Folder 14
Diary and Almanac of John Bates Clark,
1927
Box 13
Folder 15
Documents Related to Carleton College,
1885,
1936
Box 13
Folder 16
Financial Records "of Value as Souvenirs," 1848-1869
Box 13
Folder 17
THE HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF
1869
AMHERST COLLEGE, "LIGHT,"
1889

Box 14
Folder 1
Lyrics for "International Hymn" written in
1896
by George Huntington,
undated
Box 14
Folder 2
Manuscript of a Children's Story, "Sir Peter Longlegs," by John Bates Clark, circa 1920-1930
Box 14
Folder 3
Memorial for George Huntington,
1916
Box 14
Folder 4
Newspaper Articles Regarding John Bates and Myra Almeda Clark's Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary,
1935
Box 14
Folder 5
"Notes for Birth-day Speech,"
undated
Box 14
Folder 6
Passports of John Bates Clark and Charlotte Clark,
1872
Map Case 14-O-1

(oversized)

Patents Held by John Bates Clark, 1868-1869,
1896
Map Case 14-O-1

(oversized)

Poem Manuscript: "Hard by the City Hall There Dwells,"
undated
Box 14
Folder 9
Program for a Speaking Contest, with Enclosed Card,
1872
Box 14
Folder 10

Subseries IV.2: Materials Concerning the Death of John Bates Clark, 1938-1957

This subseries contains several areas of interest. The first is a collection of obituaries and memorials to John Bates Clark. Next are documents related to the publication of John Bates Clark: A Memorial (1938). This small book was written and published by the children of John Bates Clark after his death, and a copy of the book appears in this series. The third component of this subseries is a memorial scrapbook of unknown origin (though it was likely assembled by Myra Almeda Smith Clark shortly after her husband's death), which has been disassembled for preservation purposes. The order of the items from the scrapbook (including general papers, obituaries, and correspondence) has been retained, as has the cover. Please note that additional correspondence concerning John Bates Clark's death can be found in Series I. Finally, this subseries contains a few individual items related to John Bates Clark's death and legacy, most notably a copy of the program from his memorial service at St. Paul's Chapel on the campus of Columbia University.

Memorials and Obituaries for John Bates Clark

Journals Featuring Obituaries of John Bates Clark,
1938
Box 14
Folder 11
Memorials to John Bates Clark,
1938
Box 14
Folder 12
Obituary Clippings,
1938 March
Box 14
Folder 13
Documents Regarding JOHN BATES CLARK: A MEMORIAL
JOHN BATES CLARK: A MEMORIAL,
1938
Box 14
Folder 14
Documents, 1938-1939
Box 14
Folder 15
Lists of Recipients, 1938-1939
Box 14
Folder 16
Reviews and Press Notices,1939
Box 14
Folder 17

John Bates Clark Memorial Scrapbook

Frontmatter and Cover,
undated
Map Case 14-O-1

(oversized)

Obituaries,
1938
Box 14
Folder 19
Correspondence,
1938
Box 14
Folder 20
Other Material Regarding John Bates Clark's Death and Legacy
Documents Regarding John Bates Clark Papers, undated,
1957
Box 14
Folder 21
Memorial Service Program,
1938
Box 14
Folder 22
Pamphlet on Mourning,
undated
Box 14
Folder 23

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