Guide to the Canes of the Dartmouth College, Rauner Special Collections Library, circa 1800 - 2008 Realia 535

Collection Overview

Title:

Guide to the Canes of the Dartmouth College, Rauner Special Collections Library, circa 1800 - 2008

Call Number:

 Realia 535

Collection Dates:

circa 1800 - 2008

Size of Collection:

8 boxes (24 linear feet)

Abstract:

Collection of wooden canes, primarily those carried and carved by Dartmouth seniors. The practice of carving senior canes began in 1885. In the 1890s, Charles Dudley, Class of 1902, designed the most common Indian Head Cane. Other canes in the collection include presentation canes, society canes, and Daniel Webster's walking stick.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

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