Guide to the Papers of Charles F. Emerson, 1865 - 1922Manuscript MS-998

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Guide to the Papers of Charles F. Emerson, 1865 - 1922

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-998

Collection Dates:

1865 - 1922

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


Charles F. Emerson, dean of faculty at Dartmouth College. (1843-1922). Dartmouth Class of 1868. Consist of correspondence and memos related to his tenure as Dean of Faculty.

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Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Charles F. Emerson contain correspondence and memos related to his tenure as dean of faculty at Dartmouth College.


Charles F. Emerson was born on Sept. 28, 1843 in Chelmsford, MA. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1868. From 1868 to 1874 he was a math instructor at the NH College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts which was associated with Dartmouth College. In 1872, he was appointed Associate Professor of Natural Philosophy and Mathematics and promoted to Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy in 1878. He held this position until 1899. In 1893, Emerson was appointed Dean of the Faculty, a position he held until his retirement in 1913. Emerson died in Hanover on December 1, 1922 at the age of 79.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1865-1922

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Shelf List cards from Clump Project, undated
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence: Letter to Asa Dodge Smith, 1865
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence: Letter to Asa Dodge Smith, 1868
  • Folder: 4, Memorandum, 1868
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence: Letter to Dr. Cecil Franklin Patch Bancroft, 1887
  • Folder: 6, Notice of faculty vote, 1896
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: Degree Inquiries to Dean's Office from Gustin, Byron Freeto, 1896
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence: Letter from Sarah H. Gobb, 1899
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: Letters from Arthur Livermore, 1903-1905
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: Letter of Resignation, 1913
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence: Letter from Melvin O. Adams, 1916
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence: Letter from Willard W. Eggleston, 1922

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