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Robert Bage Canfield manuscripts, 1858-1862

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0189
Bib ID 4078581 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Canfield, Robert Bage, 1843-1929
Title Robert Bage Canfield manuscripts, 1858-1862
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged.

Description

Summary

Lecture notes and essays of Canfield while a student at Columbia College. A number of subjects are covered including Richard Sears McCulloh's lectures on physics, on optics, and on pneumatics, Francis Lieber's lectures on history, and John McVickar's lectures on religion. Also, Canfield's graduation thesis"The Dignity of Labor.".

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Robert Bage Canfield manuscripts; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Michael D. Lampen, 1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Lampen, Michael D. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1982. Accession number--M-82.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/17/89.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lecture notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) -- : Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
History -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lieber, Francis, 1800-1872 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McCulloh, R. S. (Richard Sears), 1818-1894 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McVickar, John, 1787-1868 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Optics -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physics -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pneumatics -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Religion -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Robert Bage Canfield spent his boyhood and youth in New York. He received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1862. After studying at Columbia Law School for several years, he left in 1865 for the West, without a law degree. He returned from silver mining in Nevada to take the New York bar exam in 1868. In 1873 he moved West again when he was admitted to the California bar. He settled in Santa Barbara in 1876 and established his law practice there in 1878, forming a partnership with Henry P. Starbuck in 1896. He was appointed to the bench of the Superior Court by Gov. Stockman in 1886, served as President of the Santa Barbara Bar Association for 17 years, organized the Santa Barbara Water Co., was President of the local Unitarian Society, and showed an active interest in many other civic, state, and national projects. He married Mrs. Louis Davison in 1873.