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At a Glance
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.".
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Robert Bage Canfield manuscripts; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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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
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/17/89.
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.