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John Bates Clark papers, 1848-1955, bulk 1874-1938

Series IV: Biographical Materials, 1848-1957, bulk 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.

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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.

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


Box 13 Folder 9 Account Books, 1869, 1905, 1916, 1869, 1905, 1916

Box 13 Folder 10 Articles about John Bates Clark from REVIEW OF REVIEWS and the FINANCIAL CHRONICLE,, 1927-1928

Box 13 Folder 11 Biographical Manuscripts, undated, 1934-1937

Box 13 Folder 12 Clark Family History and Genealogical Research, 1851-1910

Box 13 Folder 13 Correspondence Regarding and a Facsimile of E.L. Ipsen's Portrait of John Bates Clark,, 1927

Box 13 Folder 14 Diary of John H. Clark, 1857

Box 13 Folder 15 Diary and Almanac of John Bates Clark, 1927

Box 13 Folder 16 Documents Related to Carleton College, 1885, 1936, 1885, 1936

Box 13 Folder 17 Financial Records "of Value as Souvenirs,", 1848-1869

Box 14 Folder 1 THE HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1869 AMHERST COLLEGE, "LIGHT," 1889, 1869, 1889

Box 14 Folder 2 Lyrics for "International Hymn" written in 1896 by George Huntington, undated, 1896, undated

Box 14 Folder 3 Manuscript of a Children's Story, "Sir Peter Longlegs," by John Bates Clark, circa, 1920-1930

Box 14 Folder 4 Memorial for George Huntington, 1916

Box 14 Folder 5 Newspaper Articles Regarding John Bates and Myra Almeda Clark's Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary,, 1935

Box 14 Folder 6 "Notes for Birth-day Speech,", undated

Map Case 14-O-1 Passports of John Bates Clark and Charlotte Clark, 1872


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


Box 14 Folder 9 Poem Manuscript: "Hard by the City Hall There Dwells,", undated

Box 14 Folder 10 Program for a Speaking Contest, with Enclosed Card, 1872

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 ofJohn 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

Box 14 Folder 11 Journals Featuring Obituaries of John Bates Clark, 1938

Box 14 Folder 12 Memorials to John Bates Clark, 1938

Box 14 Folder 13 Obituary Clippings, 1938 March


Box 14 Folder 14 JOHN BATES CLARK: A MEMORIAL, 1938

Box 14 Folder 15 Documents, 1938-1939

Box 14 Folder 16 Lists of Recipients, 1938-1939

Box 14 Folder 17 Reviews and Press Notices,1939

John Bates Clark Memorial Scrapbook

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


Box 14 Folder 19 Obituaries, 1938

Box 14 Folder 20 Correspondence, 1938

Other Material Regarding John Bates Clark's Death and Legacy

Box 14 Folder 21 Documents Regarding John Bates Clark Papers, undated, 1957

Box 14 Folder 22 Memorial Service Program, 1938

Box 14 Folder 23 Pamphlet on Mourning, undated