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At a Glance
This collection consists of four bound volumes: a handwritten preface, two full manuscripts on the summer cruises of 1886 and 1887, and a transcription of the manuscript of the 1886 cruise. The volumes relate the events of the Columbia College Canoe Club's 6-week summer cruises on Lake George, Lake Champlain, Richelieu River, St. Lawrence River, and Thousand Islands in summer 1886. In summer 1887, the Canoe Club had a permanent camp at Little Harbor Island, Lake George.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Jerome W. Frank canoe cruise diaries; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
No additions are expected.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
1997.004: Source of acquisition--Jerome D. Frank. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1997. 2022-2023 M010 -- Emily Frank, Gift, July 29, 2022.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
2022-08-03 Added 1887 canoe cruise diary. (JR)
History / Biographical Note
Jerome W. Frank received a PhB (Bachelor of Philosophy) in the course of Analytical and Applied Chemistry from the Columbia School of Mines, Engineering and Chemistry in 1888. He was a member and later Secretary (1886) and Purser (1887) of the Canoe Club. Frank was elected as a class speaker at commencement. A chemist, Frank was a member of the Chemist Standard Varnish Workers and served as Vice President of the Langville Black & Carbon Company, in New York, NY. He was a member of the Chemistry Society, American Chemical Society and the American Society for Testing Materials. He died in July 1932.