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Elton Gardiner Littell scrapbook

Title
Elton Gardiner Littell scrapbook, 1887-1902.
Author
Littell, Elton Gardiner, 1879-1962.

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New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
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Summary
  • The Littell family traces its ancestry to settlers in the Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and New Jersey during the early eighteenth century. Elton Gardiner Littell, third son of Rev. T. Harrington Littell, an Episcopalian priest, was a New York City pediatrician, chief of school medical services for the Westchester Medical Society, and superintendent of health in the public schools of Yonkers. He great-uncle, Eliakim Littel, was a notable American publisher. A graduate of Trinity College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Elton Gardiner Littell died in Yonkers in 1962.
  • Littell's scrapbook focuses mainly on his years at Trinity College, 1895-1899, and includes clippings, photographs, calling cards and ephemera. Littell collected autographs from friends and faculty members, and maintained material documenting his participation in football and tennis, his attendance at social dances and theatrical events, and his membership in the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. Additional items include obituaries of family members, friends, and notable individuals; a small quantity of correspondence; and a draft of his 1899 Trinity College commencement address, The Proper Treatment of Criminals. Also present are clippings from this same time period related to his father, Rev. T. Harrington Littell, his brother Rev. John Stockton Littell, and his brother Rev. Samuel Harrington Littell, a missionary who later served the Episcopalian Church as the Bishop of Honolulu.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
Terms of Use (note)
  • The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. All rights reserved.
Source (note)
  • Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society,
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Milstein Division of Local History and Genealogy.
  • University of Delaware Library, Special Collections Department.
Provenance (note)
  • Presented to the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society in 1986 by Effingham N. Lawrence
Call Number
MssCol NYGB 18201
OCLC
670675874
Author
Littell, Elton Gardiner, 1879-1962.
Title
Elton Gardiner Littell scrapbook, 1887-1902.
Terms Of Use
The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. All rights reserved.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Littell - Little family miscellany. ; Milstein Division of Local History and Genealogy.
Littell family papers, 1808 - 2005; University of Delaware Library, Special Collections Department.
Provenance
Presented to the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society in 1986 by Effingham N. Lawrence
Source
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2008.
Added Author
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
Research Call Number
MssCol NYGB 18201
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