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J. Howard Van Amringe papers, 1851-1915 

Van Amringe, J. Howard (John Howard), 1835-1915
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10 boxes (10 boxes, 4 volumes )
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Biographical Note

Professor of mathematics, 1863-1910, Head of the Mathematics Dept., 1892-1910, and Dean of Columbia College, 1896-1910.

Scope and Contents

Papers of Van Amringe, including letters from members of the academic community at Columbia and elsewhere, former students, Columbia College alumni, members of the Van Amringe family, and friends. These letters deal with the official, alumni, and personal matters. There are two letter books for 1894 when he was Dean of Columbia's School of Arts. The manuscripts include holograph and typescript copies of speeches made by Van Amringe at various Columbia functions, at alumni affairs, and at meetings of civic, charitable, and academic organizations; course notebooks while he attended Columbia College; diaries of daily appointments, 1909-1914; intimate prose and poetry written by Van Amringe and members of his family; a pencil sketchbook and notebook containing three plays by his daughter Emily Bulow Van Amringe. The collection includes numerous clippings, brochures, invitations, and other Columbia and personal memorabilia.