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Image - Football team, Hamilton College, 1902

Football team, Hamilton College, 1902

The Hamilton College Archives - General Collection

The Hamilton College Archives holds Hamilton and Kirkland College records and personal papers of enduring value from administrators, faculty, students, and alumni from the founding of the Hamilton-Oneida Academy to the present, for the use of members of the Hamilton College community, scholars, and the general public.


  • Diaries, journals, etc.


Katherine Collett, Archivist
E-mail: askarch (at) hamilton (dot) edu
Telephone: (315) 859-4471

Hamilton College Archives
Burke Library
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

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Diary of Joel Smith Bacon
Diary of Joel Smith Bacon, Class of 1826. Bacon attended Cortland Academy in Homer, N.Y. and Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. (B.A. 1826). Later in life he was a president of Columbian College (now George Washington University), and a Baptist minister who distributed Bibles to freed slaves after the Civil War.
Diary of Justus B. Doolittle; covering his life as a foreign missionary in Foochow, China, until the year 1873
Diary of Justus B. Doolittle (Class of 1846). Describes Doolittle's life as a student at Hamilton College on pages 3-5. Diary entries begin on page 52, after an autobiography of his life up to that point.; Biography: J.B. Doolittle (1824-1880) H.C. Class of 1846 Missionary to China: 1849-1864 Justus B. Doolittle was born on 23 June, 1824 in Rutland, NY, and died on 15 June, 1880 in Clinton, NY. Af... [description clipped]
Hamilton College Root Glen journal
A journal of botanical information on the Hamilton College Root Glen kept by different members of the Root family (the handwriting changes at least once); it includes photographs copied for display in the Grant Garden., TABLE OF CONTENTS: Aconite, Monkshood (Aconitum spp.) [165, 166, 181, 201, 229, 235, 256]; Acroclinium (Rodanthe spp.) [191, 216]; African Daisy (Dimorphotheca spp.) [219, 230, 239... [description clipped]