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Whitford family papers, A1027

Identifier: A1027


  • Creation: 1882 - 1965

Access to Collection

Collection is open for research.

Biographical note

William Calvin Whitford and Edward Everett Whitford both graduated from Madison University, Colgate University's predecessor institution, in 1886. Both were born in Brookfield, New York on January 31, 1865 and prepared at Brookfield Academy.

Edward earned a PhD from Columbia University in 1912 after beginning graduate work in 1904. He taught at Colby Academy in New London, New Hampshire (1886-1891) and Keystone Academy in Factoryville, Pennsylvania (1891-1898). He was a bank cashier in Brookfield (1898-1900) and principal of Brookfield High School (1900-1902), Shamokin (PA) High School (1902), and Commercial High School of Brooklyn (1902-1904). He later taught at the College of the City of New York (1905-1935) and did YMCA Educational Work overseas (1918-1919). He retired to Brookfield.

William graduated from Union Theological Seminary in 1892 and earned a Doctor of Divinity from Alfred University in 1907. He worked as a bank cashier in Brookfield (1886-1889) and was ordained at Seventh Day Baptist in Brookfield on May 25, 1892. He was a pastor in Berlin (1892-1893), a professor of Biblical languages and literature at Alfred University (1893-1901) and Alfred Theological Seminary (1901-1925), and president of the Seventh-Day Baptist Education Society (1910-1925). He died in Hornell, NY on August 12, 1925.

Elmer William Smith, ed., Colgate University General Catalogue, vol. 2, (Hamilton, NY: Colgate University, 1939), 80-81.


0.8 Cubic Feet

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This collection is arranged in two series:

  • Correspondence, 1882-1889, 1965
  • Journals, 1886-1892
  • Title
    Guide to the Whitford family papers
    Sharlene Disla and Lora Davis
    October 5, 2012
    Description rules
    Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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    Code for undetermined script
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    Repository Details

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