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Frederick Wallace Blakeslee Colgate University photograph album, A1289

Identifier: A1289

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of pages from an album that appears to have been compiled by Colgate student Frederick Wallace Blakeslee. It features photographs from the late 1890s that depict the Colgate campus, including interiors and exteriors of buildings; professors; the village of Hamilton; fraternities; and athletic teams. Also included are photographs that appear to be of a more personal nature, such as images of families and groups of students.

The descriptions of the photographs were mostly taken from captions that were likely created by former Colgate University Archivist Howard Williams several decades after the photographs were taken. It is unclear who the photographers were.


  • Other: undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Frederick Wallace Blakeslee attended Colgate from 1896-1898 as a member of the class of 1900 but did not graduate. While at Colgate, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi.

Blakeslee was born in Bristol, Connecticut on September 11, 1870. He prepared at Connecticut Literary Institution in Suffield, came to Colgate from Bridgeport, and graduated from Newton Theological Institution in Massachusetts in 1902. He was ordained in Tottenville, New York on November 7, 1901 and served as a pastor there from 1901-1902. He was later a pastor in Methuen, Massachusetts (1902-1904); New York (1905-1909); Fall River, Massachusetts (1909-1918); and Roslindale, Boston (beginning in 1909). He died in Springfield on March 29, 1928.


.3 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Guide to the Frederick Wallace Blakeslee Colgate University photograph album
Allyson Smally
October 28, 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries Repository

13 Oak Drive
Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
Colgate University
Hamilton New York 13346 United States US
315-228-7934 (Fax)