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John L. Heffron diary, A1350

Identifier: A1350

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a diary kept by John L. Heffron while he was a student at Madison University and a letter from former University Archivist Howard Williams discussing the diary.


  • Creation: 1870 - 1967


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical note

John Lorenzo Heffron graduated from Madison University, Colgate University's predecessor institution, in 1873. He was born in New Woodstock on November 29, 1851; prepared at the Grammar School, the predecessor to Colgate Academy; and came to Madison University from Fabius. He taught at the Peddie Institute in Highstown, New Jersey (1873-1875) and at a high school in Newark (1875-1878) and then studied medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York (1878-1879); Syracuse University (1879-1881); and Heidelberg University and Vienna (1881-1882). Beginning in 1882, he practiced medicine in Syracuse and taught at Syracuse University's College of Medicine. In 1908, he became Dean of the College of Medicine. He died in Syracuse on September 28, 1924.

Elmer William Smith, ed., Colgate University General Catalogue, vol. 2, (Hamilton, NY: Colgate University, 1939), 49.


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Guide to the John L. Heffron diary
Allyson Smally
May 2, 2016
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Repository Details

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

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Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
Colgate University
Hamilton New York 13346 United States US
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