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Herbert Eugene Walter papers

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Title:Herbert Eugene Walter papers
Date range:1844-1948, (bulk 1885-1945)
Creator:Walter, Herbert Eugene, 1867-1945
Extent:12.5 Linear feet
Abstract:The Herbert E. Walter papers span from 1844-1948 and consist primarily of correspondence, and teaching materials by and relating to Herbert Eugene Walter (1867-1945), Professor of biology at Brown University. The collection includes extensive material on the study of eugenics, then a branch of biology, including correspondence, teaching materials, notes, pamphlets, published materials, and ephemera from eugenics-related professional organizations. Other significant materials include family papers from Walter’s parents, grandparents and extended family who lived primarily in Vermont. There are penmanship instruction books from the 1840s-1850s created by Walter’s father, Augustus Porter Walter (d.1872), who was a penmanship instructor in Vermont. Betsie Ann Brockway Walter described in detail her experience working in a textile mill in Lowell, Massachusetts during 1860-1861 in letters she wrote to her future husband Augustus P. Walter.
Language of materials:English
Repository:John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts
Collection number:MS.1UF.W1