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Clement Acton Griscom photograph album

Ms. Codex 1806

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Griscom, Clement Acton, 1868-1918
Title:
Clement Acton Griscom photograph album
Date:
1887
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1806
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A photograph album comprised of portrait photographs from the University of Pennsylvania class of 1887 compiled by Clement Acton Griscom.
Cite as:
Ms. Codex 1806, Clement Acton Griscom photograph album, 1887, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Griscom was one of six children born to Philadelphia shipping executive Clement Acton Griscom (1841-1912) and Frances Canby Biddle (1840-1923). He was educated in Switerzerland and Germany. Griscom attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the Wharton School of Political Economy with a Bachelors of Philosophy dergree in 1887. He started work in the shipping industry becoming manager of the International Navigation Company and of the International Mercantile Company. Griscom was also director of the Maritime Association Port of New York. He also served as manager and director of many other companies throughout his career. He belonged to many clubs, museums, and institutions in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey. In 1889 Griscom married Genevieve Sprigg Ludlow and had three children. The Griscom's had two boys Ludlow (1890-1959) and Acton (1891-1961), and a girl Joyce (1893-1897), who died in childhood.

Scope and Contents

This photograph album comprises portrait photographs from the University of Pennsylvania class of 1887 compiled by Clement Acton Griscom. Written on the inside cover is "professors and members of class of '87, University of Pennsylvania." There are two postcard-size, sepia-toned photographs mounted in each page. The name of each person is written on the border above the portrait. The photographs have been slipped into the album through a slit near the bottom of the page. There are forty-four portrait photographs in the album consisting of the Penn Provost Pepper and Dean Kendall followed by twelve professors and forty-seven graduates. Portraits of three students including Clement Acton Griscom are lacking.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  February 2017

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Custodial History note

Formerly owned by Lawrence J. Schoenberg.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs
Personal Name(s)
  • Schoenberg, Lawrence J.
Subject(s)
  • University of Pennsylvania--Alumni and alumnae--Photographs--19th century.
  • University of Pennsylvania. Class of 1887

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Clement Acton Griscom photograph album, 1887.

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