Charles Ayrault Dewey Papers

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Charles Ayrault Dewey papers
Creator: Dewey, Charles Ayrault, 1842-1927
Call Number: A.D515
Dates: 1837-1928
Physical Description: 1.5 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Fortnightly Club papers, 1904-1927
Series II: Miscellaneous papers
Series III: Tod material
Collection Overview
Title: Charles Ayrault Dewey papers
Creator: Dewey, Charles Ayrault, 1842-1927
Call Number: A.D515
Dates: 1837-1928
Physical Description: 1.5 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Charles Ayrault Dewey was born in Rochester, New York on July 21, 1842. He was the youngest of nine children of Chester Dewey (1784-1867), a Rochester scientist, educator and founding faculty member of the University of Rochester and his second wife, Olivia Hart (Pomeroy) Dewey (1801-1885). His parents were natives of Massachusetts.

Dewey graduated from the University of Rochester in 1861 and then studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1864, but never practiced law. For the next twelve years he had a business career with some newspaper work. In 1876 he began the study of medicine. The next year he entered Harvard Medical School and graduated with a medical degree in 1880.

He practiced medicine in Rochester for a number of years. Throughout his life, and especially in his later years, he devoted himself to civic and scholarly interests and pursuits.

He received an honorary degree from the University of Rochester in 1924. He never married and died in Rochester on June 13, 1927 at the age of 84. His ashes were buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Genealogy
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Speeches
Dewey, Charles Ayrault, 1842-1927
Rochester, Nathaniel, 1752-1831
Fortnightly Club of Rochester, New York
Access
The Charles Ayrault Dewey papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Series I: Fortnightly Club papers, 1904-1927
Box 1, Folder 1 Boswell - Johnson, read before the Fortnightly Club, November 25, 1924
Includes notes.

Box 1, Folder 2Certain Abnormalities, B. A Great Physician, read before the Fortnightly Club, May 17, 1910
Box 1, Folder 3Chaucer, read before the Fortnightly Club, February 1, 1916
Includes notes.

Box 1, Folder 4Edward Fitzgerald, read before the Fortnightly Club, no date
Manuscript copy.

Box 1, Folder 5Gilbert White and Selborne, read before the Fortnightly Club, December 21, 1920
Includes newspaper clippings.

Box 1, Folder 6John Keats, read before the Fortnightly Club, January 6, 1920
Box 1, Folder 7Mary Stuart, read before the Fortnightly Club, December 22, 1914
Manuscript copy.

Box 1, Folder 8Nathaniel Rochester, Nathaniel Rochester and others, read before the Fortnightly Club, January 9, 1923
These are found in a special folder of material relating to Nathaniel Rochester, gathered by Dr. Dewey, in Box 2.

Box 1, Folder 9Our Changed Foreign Relations, read before the Fortnightly Club, April 12, 1927
Box 1, Folder 10Phillips Brooks, read before the Fortnightly Club, December 27, 1904
Box 1, Folder 11Recollections of Earlier Rochester, read before the Fortnightly Club, January 19, 1926
Two copies. (Published in UR Library Bulletin, 5:3, 1950.)

Box 1, Folder 12Richard Brinsley Sheridan, read before the Fortnightly Club, October 27, 1908
Box 1, Folder 13Rousseau, read before the Fortnightly Club, December 7, 1909
Manuscript copy.

Box 1, Folder 14The Salon, read before the Fortnightly Club, April 3, 1917
Box 1, Folder 15Samuel Pepys, read before the Fortnightly Club, November 28, 1922
Box 1, Folder 16Shelley, read before the Fortnightly Club, November 12, 1918
Manuscript copy.

Box 1, Folder 17The Thirteenth Century, read before the Fortnightly Club, November 15, 1921
Box 1, Folder 18Virginia before the War, read before the Fortnightly Club, January 9, 1912
Series II: Miscellaneous papers
Box 2, Folder 1Joseph A. Ely, poems and notes from Dewey's library
28 items.

Box 2, Folder 2Correspondence; Wood's Hole
(Chester Dewey Scholarship) 17 items.

Box 2, Folder 4Archbishop Edward J. Hanna letters to Dewey
Indexed.

Box 2, Folder 5Nathaniel Rochester material
Includes paper read before the Fortnightly Club, January 9. 1923. 33 items.

Box 2, Folder 6Meteorological observations and related material
10 items.

Box 2, Folder 7Commissions, confessions, and clippings, 1700s-
Box 2, Folder 8Clippings on debt settlement
Box 2, Folder 9Genealogies
6 items.

Box 2, Folder 10"Conservatism in Diagnosis" ; read before the Monroe County Medical Society, May 29, 1901
Box 2, Folder 11Miscellaneous papers
Box 3, Folder 1Diary of a trip, 1912-1915
Box 3Two scrapbooks of Charles Ayrault Dewey, contains clippings
Box 3, Volume 1A book of transactions from several of the Ancient Authors, 1862-1865
Box 3, Volume 2Memorabilia, 1878-1891
Box 3, Volume 3Charles A. Dewey Scrapbook, 1874-1882
Series III: Tod material
(Some indexed)

Box 3, Folder 2Tod obituaries, etc.
Box 3, Folder 3Tod material: financial, etc.
Box 3, Folder 4Tod material: correspondence, 1910
Box 3, Folder 5Tod material: correspondence, January-June 1911
Box 3, Folder 6Tod material: correspondence, July-December 1911
Box 3, Folder 7Tod material: correspondence, 1912
Box 3, Folder 8Tod material: correspondence, 1913-1914; no date


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