Charles William Bardeen Scrapbooks

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Charles William Bardeen scrapbooks
Creator: Bardeen, C. W. (Charles William), 1847-1924
Call Number: D.159
Dates: 1883-1896
Physical Description: 4 scrapbooks
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
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Charles William Bardeen scrapbooks
Creator: Bardeen, C. W. (Charles William), 1847-1924
Call Number: D.159
Dates: 1883-1896
Physical Description: 4 scrapbooks
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Charles William Bardeen (1847-1924) was born in Groton, Massachusetts. After fighting in the Civil War, Bardeen worked his way through Yale, graduating in 1869. He found employment as a vice-principal and teacher after graduation, and held various positions as school principal, superintendent, and college English professor until 1873. At that time Bardeen took over the New York state agency for Clark and Maynard's educational publications, whose headquarters were located in Syracuse, New York. Bardeen became managing editor of the School Bulletin in 1874 and retained that position for almost half a century.

Scope and Content
In the 1880s and 1890s, Bardeen made a number of trips to Europe and northern Africa, and he wrote up his travel adventures for the Bulletin. He then collected the Bulletin articles and interleaved them with other memorabilia from his journeys in a number of scrapbooks. Four of these scrapbooks comprise this collection. Included in the scrapbooks are personal and business correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, travel diary entries, cartes de visite, bills and receipts for goods purchased abroad, playbills, opera and concert programs, maps, and a number of early Kodak camera prints.

The first scrapbook, covering October 1883-March 1884, traces Bardeen's journey on the steamer Circassia from New York to Scotland. He then continued his trip through Scotland, England, and France, spending much of his time at the theatre.

The second scrapbook, covering September - November 1885, follows Bardeen through his crossing to Antwerp, Belgium, on the Westmoreland. In Antwerp, Bardeen visited the 1885 World's Fair. He then continued his trip through Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.

The third scrapbook, a record of Bardeen's eighth trip abroad in January and February of 1893, charts his voyage on the North German Lloyd steamer Ems to Egypt. In addition, he also spent some time in Naples, Italy and returned to France. In this third scrapbook many early Kodak prints of Bardeen's travelling companions and of the cities he visited appear.

The fourth scrapbook, labeled as Bardeen's ninth trip abroad from September 1895 until January 1896, traces his crossing on the ship La Gascogne to Tunis and Algiers. Bardeen then returned to France again and left for New York on the steamer Champagne. On December 13, 1895, while heading for port in New York, the Champagne was struck by a tidal wave. Bardeen's account of the incident appears in this scrapbook. In addition , near the end of the book are a number of newspaper articles and letters recounting the debutante ball of the season and the wedding of Julia Scott, vice-president Adlai Stevenson's niece and a friend of Bardeen's, to Carl Vrooman.

Subject(s):
Scrapbooks
Bardeen, C. W. (Charles William), 1847-1924
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was the gift of H. Bradford Smith, April 22, 1981.Access
The Charles William Bardeen scrapbooks 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
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Charles William Bardeen scrapbooks, D.159, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
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Content List
Volume 1Trip to England, Scotland, and France
Volume 2Trip to Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland
Volume 3Trip to Egypt, Italy (Naples), and France
Volume 4Trip to Tunis, Algiers, and France
Includes letters and newspaper clippings about the wedding of Julia Scott to Carl Vrooman



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