Yale College Yearbook and Order of Exercises at the Commencement of Yale College, 1884. Edward W. POTTER.
Yale College Yearbook and Order of Exercises at the Commencement of Yale College, 1884
Yale College Yearbook and Order of Exercises at the Commencement of Yale College, 1884
Yale College Yearbook and Order of Exercises at the Commencement of Yale College, 1884
Yale College Yearbook and Order of Exercises at the Commencement of Yale College, 1884

Yale College Yearbook and Order of Exercises at the Commencement of Yale College, 1884. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor, 1884.

4 to. 3/4 Leather with marbled end papers. The Class of 1884, Yale College yearbook contains printed 4x6" photos of each graduating senior (all male) in their official Yale school photo. The quality of each portrait is excellent. Two portraits per page with a facsimile of each man's signature beneath his photo. The yearbook begins with portraits of faculty (arranged in an unknown order), and followed by the Class of 1884, arranged in alphabetical order. The pages, except for very few exceptions, are clean and bright. Some mild foxing in places. The binding is tight, but the leather to the spine is semi-detached. There is much wear and rubbing to both covers, and the edges and corners, but the cover has protected the pages very well and the pages do not show wear to the edges. Several pieces of ephemera enclosed at front: An original commencement program from June 5, 1884 in very good condition; a 50th Reunion schedule-of-events card from 1934; a copy of a photo of an engraved commemorative silver platter; and several newspaper clippings of various events. Also enclosed: a bereavement announcement (addressed to the Rev. Edward W. Potter announcing the passing of the wife of classmate Edmund Hovey), in original envelope with stamp dated 1914 in fine condition as well as an original photo portrait card (undated) but tentatively identified as Giles Potter (Yale 1855), the father of Edward W. Potter. Because of these two pieces of ephemera, the original owner of the yearbook is believed to be E. W. Potter. A comprehensive history of the Yale Class of 1884, published in 1914, can be found in various libraries archives (as well as online at archive.org.). This history contains extensive information about each member of the class, during their time at Yale, as well as their history after Yale up to 1914.YALE YEARBOOK 1884.

Price: $600.00

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