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Day Family Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: yhm-arc-0000-001

Content Description

Personal correspondence: "The Day Brothers" letters from Hamilton to family in California. Handwritten manuscript; letters addressed to various family members: Father, Thomas Franklin Day (Gray Professor of Hebrew Exegesis and Old Testament Literature at San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, California); Mother, Ada Kingsbury Day; Grandfather, Ira S. Kingsbury of Monticello, Indiana; Auntie, Miss Clara Pierce of Londonderry, Vermont; brother Edward (Ned); sister Isabella (Sis); brother Clarence (Bub).

Correspondence from 1900-1911, 1920, 1928-30, 1951, 1962, 1966, 1970


  • Creation: 1900-1970


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Biographical / Historical

Born in Utah in 1882, George Martin Day graduated from Hamilton College in the class of 1905. He took a seminary course in his hometown of San Anselmo for three years before doing graduate study in Germany. He then worked as a secretary in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Kiev, with Russian troops in France during the First World War, and with foreign students at U.C. Berkeley. He then taught Sociology and Economics at Occidental College from 1923-1958, receiving his PhD at USC in 1930. He passed away in Daly City, California in 1958.

Born in Utah in 1884, Edward Carroll Day graduated from Hamilton College in 1907. He had multiple fellowships at Harvard until 1911, receiving his PhD during the same year. He spent two years abroad in Germany and Italy before teaching biology at Syracuse University, Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Cincinnati between 1913-1923. He worked as a freelance naturalist and writer in San Anselmo, California until his death in 1962.

Born in Utah in 1889, Clarence Burton Day graduated from Hamilton College in the class of 1911, going onto the San Francisco Theological Seminary and receiving his diploma in 1914. He then spent a year as a research fellow at New College, Edinburgh, and Mansfield College, Oxford, and then began missionary work in China at Hangchow Christian College. Occasionally he returned to the U.S., pursuing graduate work at the University of Chicago (A.M., Chinese Buddhism, 1923), Hartford Seminary (Ph.D., 1930), and the San Francisco Seminary (S.T.M., 1931). He spent the rest of his career teaching at the following colleges: Hangchow, San Francisco Seminary, Forman Christian College (LaHore, India), and Lincoln College (PA). He died in Duarte, California in 1987.

(Biographical information adapted from Clarence B. Day.)


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Repository Details

Part of the Hamilton College Archives Repository

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