Ogden, Robert C. (Robert Curtis), 1836-1913

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Businessman and philanthropist.

From the description of Papers of Robert C. Ogden, 1843-1913 (bulk 1890-1913). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82780391

Biographical Note

  • 1836, June 20: Born, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1854: Moved with family to New York; took job with Devlin & Co., clothiers
  • 1859: Met S. C. Armstrong
  • 1860: Married Ellen Elizabeth Lewis
  • 1874: Became trustee of the newly founded Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va.
  • 1879: Resigned from Devlin & Co.; took charge of John Wanamaker firm's “Oak Hall” clothing store in Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1885: Became general manager and partner in the John Wanamaker firm, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1893: President, Board of Trustees of Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va.
  • 1896: Started a New York branch of John Wanamaker firm
  • 1897: Became a director of Union Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y.
  • 1900: President, Conference on Education in the South
  • 1902: Member, General Education Board
  • 1907: Retired from business
  • 1913, Aug. 6: Died, Kennebunkport, Maine

From the guide to the Robert C. Ogden Papers, 1843-1913, (bulk 1890-1913), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918. Letters of Walter Hines Page to Edwin Anderson Alderman [manuscript] 1912-17. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers Library of Virginia
creatorOf Dillard, Avarene Lippincott. Papers of the Dillard family, 1717-1964. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf McIver, Charles Duncan, 1860-1906. Chancellor Charles Duncan McIver records, 1855-1906. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries, UNCG University Libraries
referencedIn Walter Hines Page letters from various correspondents, American period Houghton Library
referencedIn Walter Hines Page letters from various correspondents, American period Houghton Library
referencedIn Southern Education Board. Southern Education Board records, 1898-1925. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Booker T. Washington Papers, 1853-1946, (bulk 1900-1915) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922. Papers of the Barringer family [manuscript], 1828-1963. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn James Wesley Cooper papers, 1787-1925, 1787-1916 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Walter Hines Page letters from various correspondents, American period Houghton Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers Houghton Library
referencedIn Cooper, James Wesley, 1842-1916. James Wesley Cooper papers, 1787-1925 (inclusive), 1787-1916 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Robert C. Ogden Papers, 1843-1913, (bulk 1890-1913) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922. person
associatedWith Alderman, Edwin Anderson, 1861-1931. person
associatedWith Armstrong, S. C. (Samuel Chapman), 1839-1893. person
associatedWith Aycock, Charles B. (Charles Brantley), 1859-1912. person
associatedWith Baker, Ray Stannard, 1870-1946. person
associatedWith Baldwin, William Henry, 1863-1905. person
associatedWith Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930. person
associatedWith Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947. person
associatedWith Buttrick, Wallace, 1853-1926. person
associatedWith Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919. person
correspondedWith Chambers, Frank R. person
associatedWith Claxton, Philander Priestley, 1862-1957. person
associatedWith Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885. person
associatedWith Conference on Education in the South. corporateBody
associatedWith Cooper, James Wesley, 1842-1916. person
associatedWith Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe), 1825-1903. person
associatedWith Dabney, Charles William, 1855-1945. person
associatedWith Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963. person
associatedWith Frissell, Hollis Burke, 1851-1917. person
correspondedWith Gates, Frederick Taylor, 1853-1929 person
associatedWith General Education Board (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hampton Institute. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hedges, Job E. (Job Elmer), 1862-1925 person
correspondedWith Houston, David Franklin, 1866-1940 person
correspondedWith Knapp, Seaman Ashahel, 1833-1911 person
associatedWith Low, Seth, 1850-1916. person
associatedWith McIver, Charles Duncan, 1860-1906. person
associatedWith Mitchell, Samuel Chiles, 1864-1948 person
associatedWith Montague, Andrew Jackson, 1862-1937. person
associatedWith Ogden family. family
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918. person
associatedWith Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938. person
correspondedWith Purves, Alexander, -1905 person
correspondedWith Purves, Helen Ogden person
associatedWith Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
correspondedWith Schieffelin, William Jay, 1866- person
associatedWith Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947. person
associatedWith Southern Education Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Southern Improvement Company, 1900-1918 corporateBody
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
associatedWith Tuskegee Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. person
associatedWith Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922. person
associatedWith Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Southern States
African Americans
African Americans
Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church
Disaster relief
Land tenure


Birth 1836

Death 1913


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