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
creatorOf Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922. Papers of the Barringer family [manuscript], 1828-1963. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918. Letters of Walter Hines Page to Edwin Anderson Alderman [manuscript] 1912-17. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn James Wesley Cooper papers, 1787-1925, 1787-1916 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library
referencedIn Montague, Andrew Jackson, 1862-1937. Papers, 1854-1938. 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 Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library
creatorOf Ogden, Robert C. (Robert Curtis), 1836-1913. Papers of Robert C. Ogden, 1843-1913 (bulk 1890-1913). Library of Congress
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library
referencedIn Southern Education Board. Southern Education Board records, 1898-1925. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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
referencedIn Booker T. Washington Papers, 1853-1946, (bulk 1900-1915) 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
Land tenure--Southern States
Presbyterian Church--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Presbyterian Church--New York (State)--New York
Disaster relief
African Americans--Southern States
Education--Southern States
African Americans--Education


Birth 1836

Death 1913


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