Papers, 1877-1937.


Metcalf, Irving Wight, 1855-1938. Papers, 1877-1937.

Papers, 1877-1937.

The Irving Wight Metcalf (1855-1938) papers document the career of a minister turned businessman. Church records include parish registers and pamphlets. His work as an intermediary agent for Charles Martin Hall's (1863-1914) real estate transactions are recorded in several land titles and documents. Lecture notes provide a vivid picture of the curriculum offered by James H. Fairchild (1817-1902). Well documented is Metcalf's ongoing interest in the temperance movement; Metcalf was a founding member of the Anti-Saloon League.

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