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Blaney, Charles Préaut, 1868- . Papers of Charles Préaut Blaney, 1885-1904 and 1950 : an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: HUM 83
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Blaney, Charles Préaut, 1868-
Title: Papers of Charles Préaut Blaney, 1885-1904 and 1950
Date(s): 1885-1950
Quantity: 0.2 cubic feet (1 half document box)
Abstract: Charles Préaut Blaney, a lawyer in New York City, was born on March 14, 1868, in Dorchester, Mass. to Charles and Antoinette Hamilton (Lamson) Blaney. He received his Harvard AB in 1890 and his LLB in 1893. The collection documents Blaney's social and academic life while an undergraduate student at Harvard and consists of invitations, notices of election to student societies, and records of grades and examination results.

Acquisition Information:

Accession 18246: Martha Sanford, November 20, 2010.

Processing Note:

Juliana Kuipers processed this collection in April 2011. Processing involved a collection survey, rehousing items in appropriate archival containers, and the creation of this finding aid.
This finding aid was created by Juliana Kuipers in April 2011.

Conditions on Use and Access:

The Papers of Charles Préaut Blaney are open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

Blaney, Charles Préaut, 1868- . Papers of Charles Préaut Blaney, 1885-1904 and 1950. HUM 83, Harvard University Archives.

Biography

Charles Préaut Blaney was born on March 14, 1868, in Dorchester, Mass. to Charles and Antoinette Hamilton (Lamson) Blaney. He attended Roxbury Latin School before entering Harvard College in 1886. Blaney received his Harvard AB in 1890 and his LLB in 1893. He married Helen Worthington Bebbe in 1908; their son, Charles Lamson, was born in 1914. Blaney worked as a lawyer in New York City.

Arrangement

Items are arranged chronologically within each series.

Series in the Collection

Scope of the Papers of Charles Préaut Blaney

The collection documents Blaney's social and academic life while an undergraduate and graduate student at Harvard. It consists of invitations, notices of election to student societies, and records of grades and examination results. The collection also includes correspondence and a certificate documenting Blaney's continued involvement with the University as an alumnus.
Prominent in the collection are invitations to Class Day events from 1890. Class Day, held the day before Harvard's commencement, is a senior class tradition dating back to the early 19th century. Elements of the celebration throughout the years have included recitations of the class poem, ode, and oration, an address by a guest speaker, dancing around the Class Tree, and a class supper. Members of the senior class often obtained rooms in the college buildings surrounding the yard in order to host "spreads" for their friends during the afternoon celebration. The collection includes invitations to spreads and other privated Class Day parties received by Blaney, as well as acceptances by guests to the spread hosted by Blaney for Delta Upsilon.

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