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George D. Pratt (AC 1893) Papers, 1880-1935 (Bulk: 1885-1897)
6.5 Linear feet (5 records storage boxes, 2 archives boxes, 1 oversize flat box)
Collection number: MA.00231

Abstract:
George D. Pratt was an industrialist, conservationist, and trustee and benefactor of Amherst College. These papers consist chiefly of incoming correspondence, mostly during his undergraduate years and after, as well as a photograph album of family travels and vacations, a diary from 1886 and a small amount of other material.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the George D. Pratt Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the George D. Pratt Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

George Dupont Pratt (16 Aug. 1869-20 Jan. 1935), industrialist and conservationist, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Charles Pratt and Mary Helen Richardson. His father, a prominent philanthropist, officer, and director of the Standard Oil firm, founded the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. George Pratt graduated with an A.B. from Amherst College, where he excelled as an athlete, in 1893. In 1895 he entered the employ of the Long Island Railroad Company as a shop hand and over the next five years rose to the position of assistant to the president and supervisor of the company's ferries. In 1897 Pratt married Helen Deming Sherman, daughter of Brooklyn Cotton merchant John Taylor Sherman. They had five children, one of whom died young. After 1900 Pratt served as treasurer of the Chelsea Fiber Mills and treasurer and vice president of the Charles Pratt and Co. financial firm, which managed his father's estate. Pratt's passion for athletics was carried into his activities with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). He probably first became active in his student days at Amherst, and he served many years as chairman of the physical department of its International Committee. He was prominent in the formation of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in 1910, serving as treasurer of that organization's executive board until 1934.

As a lover of the outdoors, Pratt made his work in the field of conservation a priority. As New York state conservation commissioner from 1915 to 1921, he launched a comprehensive program to prevent wanton destruction of timber, fish, and game. His efforts resulted in a $7.5 million appropriation, secured after a state referendum in 1916, to add some 400,000 acres of land in the Adirondeck and Catskill mountain regions to the state's forest reserves. Pratt oversaw the construction of over fifty steel lookout towers to help guard against forest fires, and during his administration the annual fire loss was reduced to less than $5,000 (by 1921). To further encourage public use, he built camping cabins and published bulletins indicating canoe routes, hiking trails, and roads for motorists. Under his leadership the commission restocked lakes and streams throughout the state, started fish and game clubs in areas where existing game laws had been violated, and initiated the cultivation of oysters. Believing that visual representation was more effective than mere words, Pratt produced and distributed motion pictures of the commission's activities, including a demonstration of fire-fighting techniques. His development and enlargement of Saratoga Springs as a year-round public resort is particularly notable.

In 1924, a year after his wife's death, Pratt was elected president of the American Forestry Association and was reelected annually until failing health forced his retirement ten years later. During his administration, that organization increased its membership and broadened its sphere of activity and influence, particularly in education and legislative lobbying. At his own expense Pratt provided several hundred association medals to be awarded annually to children throughout the United States in recognition of outstanding conservation work. His offer to donate $100,000 for an endowment fund, provided the membership could raise an equal amount, met with an overwhelming response. By the time Pratt retired, the fund had reached $265,000.

After three years as a widower, Pratt met Vera Hale, daughter of William Amherst Hale, a banker of Sherbrooke, in the Canadian province of Quebec. The couple was married at her hometown in 1926; they had no children.

Pratt served as a trustee of his alma mater, Amherst College. He was also a vice president and trustee of Pratt Institute, founder of the Society of Medalists, and a member of the New York Zoological Society, Alpha Delta Phi, the Camp Fire Club of America, and the Boone & Crockett Club as well as the University, Century, Recess (New York), and Piping Rock yacht clubs. A discriminating patron of the arts and an enthusiastic hunter, Pratt presented several trophies and souvenirs from his travels in the Orient to the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, both of which he also served as a trustee. In his will, he stipulated that 5 percent of his estate would be divided among various educational and charitable institutions.

During his later years, Pratt had two country homes, one in New Brunswick and the other in Glen Cove, Long Island, in addition to his Park Avenue townhouse in downtown Manhattan. In increasingly poor health during his last months, Pratt died at "Killenworth," his estate in Glen Cove. He was interred in the family mausoleum in Brooklyn.

[Source: H. Allen Anderson. "Pratt, George Dupont"; http://www.anb.org/articles/20/20-00818.html; American National Biography Online, Feb. 2000. Access Date: Fri Nov 04 2011 11:52:52 GMT-0400]

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The bulk of the collection consists of incoming correspondence dating chiefly from George D. Pratt's undergraduate years and some years after. Correspondents include Amherst College physician and professor of physical education and hygiene Edward "Old Doc" Hitchcock (regarding Mr. Pratt's donation of the college infirmary, circa 1896-1898), Helen "Nellie" Sherman (his future wife), his mother Mary Helen (nee Richardson), his sister Helen (who married Ernest Dane in 1903), and his brothers Harry (i.e. Harold, AC 1900), John (AC 1896), Bert (i.e., Herbert, AC 1895), and Fred (AC 1887), writing from college. The collection also includes a small leather booklet given to Pratt by his father for Christmas in 1882, intended as a ledger for his personal finances, and one volume of Pratt's diary at the time of a family trip out West in 1886. One family photographic portrait and an oversize photograph album showing family mountain vacations and other travels, as well as Harvard ROTC military training exercises in the summer of 1918, are included as well. Finally, there is a single issue of the magazine Survey Graphic, February 1923, featuring an article on Helen Sherman Pratt.

This collection is organized into two series:

  1. Correspondence, 1880-1837
  2. Photographs and other materials, 1880-1925

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the George D. Pratt Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the George D. Pratt Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation note

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in George D. Pratt (AC 1893) Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

Gift of Ms. Deming Pratt Holleran, 2011 [#2011.062].

Processing Information

Processed 2011 Nov by Peter A. Nelson, Archivist. Revised in 2016 by Rosemary Frehe, AC 2017.


Additional Information
Contact Information
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Amherst, MA 01002-5000

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Language
English
Related Archival Materials note

Alumni Biographical Files -- 1893 -- Pratt, George D.


Contents List
SERIES 1. CORRESPONDENCE
circa 1880-1935


The bulk of the series consists of incoming correspondence dating chiefly from George D. Pratt's undergraduate years and some years after (ca. 1889-1898). Much of the correspondence comes from Pratt's family: his mother, his sisters (two, including a half-sister), his brothers (five, including a half-brother), and his future wife. Other correspondents include Pratt's friends living in New York: Lucy "Lulu" Kidder, Zulinda Pease, Molly Reynolds (nee Gardner), and Adelaide Schroeder. Other notable correspondents include: Margaret "Madge" Bancroft (nee Healy), Director of Libraries at the Pratt Institute; Henry Allyn Frink, Amherst College professor of logic, rhetoric, and public speaking; Irvin McDowell Garfield, son of US President James Garfield; Edward Hitchcock, Amherst College physician and professor of physical education and hygiene; Rev. Dr. John Humpstone, a Brooklyn clergyman; and Charles Norton, who would go on to become the Secretary to the President under Taft.

The collection also includes several incoming letters to Pratt's son Sherman from the late 1910's to early 1930's.

Incoming from family



Babbott, Frank Lusk
undated - 1892 October 22

Box 1: folder 1
Babbott, Lydia "Lillie" Richardson (Pratt)
undated - 1885 June 29

Box 1: folder 2
Babbott, Lydia "Lillie" Richardson (Pratt)
1885 July 10 - 1893 December 1

Box 1: folder 3
Dane, Ernest Blaney
1888 October 2 - 1893 December 31

Box 1: folder 4
[Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt)
1883 July 12 - 1884 December 14

Box 1: folder 5
[Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt)
1885 January 11 - 1887 December 11

Box 1: folder 6
[Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt)
1888 February 1 - 1889 November 5

Box 1: folder 7
[Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt)
1889 November 10 - 1890 January 19

Box 1: folder 8
[Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt)
1890 January 26 - 1890 March 16

Box 1: folder 9
[Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt)
1890 March 20 - 1890 September 29

Box 1: folder 10
[Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt)
1890 October 1 - 1891 April 26

Box 1: folder 11
[Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt)
1891 May 3 - 1891 July 30

Box 1: folder 12
[Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt)
1891 September 20 - 1891 December 16

Box 1: folder 13
[Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt)
1892 January 9 - 1892 April 24

Box 1: folder 14
[Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt)
1892 May 1 - 1892 September 27

Box 1: folder 15
[Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt)
1892 October 2 - 1893 January 29

Box 1: folder 16
[Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt)
1893 February 5 - 1893 April 26

Box 1: folder 17
[Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt)
1893 May 7 - 1897 May 4

Box 1: folder 18
George
1886 September 3 - 1891 July 7

Box 1: folder 19
L., Carrie S.
1884 December 4

Box 1: folder 20
Leena
1881 March 28

Box 1: folder 21
Pratt, Charles [father]
1889 July 15 - 1891 April 21

Box 2: folder 1
Pratt, Charles Millard [half-brother]
undated - 1892 February 26

Box 2: folder 2
Pratt, Frederic Bayley
undated - 1884 December 12

Box 2: folder 3
Pratt, Frederic Bayley
1885 January 11 - 1885 April 26

Box 2: folder 4
Pratt, Frederic Bayley
1885 May 10 - 1885 October 4

Box 2: folder 5
Pratt, Frederic Bayley
1885 October 8 - 1886 March 4

Box 2: folder 6
Pratt, Frederic Bayley
1886 March 21 - 1886 October 31

Box 2: folder 7
Pratt, Frederic Bayley
1887 January 9 - 1887 April 24

Box 2: folder 8
Pratt, Frederic Bayley
1887 May 1 - 1889 December 10

Box 2: folder 9
Pratt, Frederic Bayley
1890 January 19 - 1890 October 19

Box 2: folder 10
Pratt, Frederic Bayley
1890 November 5 - 1893 December 18

Box 2: folder 11
Pratt, Harold Irving
1885 April 12 - 1890 May 15

Box 2: folder 12
Pratt, Harold Irving
1890 June 8 - 1891 February 8

Box 2: folder 13
Pratt, Harold Irving
1891 March 1 - 1892 February 7

Box 2: folder 14
Pratt, Harold Irving
1892 March 6 - 1892 November 6

Box 2: folder 15
Pratt, Harold Irving
1892 December 4 - 1893 June 18

Box 2: folder 16
[Pratt], Helen "Nellie" Deming (Sherman)
undated

Box 2: folder 17
[Pratt], Helen "Nellie" Deming (Sherman)
undated

Box 2: folder 18
[Pratt], Helen "Nellie" Deming (Sherman)
undated

Box 2: folder 19
[Pratt], Helen "Nellie" Deming (Sherman)
undated

Box 2: folder 20
[Pratt], Helen "Nellie" Deming (Sherman)
undated

Box 2: folder 21
[Pratt], Helen "Nellie" Deming (Sherman)
1890 January 23 - 1891 July 1

Box 3: folder 1
[Pratt], Helen "Nellie" Deming (Sherman)
1891 August 16 - 1892 February 12

Box 3: folder 2
[Pratt], Helen "Nellie" Deming (Sherman)
1892 March 3 - 1893 June 16

Box 3: folder 3
[Pratt], Helen "Nellie" Deming (Sherman)
1893 August 30 - 1894 December 7

Box 3: folder 4
[Pratt], Helen "Nellie" Deming (Sherman)
1895 February 1 - 1896 January 13

Box 3: folder 5
Pratt, Herbert Lee
undated - 1889 September 29

Box 3: folder 6
Pratt, Herbert Lee
1889 October 6 - 1890 February 2

Box 3: folder 7
Pratt, Herbert Lee
1890 March 2 - 1890 September 30

Box 3: folder 8
Pratt, Herbert Lee
1890 October 5 - 1891 March 22

Box 3: folder 9
Pratt, Herbert Lee
1891 April 2 - 1894 February 4

Box 3: folder 10
Pratt, John Teele
undated - 1889 October 20

Box 3: folder 11
Pratt, John Teele
1889 November 3 - 1890 December 7

Box 3: folder 12
Pratt, John Teele
1891 January 11 - 1891 June 14

Box 3: folder 13
Pratt, John Teele
1891 September 20 - 1892 January 24

Box 3: folder 14
Pratt, John Teele
1892 February 7 - 1894 January 7

Box 3: folder 15
Pratt, Mary Helen (Richardson)
undated - 1880 October 8

Box 3: folder 16
Pratt, Mary Helen (Richardson)
1884 September 21 - 1888 July 29

Box 3: folder 17
Pratt, Mary Helen (Richardson)
1889 July 18 - 1891 June 8

Box 3: folder 18
Pratt, Mary Helen (Richardson)
1891 September 18 - 1892 July 7

Box 3: folder 19
Pratt, Mary Helen (Richardson)
1892 September 18 - 1893 October 15

Box 3: folder 20
Pratt, William O.
1886 June 30 - 1886 August 16

Box 3: folder 21
Sherman, Gertrude M.
1891 May 18

Box 3: folder 22
Incoming from others



Alexander, N. D.
1892 November 19

Box 4: folder 1
Allen, H. C.
1895 June 10

Box 4: folder 2
Alpha Delta Phi
undated

Box 4: folder 3
Armitage, George
1894 February 28

Box 4: folder 4
B., Alice
1894 July 31

Box 4: folder 5
[Bancroft], Margaret "Madge" (Healy)
1883 July 10 - 1893 May 9

Box 4: folder 6
Barry, David
1897 July 24 - 1897 August 21

Box 4: folder 7
Bennett, E. F.
1897 September 23

Box 4: folder 8
Bernstein, W. F.
1897 August 16

Box 4: folder 9
Bildeu, Frank
1891 May 24

Box 4: folder 10
Bishop, Charlotte L.
1894 November 20 - 1894 December 21

Box 4: folder 11
[Bowman], Bertha (Drummond)
1891 February 23 - 1891 April 2

Box 4: folder 12
Brigham, C. R.
1890 July 13

Box 4: folder 13
Browne, Helen Swale
undated - 1891 November 10

Box 4: folder 14
Buffum, Vryling Wilder
undated

Box 4: folder 15
Call, Florence Louise
undated

Box 4: folder 16
Carrie
undated - 1897 May 2

Box 4: folder 17
Chapman, Frederick A.
1887 May 17

Box 4: folder 18
Chapmard, A. L.
1888 December 28

Box 4: folder 19
Chard, [I.] A.
1892 November 20

Box 4: folder 20
Clapp, Gertrude
undated - 1888 November 3

Box 4: folder 21
Coe, Frank M.
1893 May 20

Box 4: folder 22
Cooper, Rebecca W.
1894 June 14

Box 4: folder 23
Corbett, H[enry] J[agger]
1885 July 31

Box 4: folder 24
Cowles, William L.
ca. May 4, 1891

Box 4: folder 25
Crocker, G. H.
1888 October 13

Box 4: folder 26
Dane, Emma C[orinna] (Blaney)
1889 December 23

Box 4: folder 27
Davis, Philip W.
1893 May 7

Box 4: folder 28
Dow, C. B.
undated - 1894 September 1

Box 4: folder 29
F., M. Helen
1888 August 2

Box 4: folder 30
Frink, Henry A[llyn]
undated - 1891 April 27

Box 4: folder 31
Garfield, Irvin McDowell
1892 March 8

Box 4: folder 32
Gates, Mrs. Charles O.
1887 June 17

Box 4: folder 33
Gay, W. W.
1897 January 1

Box 4: folder 34
Gilbert, A. Louise M.
1891 January 20

Box 4: folder 35
Goodell, H[enry] H[ill]
1897 October 9

Box 4: folder 36
Goodell, L. W.
1893 January 9

Box 4: folder 37
G[ove], Henry [S.]
1892 October 19

Box 4: folder 38
Grant, Frances E.
1890 June 8

Box 4: folder 39
Green, Fred
1886 February 3

Box 4: folder 40
Greene, Minnie B.
1888 November 1

Box 4: folder 41
Hadley, H. Morris
1892 November 20

Box 4: folder 42
Halsen, Bill
1890 June 10

Box 4: folder 43
Hanford, Blanche
1890 September 5

Box 4: folder 44
Harden, Edith
1897 October 23 - 1887 December 26

Box 4: folder 45
Hartorld, John A.
1894 November 22

Box 4: folder 46
Henshaw, Sallie
1889 September 13

Box 4: folder 47
Hitchcock, Edward
undated - 1896 September 17

Box 4: folder 48
Hitchcock, Edward
1896 September 24 - 1896 December 4

Box 4: folder 49
Hitchcock, Edward
1896 December 11 - 1898 August 23

Box 4: folder 50
Holloway, James
1896 December 4 - 1897 January 20

Box 4: folder 51
Hood, C. I.
1889 December 18

Box 4: folder 52
Humpstone, John
1884 August 26 - 1891 March 14

Box 4: folder 53
Huntress, Julia P.
1891 January 11

Box 4: folder 54
Hussein, Nazeer
1894 March 3

Box 4: folder 55
Hutchinson, Evelyn S.
undated - 1891 January 16

Box 4: folder 56
Jackson, Walter
1888 October 6 - 1889 December 19

Box 4: folder 57
Jones, A. Bessie
1887 December 29 - 1889 February 28

Box 4: folder 58
Kemmerer, J. L.
1892 August 25

Box 4: folder 58A
Kidder, Lucy "Lulu" Warren
undated - 1888 May 25

Box 4: folder 59
Kidder, Lucy "Lulu" Warren
1888 July 11 - 1889 August 13

Box 4: folder 60
Kidder, Lucy "Lulu" Warren
1889 September 14 - 1890 June 12

Box 4: folder 61
Kidder, Lucy "Lulu" Warren
1890 July 31 - 1894 July 18

Box 4: folder 62
Kimball, Annie
1891 March 30

Box 4: folder 63
K[imball], Clara L.
1893 January 3

Box 4: folder 64
Ladd, John Wesley
1887 November 1 - 1893 April 20

Box 5: folder 1
Ladd, Mary A[ndrews]
1886 August 16 - 1888 August 17

Box 5: folder 2
Ladd, William M[ead]
1886 September 9

Box 5: folder 3
Lyall, Herbert J.
1891 December 2 - 1893 May 11

Box 5: folder 4
Manning, Hayland
1889 February 28

Box 5: folder 5
Marsh, Edward
1889 July 18

Box 5: folder 6
Maynard, C. J.
1885 October 3

Box 5: folder 7
Mead, Constance
undated

Box 5: folder 8
Mead, Stella [Bonnie]
1890 October 19 - 1891 March 6

Box 5: folder 9
Miller, Thomas
1885 April 1

Box 5: folder 10
Molly
1887 December 29 - 1894 September 12

Box 5: folder 11
Morse, Alice L.
1888 September 28 - 1892 September 30

Box 5: folder 12
Murray & Co.
1893 February 20

Box 5: folder 13
Nasen, W. E.
1893 June 15

Box 5: folder 14
Norris, M. S.
1893 December 25

Box 5: folder 15
Norton, Charles S.
1891 May 6

Box 5: folder 16
Otis, H. W.
1892 November 21

Box 5: folder 17
Packard, A. A.
1897 August 25

Box 5: folder 18
Pape, Mrs. Nelson
1893 May 5

Box 5: folder 19
Parker, W. E.
1892 November 19

Box 5: folder 19A
Pease, Zulinda G.
undated - 1889 November 21

Box 5: folder 20
Pease, Zulinda G.
1890 January 11 - 1890 October 31

Box 5: folder 21
Pease, Zulinda G.
1891 February 8 - 1893 March 28

Box 5: folder 22
Ray
1894 August 6

Box 5: folder 23
Reed, Lewis
1893 January 15

Box 5: folder 24
Reynolds, Molly "Mollie" (Gardner)
undated - 1889 October 23

Box 5: folder 25
Reynolds, Molly "Mollie" (Gardner)
1889 November 8 - 1890 September 27

Box 5: folder 26
Reynolds, Molly "Mollie" (Gardner)
1890 October 3 - 1893 August 28

Box 5: folder 27
Ruckwell, Lilian M.
1891 April 19

Box 5: folder 28
Russ, Wilfred W.
1892 October 24

Box 5: folder 29
Schroeder, Adelaide
undated - 1886 August 24

Box 5: folder 30-
Schroeder, Alice
1886 February 10

Box 5: folder 31
Seelye, Thomas
1887 June 17

Box 5: folder 32
S[eitkerr], Thomas
1893 February 23

Box 5: folder 33
Shaw, James M.
1897 September 1

Box 5: folder 33A
Shud, Clarence
1899 June 24

Box 5: folder 34
Smith, Adabelle
undated - 1887 February 27

Box 5: folder 35
Smith, Ethel Slade
1897 July 24

Box 5: folder 36
Smith, Harry A.
1891 December 18 - 1892 November 20

Box 5: folder 37
Stone, Charlotte Sackert
undated

Box 5: folder 38
Stone, John T.
1892 November 21

Box 5: folder 39
Story, Oliver Howard
1892 February 13

Box 5: folder 40
[T]aft, Edith L.
undated - 1890 March 10

Box 5: folder 41
Thornton, May E.
1893 February 6

Box 5: folder 42
Thurston, Ada
1887 July 6 - 1894 July 3

Box 5: folder 43
Trusdell, Anne E.
1890 August 1 - 1891 October 26

Box 5: folder 44
Tubby, William B.
1897 January 20

Box 5: folder 45
Unknown
undated - 1894 June 24

Box 5: folder 46
Van Leuven, B.
1893 February 27

Box 5: folder 47
White, Elliot T.
1890 April 1

Box 5: folder 48
Wustenberg, W.
undated

Box 5: folder 49
Wyckoff, Walter A.
1894 February 12

Box 5: folder 50
Incoming to family



to: Babbott, Frank [Lusk]; from: American Art Association
1893 January 31

Box 5: folder 51
to: [Dane], Helen Folsom (Pratt); from: Pratt, Herbert Lee
1888 August 5

Box 5: folder 52
to: Pratt, Charles [father]; from: H. Lamport
1889 July 13

Box 5: folder 52A
to: Pratt, Frederic Bayley; from: Unknown
1897 June 29

Box 5: folder 53
to: Pratt, George D., Jr.; from: T[rowbridge], S[herman]
1918 April 16

Box 5: folder 54
to: Pratt, Mrs. [Helen "Nellie" Deming (Sherman)]; from: Chadwick, Carl
1913 October 19

Box 5: folder 55
to: Pratt, Herbert Lee; from: Pratt, Harold Irving
undated

Box 5: folder 56
to: Pratt, John Teele; from: Pratt, Harold Irving
undated

Box 5: folder 57
to: Pratt, Sherman; from: Cole
1922 September 20

Box 5: folder 58
to: Pratt, Sherman; from: Ed
1922 January 23 - 1923 January 9

Box 5: folder 59
to: Pratt, Sherman; from: Harlow, A. Brooks
1935 January 21

Box 6
to: Pratt, Sherman; from: S., B.
1930 June 30

Box 5: folder 61
to: Pratt, Sherman; from: [Trowbridge], [Alexander] Buel, [II]
1917 December 10 - 1920 December 7

Box 5: folder 62
to: Pratt, Sherman; from: T[rowbridge], S[herman]
1917 December 12 - 1922 October 8

Box 5: folder 63
Incoming to others



to: Gallagher, [William]; from: Hitchcock, [Edward], Dr.
1892 June 2

Box 6: folder 1
Outgoing from George Pratt



Pratt, John [Teele]
1885 March 22

Box 6: folder 2
Pratt, Sherman
1906 March 25

Box 6: folder 3
[Schroeder], Adelaide
1883 December 2

Box 6: folder 4
Unknown [Amherst Football Team]
1892 October 13

Box 6: folder 5
Invitations



Invitations
undated

Box 6: folder 6
Invitations
1882 December 15 - 1889 December 26

Box 6: folder 7
Invitations
1890 January 8 - 1891 June 1

Box 6: folder 8
Invitations
1892 September 25 - 1900 June 21

Box 6: folder 9
Envelopes



Envelopes (13)
undated - 1893 May 7

Box 6: folder 10
SERIES 2. PHOTOGRAPHS AND OTHER MATERIALS
1880-1925


The bulk of this series consists of ephemera: receipts, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, and at-home cards. Notable pieces in the sub-series include: the transcript of the Adelphi Academy Founders' Day speech given by Charles Pratt (George's father) on February 23, 1891, only a few months before his death; Pratt's diary accompanying a family trip out West in 1886; a leather booklet given to Pratt by his father intended to keep track of finances; and the February 1923 issue of Survey Graphic, which features an article on the death of Pratt's wife, Helen (nee Sherman).

Also included are five undated photographs, in addition to a family portrait photograph of Pratt, his wife, and his children, and a photgraph album covering certain events from 1917 to 1926.

Receipts (9)
undated - 1894 January 22

Box 7: folder 1
Newspaper clippings (8)
undated [1886 and 1891]

Box 7: folder 2
Photographs (5)
undated

Box 7: folder 3
Notes (8)
undated

Box 7: folder 4
At-Home cards (8)
undated

Box 7: folder 5
Cards (4)
undated

Box 7: folder 5
Stubs (2)
undated

Box 7: folder 5
Purser's Check for steamer to Alaska
undated

Box 7: folder 5
Adelphi Academy Reward of Merit, awarded to George
1880

Box 7: folder 6
Adelphi Academy report for George
1886 February

Box 7: folder 6
Adelphi Academy ticket for "Young Folks' Matinee
1886 June 12

Box 7: folder 6
Adelphi Academy Founders' Day speech given by Charles Pratt
1891 February 23

Box 7: folder 6
handwritten poem, "The night of one fair face"
undated

Box 7: folder 7
Laws and Rules of the Pratt Health Cottage Amherst College
[circa 1897], undated

Box 7: folder 8
Leather booklet given to Pratt in 1882 by his father Charles Pratt intended as a ledger for his personal finances.
1882 December 25

Box 7: folder 9
Diary of George Pratt, "Our trip out West in 1886 -- Book 2"
1886

Box 7: folder 10
Survey Graphic issue featuring article on the death of Helen Sherman Pratt
1923 Feb

Box 8: folder 1
Family portrait photograph
[circa 1919]

Box 8: folder 2
Photograph album. Subject coverage listed on first page: New Brunswick 1921, 1924, 1925; Adirondack canoe trip 1920; Good Hope 1917, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1926; Currituck 1924-25, 1925-26; Harvard R.O.T.C. Camp, summer 1918.
1917-1925

Box 8 Box 1

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