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Shons, Charles H. Scrapbook L'1908, 1906 - 1908


Scope and Contents

This scrapbook contains photographic and written materials covering Charles H. Shons' time spent attending the Lawrenceville School from 1906-1908. A majority of materials include personal photographs that depict Lawrenceville sports teams, friends, and campus buildings, and accompanying written notes. Additinally, many Princeton University programs and souvenirs are included. Other materials comprise of pressed flowers, newspaper clippings, sheet music, The Lawrence excerpts, athletic schedules, and handbooks.


  • 1906 - 1908


Conditions Governing Access


Biographical / Historical

Charles Howell Shons was born on Decemeber 3rd, 1889, in Washingtonville, New York. He attended the Lawrenceville School from 1906-1908 and lived in Griswold House. A member of the hockey team, glee club, and choir, he won second place for public speaking in 1908. He went on the graduate from Williams College with a Bachelor of Art in 1912, and returned to Lawrenceville as the assistant housemaster of Griswold and the assistant baseball coach to Cap Kafer. He served in both WWI and WWII, first as a field artillery captain and then as a lieutenant colonel in the Quartermaster Corps. He later served as the athletic director of the Taft School, and was an editor of "Boy of the Eastern Seaboard," an autobiography of his early life. Shons passed away in 1978 in Pheonix, Arizona and was survived by his two children and wife.


1.33 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Page flipping should be handled with care, as the bookspine is delicate. Numerous pages are no longer attached to the scrapbook, and instead can be found inside the accompanying folder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The scrapbook was transferred directly from Gerrish Thurber to the John Dixon Library. It was moved to the Bunn Library when the The Lawrenceville School Library and Archives relocated in 1996.

Related Materials

The Gerrish Thurber Papers

Repository Details

Part of the The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives Repository

Box 6128
2500 Main St.
Lawrenceville 08648 U.S.A. US