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Charles Henry Raymond Papers

Identifier: DC047

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the Charles Henry Raymond Papers consist of correspondence documenting Raymond's activities as assistant head master and head of the elocution department. Correspondents include Simon J. McPherson, Mather Abbott, members of the Green family, and numerous prominent alumni and people of the time. Also included here are numerous programs and printed ephemera for campus events.


  • Creation: 1889 - 1963

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies and digital photographs may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Archivist. Researchers are responsible for determining any other copyright questions.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Henry Raymond was born in 1855. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1877. After teaching at the Wilbraham Academy, Raymond arrived at Lawrenceville in 1889 as the head of the elocution department and house master of Davis House. His duties covered a wide range, including teacher, director of gymnastics, supervisor of the Calliopean Society, and director of the Periwig Club. Perhaps his most prominent position at Lawrenceville was serving as assistant head master to Simon J. McPherson. He worked closely with Head Master McPherson and helped shaped school administration. He retired from Lawrenceville in 1926. He died on December 23, 1944.


1.88 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

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The Charles Henry Raymond Papers are arranged into two series: Series 1: Correspondence, 1889-1944 and Series 2 Miscellaneous, 1889-1963.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Charles Henry Raymond Papers were gifted to A.R. Evans in 1960. Evans transferred the papers to The Lawrenceville School librarian Gerrish Thurber in 1966.


Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives guidelines.


Information in the biographical note was gathered from material within the collection. The Lawrentian, winter 1945, vol. IX, no. 2 was also consulted.

Processing Information

The Charles Henry Raymond Papers were initially processed by A.R. Evans in the mid-1960s. It was reprocessed by Casey Babcock in February in 2012 to reflect current archival standards.

Charles Henry Raymond Papers: Finding Aid
Casey Babcock and A.R. Evans
February 15, 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives Repository

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