Cecil F.P. Bancroft, 1839-1904 Collection Guide

Guide To the Records of Phillips Academy Office of the Head of School



C O L L E C T I O N  S U M M A R Y
Repository Phillips Academy, Archives and Special Collections
Call Number 6.37.8
Creator Phillips Academy. Office of the Head of School.
Title Phillips Academy, Office of the Head of School. C.F.P. Bancroft, Records, 1874-1905
Date [inclusive] 1875—1905
Extent 17 document boxes (7 linear feet)
Location Stacks 5, Row 5, Bay F, Shelves 1-4
Language All materials are in English
Abstract This collection principally contains the correspondence of C.F.P. Bancroft, eighth Principal of Phillips Academy.
Citation Phillips Academy, Office of the Head of School. C.F.P. Bancroft, Records, 1874-1905. Box X, Folder title. Phillips Academy Archives and Special Collections.
A D M I N I S T R A T I V E   I N F O R M A T I O N
Processing note This material is believed to have been first classified and described in paper inventories during the 1950s. In 2013 the materials were rehoused by Emily Tordo, and a finding aid created, based on the current organization, connecting the new box numbers to the items listed in the paper inventories.
Within the finding aid, whenever possible, titles were taken from the title page, cover or spine of a volume, or from the original folder. Titles and item descriptions appearing in the finding aid reflect the original sequence and spelling of words, but not necessarily the original punctuation or capitalization.
Conditions on Access This collection is open for research use. Access to fragile original documents may be restricted. Please consult the Archives’ staff for further details.
Conditions on Reproduction and Use Copyright restrictions may apply. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Archivist.
Publication information The Phillips Academy Archives and Special Collections assume no responsibility for infringement of copyright. Researchers assume full responsibility for any legal questions that may arise as the result of their use of materials in the collections.Copyright in records created in the course of Academy business is held by Phillips Academy. Permission to reproduce Academy records may be requested by contacting Archives staff.
H I S T O R I C A L   N O T E
C. F. P. (Cecil Franklin Patch) Bancroft, 1839-1901, served as the eighth principal of Phillips Academy. For a complete list of the principals of Phillips Academy, since its founding in 1778, please visit the Archives website.  From 1778 to 1928, the title of the Head of School was “Principal.”  In 1928, the name was changed to “Headmaster,” and, with the appointment of Barbara Landis Chase in 1994, the title was again changed to “Head of School.” For more information on the history of Phillips Academy please refer to the book by Frederick S. Allis, Jr. Youth From Every Quarter: A Bicentennial History of Phillips Academy, Andover. For more information on Principal Bancroft please refer to “In Memoriam: Dr. C. F. P. Bancroft, Late Principal of Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass” by George D. Pettee, Registrar of Phillips Academy from 1887 to 1900.
S C O P E   A N D   C O N T E N T    O F    T H E    C O L L E C T I O N
This collection is comprised mostly of correspondence to Bancroft, and there are several chunks of correspondence that overlap in time period. They are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the individual writing to Bancroft. These lists are manually corrected, scanned versions of the typewritten lists that appear below as PDFs.
S E R I E S   I N   T H E   C O L L E C T I O N
SERIES 1 Correspondence, 1877-1898
SERIES 2 Correspondence: Abbot-Crosby, 1877-1904
SERIES 2 Correspondence:Fisk-Hall, 1877-1904
SERIES 2 Correspondence: Hinkle-Noyes, 1877-1904
SERIES 2 Correspondence: Noyes-Sayre, 1877-1904
SERIES 2 Correspondence: Sayres-Zeal, 1877-1904
SERIES 3 Correspondence, 1893, 1898, 1899
SERIES 4 | Correspondence, July-September 1900
SERIES 5 | Correspondence, [donated by Mrs. P. Bush in 1967]
SERIES 6 | Miscellaneous reports and correspondence
SERIES 7 | Family papers and ephemera, [donated by Pat Arrio in 1995]
SERIES 8 | Reprints and published works by Dr. Bancroft
Links to the original typescript box lists may be found below:

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