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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Francis A. Walker Memorial Service Committee records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AC-0344

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of letters accepting and declining invitations to attend a memorial service for MIT President Francis Amasa Walker held in October 1897. Also included is a record book “report” created by the committee to document the planning of the memorial service.


  • 1897 - 1897


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Historical note

The Walker Memorial Committee was formed in 1897 to arrange the memorial exercises for MIT President Francis A. Walker (1840-1897). The committee members included representatives from the MIT Corporation, the faculty, the alumni, and the student body. They were as follows:

James M. Crafts (Corporation) Francis H. Williams (Corporation) John R. Freeman, Esq. (Corporation) James P. Munroe, Esq. (Corporation) William T. Sedgwick (Faculty) Davis R. Dewey (Faculty) Henry M. Howe, Esq. (Alumni) Wilfred Bancroft, Esq. (Students)

Biographical and administrative information about Francis A. Walker can be found in MC 298, Francis Amasa Walker papers,1862-1897, and AC 13, MIT Office of the President records, 1897-1930, which are available at the Institute Archives and Special Collections.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 half manuscript box)

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Guide to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Francis A. Walker Memorial Service Committee
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