Guide to the Charles H. Pettee Papers, 1883-1969

Collection number: UA 3/1/1
Size: 4 boxes (1.25 cu.ft.)

About Charles H. Pettee

Charles H. Pettee served the University of New Hampshire for 62 years in various ways. He was born in Manchester, NH Feb. 2, 1853. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1874 and received a degree in Civil Engineering from the Thayer School in 1876. He started teaching at the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts (NHC) in 1876 when it was still located in Hanover. He was a professor of mathematics from 1877-1917. He was appointed treasurer and auditor for the college in 1884 and Dean of Faculty in 1888. He was instrumental in the move of NHC from Hanover to Durham from 1890-1893. He was also acting president three times: 1891-93, 1912, and 1917. He continued to teach at the University of New Hampshire until 1928. In April of 1937 he was made a Dean Emeritus and the University Historian. In addition to his work at the University, Dean Pettee also owned the Durham Spring Water Co. which provided water to the town of Durham and to the University.

About the Charles H. Pettee Papers

This series contains the correspondence of Charles H. Pettee. Included are some letters written by Charles and others to his wife Luella Elizabeth and to his children. The majority of the letters cover the years 1890-1893. Pettee oversaw the move of NHC from Hanover to Durham and most of the letters deal with the details required for that move. There are also many letters from prospective students requesting information and catalogues.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Charles H. Pettee Papers, 1883-1969, UA 3/1/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the establishment of the University Archives in 1992.

Collection Arrangement

Chronological.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1undatedCharles H. Pettee, Abstracts from letters
Box 1, Folder 21890-1894Luella Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 3Unknown datesCharles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 41883-1889Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 5Jan.-July 1890Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 6Aug.-Sept. 1890Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 7Oct. 1890Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 8Nov. 1890Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 9Dec. 1890Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 10Jan. 1891Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 11Feb. 1891Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 12March 1891Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 13April 1891Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 14May 1891Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 15June 1891Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 16July 1891Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 17Aug. 1891Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 18Sept. 1891Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 19Oct. 1891Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 20Nov. 1891Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 21Dec. 1891Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1Jan. 1892Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 2Feb. 1892Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 3March 1892Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 4April 1892Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 5May 1892Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 6June 1892Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 7July 1892Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 8Aug. 1892Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 9Sept. 1892Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 10Oct. 1892Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 11Nov. 1892Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1Dec. 1892Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 2Jan. 1893Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 3Feb. 1893Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 4March 1893Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 5April 1893Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 6May 1893Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 7June 1893Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 8July 1893Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 9Aug. 1893Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 10Sept. 1893Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 11Oct. 1893Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 12Nov. 1893Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 13Dec. 1893Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 14Jan. 1894Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 15Feb.-June 1894Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 161895Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 11906-36Articles and speeches
Box 4, Folder 21918Lease with Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity
Box 4, Folder 31930Durham Spring Water Company
Box 4, Folder 41930Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 4, Folder 51931Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 4, Folder 61933Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 4, Folder 71934Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 4, Folder 81935Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 4, Folder 91936Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 4, Folder 101937Charles H. Pettee Correspondence
Box 4, Folder 111937Durham Spring Water Company contract with the University of New Hampshire
Box 4, Folder 121938Death of Charles H. Pettee
Box 4, Folder 131938Correspondence to Mrs. Luella Elizabeth Pettee
Box 4, Folder 141961-1969Correspondence to Pettee children