Guide to the Letters of tribute to Charles H. Pettee, 1927 June

Collection number: UA 22/71
Size: (1 item) (.10 cu.ft.)

About Charles H. Pettee

Charles Holmes Pettee served the University of New Hampshire for 62 years in various capacities. He was born in Manchester, NH on February 2, 1853. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1874 and received a degree in Civil Engineering from the Thayer School in 1876. Pettee started teaching at the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts (NHC) in 1876 when it was still located in Hanover, NH. 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. When the college prepared to move to Durham, NH in 1893, Pettee was instrumental. In April of 1937, he was made a Dean Emeritus and the University Historian. He was also acting president three times: 1891-1893, 1912, 1917. 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. He was also a lobbyist, town auditor and representative, church deacon and farm manager. Dean Pettee died on March 23, 1938.

About the Letters of tribute to Charles H. Pettee

This book is a compilation of letters written to Charles H. Pettee on the occasion of his fifty-first year at the University of New Hampshire. A letter was sent out to faculty, students, alumni and friends of the UNH asking for letters to Dean Pettee in commemoration of his long service. The letters were then bound together into a book and presented to the Dean.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Letters of tribute to Charles H. Pettee, 1927 June, UA 22/71, 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.

A similar book also prepared for Prof. Clarence W. Scott as he was also completing 51 years of service to UNH. For Scott's book see UNH Archives collection UA 22/70.