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Guide to the William Ivey Cranford Papers, circa 1889-1945

Abstract

William Ivey Cranford was Dean of Trinity College. He resigned as Dean on June 4, 1917 and was succeeded by William H. Wannamaker.

Collection contains notebooks, correspondence, notes, transcripts and manuscripts. Material ranges in date from circa circa 1889-1945, with many of the materials undated.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Cranford, William Ivey.
Title
William Ivey Cranford papers, circa 1889-1945
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.75 Linear Feet, 3,250 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains correspondence, Cranford's notebooks from graduate courses at Yale University, transcripts and notes from articles on, mentioning, or by Cranford (with notes taken by H. E. Kolbe), transcripts and notes from papers and lectures by Cranford (notes by Kolbe), manuscripts, miscellaneous notes and drafts for articles and lectures, material collected by Kolbe on Cranford, and a school notebook (circa 1790s) which is believed to have been from the Edwards family. A bulk of the correspondence (primarily from 1893-1895 and 1905), is personal and includes letters written by and to William Cranford, including many to and from Nellie Edwards, who later became his wife. Also included are numerous letters from Mrs. Mary Jane Edwards (M.J.Edwards), Nellie's mother, to William Cranford while he was attending Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and letters to Nellie Edwards from a variety of close friends and former students. The correspondence is arranged chronologically. One folder consists of miscellaneous materials such as receipts, miniature sheet music, and samples of steel pens from Perry & Co's Steel Pens.

Much of the correspondence, loose sheets, and notebooks are fragile and should be handled with care. The material ranges in date from circa 1889-1934, with many of the materials undated.

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Contents of the Collection

Introduction to Philosophy
Box 1
Psychology
Box 1
Psychology of Education
Box 1
Readings in Philosphy
Box 1
5 unlabled philosophy notebooks
Box 1
Manuscripts, undated
Box 1
Manuscripts, undated
Box 1
Notes for articles and lectures, circa 1889, undated
Box 1
Notes for articles and lectures, undated
Box 1
Notes for articles and lectures, 1898-1907, undated
Box 1
Kolbe's research and miscellaneous correspondence, 1933-1934
Box 2
Letter to Nellie Edwards from A.R. Miller, Trinity College, June 11, 1892
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., February 19, 1893
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Kinston, N.C., August 7, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Durham, N.C., August 16, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Mary Jane Edwards (M.J.Edwards), Durham, N.C., September 10, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., September 11, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., September 17, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, Durham, N.C., September 24, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., September 26, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., October 1, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, Durham, N.C., October 7, 1893
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Kinston, N.C., October 20, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., October 20, 1893
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Kinston, N.C., October 21, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, Durham, N.C., October 21, 1893
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Phoebe, Kinston, N.C., October 27, 1893
Box 3
Letter to Professor W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., October 31, 1893
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Kinston, N.C., November 2, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, Durham, N.C., November 4, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., November 12, 1893
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Fannie[?], Kinston, N.C., November 13, 1893
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Miss Lizzie, Kinston, N.C., November 14, 1893
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Rev. Kennedy, Georgeville, N.C., November 17, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., November 21, 1893
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Kinston, N.C., November 22, 1893
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Phoebe, Kinston, N.C., November 24, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, Durham, N.C., November 27, 1893
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Kinston, N.C., November 28, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards & "Unknown Friend", Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., December 4, 1893
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., December 10, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., December 11, 1893
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., January 4, 1894
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Fannie, Kinston, N.C., January 9, 1894
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Kinston, N.C., January 9, 1894
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Mary Jane Edwards (M.J. Edwards), January 24, 1894
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., January 26, 1894
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, February 3, 1894
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., February 6, 1894
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Kinston, N.C., February 6, 1894
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, Durham, N.C., February 10, 1894
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Durham, N.C., February 12, 1894
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Kinston, N.C., February 13, 1894
Box 3
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Kinston, N.C., February 19, 1894
Box 3
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., February 26, 1894
Box 3
Letter to [?] from [?], March, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., March 5, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Ida, Kinston, N.C., March 9, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., March 12, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Kinston, N.C., March 13, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, Durham, N.C., March 17, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., March 20, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., March 31, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, Durham, N.C., March 31, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from The Niagara Laundry Co., March 31, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., April 8, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., April 13, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, Durham, N.C., April 14, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Kinston, N.C., April 18, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from May, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., April 19, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., April 22, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Kinston, N.C., April 23, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, Durham, N.C., April 27, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Kinston, N.C., April 30, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, Durham, N.C., May [?], 1894
Box 4
Letter to Professor W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., May 7, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., May 15, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Rev. Kennedy, Georgeville, N.C., May 18, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., May 22, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from J.W. Kennedy, Kinston, N.C., May 25, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from George Trumball Ladd, Ophir, N.C., June 30, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., July 3, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Ophir, N.C., July 5, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., July 9, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Fannie, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., July 10, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Ophir, N.C., July 16, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., July 18, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Fannie B., Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., July 19, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, Fayet[te]ville, N.C., July 20, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., July 25, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Lizzie, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., July 28, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Fannie, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., July 20, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Francie Williams, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., September 19, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., September 29, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., October 10, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., October 12, 1894
Box 4
Letter to Nellie Edwards from "May", Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., October 13, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., October 14, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., October 19, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., October 22, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., October 25, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., October 30, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., November 5, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., November 13, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., November 14, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., November 25, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., November 26, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., December 3, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., December 16, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., December 19, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., December 22, 1894
Box 4
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., January 3, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Mary Jane Edwards (M.J. Edwards), New Haven, C.T., January 6, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., January 10, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., January 18, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., January 20, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., January 28, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., February 1, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., February 7, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., February 3, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., February 14, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., February 17, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., February 26, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., March 3, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., March 9, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., March 15, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., March 17, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., March 21, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., March 26, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., March 28, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., March 29, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., April 3, 1895
Box 5
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Fannie, Kinston, N.C., April 4, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., April 7, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., April 15, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., April 16, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., April 21, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., April 24, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., May 2, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Olin Boggess, New Haven, C.T., May 5, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., May 6, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., May 7, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from V. Ballard, New Haven, C.T., May 17, 1895
Box 5
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Carrie Carpenter, Durham, N.C., May 19, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., May 19, 1895
Box 5
Letter to Nellie Edwards from W.I. Cranford, Durham, N.C., May 22, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., May 24, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., May 27, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from C. Ironmonger (Seaboard Air Line), New Haven, C.T., June 6, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Frank Armfield, New Haven, C.T., June 7, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from M.J. Edwards, New Haven, C.T., June 11, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Nellie Edwards, New Haven, C.T., June 11, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Davidson[?], Ophir, N.C., June 18, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Willa[?] and Mittie[?], Ophir, N.C., June 18, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from George Lance, Ophir, N.C., June 22, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Charles E. Turner, Ophir, N.C., July 2, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Chas[?] Rapon[?], Ophir, N.C., July 5, 1895
Box 5
Letter to Professor and Mrs. W.I. Cranford from Flowers[?], Ophir, N.C., July 21, 1895
Box 5
Letter to W.I. Cranford from Carrie Carpenter, Trinity College, N.C., August 13, 1895
Box 5
Letter to Nellie Edwards from Mrs. M. Womble, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., May 28, 1896
Box 5
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Trinity Park, Durham, N.C., July 27, 1897
Box 5
Postcard to W.I. Cranford from J.C.[?], Durham, N.C., 1905
Box 6
Letters to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., September 5-7, 1905
Box 6
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., September 9, 1905
Box 6
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., September 10, 1905
Box 6
Letters to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., September 12-13, 1905
Box 6
Letters to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., September 13-16, 1905
Box 6
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., September 17, 1905
Box 6
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., September 19, 1905
Box 6
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., September 21, 1905
Box 6
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., September 22, 1905
Box 6
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., September 23, 1905
Box 6
Letters to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., September 24-25, 1905
Box 6
Letters to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., September 27-29, 1905
Box 6
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., September 30, 1905
Box 6
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., October [?], 1905
Box 7
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., October 1, 1905
Box 7
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., October 3, 1905
Box 7
Letters to Mrs. W.I. Cranford and daughter Mary White Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., October 4, 1905
Box 7
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., October 5, 1905
Box 7
Letters to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., October 6-7, 1905
Box 7
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., October 9, 1905
Box 7
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., October 10, 1905
Box 7
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., October 11, 1905
Box 7
Letters to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., October 12-14, 1905
Box 7
Letters to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., October 15-16, 1905
Box 7
Letters to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., October 23-25, 1905
Box 7
Letters to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, Waynesville, N.C., October 26-27, 1905
Box 7
Letter to Mrs. W.I. Cranford from W.I. Cranford, undated
Box 7
Letters to Nellie Edwards from unknown, Burlington, N.C., Kinston, N.C., May 30, 1893-December 27, 1894
Box 7
Associated Collegiate Press of N.S.P.A. Award, 1938-1939, 1945
Box 7
Miscellaneous materials, undated
Box 7
Mathematic Notebook of William White, circa 1790s
Box 8
Gradebook and journal, circa 1893, early 1900's
Box 8

Historical Note

William Ivey (W.I.) Cranford was born November 10, 1867 in Ophir, North Carolina. His parents were Joshua A. Cranford and Mary E. Davis. He entered Trinity College (Randolph County) in 1887 and graduated with an A. B. degree in 1891. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1895 and was soon thereafter married to Nellie Edwards. They were the first Trinity graduates to marry each other. He returned to Trinity in 1898 and was professor philosophy and Greek. He held the Carr Professor of Philosophy until his death. In 1910, Professor Cranford was appointed Dean of Trinity College and served in that position until 1917. He died in Durham on August 29, 1936.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Ivey Cranford Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The William Ivey Cranford Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1973, 1977, and 2007.

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Processed by Archives Staff, September 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, October 2006

Updated by Mary Samouelian and Sally Sullivan, May 2008

Accessions A77-42, A73-141, UA2007-0032 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

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