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William Anderson Aycrigg scrapbooks, 1880-1909

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Abstract

William Aycrigg’s three scrapbooks contain a variety of materials, primarily reflecting his student days in Troy from 1881 to 1884.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

William Aycrigg’s three scrapbooks (MC 45) contain a variety of materials, such as clippings, programs, invitations, accounts, tintypes and sketches, primarily reflecting his student days in Troy from 1880 to1884.  Items document Aycrigg’s education at RPI, as well as a wealth of athletic and social activities, including Chi Phi fraternity, sleigh rides, rushes, and Grand Marshall activities.  The books also include materials concerning Aycrigg’s alumni activities, a letter of reference from the Omaha City Engineer, an obituary, and articles pertaining to astronomy.

Collection Historical Note

William A. Aycrigg was a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he received a degree in civil engineering in 1884.  He was elected Grand Marshall, the highest office in student government, in 1883, and served in that position the following year.  Aycrigg was a member of Chi Phi fraternity and was involved in a variety of student activities at RPI.

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Repository: Institute Archives and Special Collections

Preferred Citation: William Anderson Aycrigg papers, MC 45. Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.


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Volume 1: Scrapbook of RPI student memorabilia and history, 1880-1884Add to your cart.
Page 1: Picture of engraving of Stephen Van Rensselaer, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 2: Broadside - DAK Rapid Transit and Review of the Transit of 1884Add to your cart.
Page 6: Program - Troy Music Hall, 1881 March 24Add to your cart.
Page 11: RPI Card Notice to Aycrigg that work in French was unsatisfactory, initialed D.M.G., 1882 March 6Add to your cart.
Page 12: Statement - Morris Gross, clothier, Troy, 1882 June 6Add to your cart.
Page 13: Note - pencilled - Mr. Aycrigg has permission to resume his work at the Institute - D.M.G.; Chi Phi fraternity;donation of H.P. files, 1881 November 21Add to your cart.
Page 14: Chi Phi fraternity; Banguet program and menu - Chi Phi fraternity, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 15: Invitation - Chi Phi fraternity; Card - For Grand Marshal Independence Grove; Newspaper Clipping - Trouble at the Institute, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 16: Note - W. A. Aycrigg passed in Botany, signed R. H. Ward; Note - Mr. Aycrigg has permission to go on with his class for one month from date, initialed D.M.G.; Portion of ticket issued by Troy Athletic Club, circa 1882Add to your cart.
Page 17: Transcript of Aycrigg's record, Division D, signed D. M. Greene; RPI Cards, Results of Examination, Aycrigg, Division D, Winter Session 1880-81, Summer Session 1881; Certificate of Payment (2) signed by William H. Young; Note - Proxy vote for Independence Greene (Grand Marshal) signed Paul Voorhees, circa 1880-1881, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 23: Program - Troy Music Hall, 1881 May 5Add to your cart.
Page 24: Program - Troy's Griswold Opera House, 1881 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Page 27: Certificate of Payment (3) signed by William H. Young; Cloth swatch - "'84 victory over '85 - Sleigh Ride"; Newspaper clipping - Sleighride; Membership ticket issued by Troy Athletic Club, 1881-1882Add to your cart.
Page 28: Invitation - Grand Marshal Caucus; Card - for Grand Marshal , Robert J. Pratt; RPI Cards - Results of Examination, Aycrigg, Division C, Winter Session 1881-82, Summer Session 1882, 1882Add to your cart.
Page 29: Note informing Aycrigg of conditions in two subjects, signed D. M. Greene per G.R.B. (G.R. Baucus); Transcript of Aycrigg's record, Division C, signed D. M. Greene (b); Newspaper Clipping of Sleighride, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 30: Newspaper clipping of memorial resolution of the Committee of '84 for the Class of '85; Chi Phi Club Menu; Tintype - J. B. Hydom, I. Grove , G. W. Frank, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 32: RPI Cards - Results of Examination, Aycrigg, Division B, Winter Session 1882-83, Summer Session 1883; Newspaper Clippings of Cane Rush, Graduate Endowment Fund,  Fuller, Warren & Co. Fire; Certificate of Payment signed by William H. Young, 1882Add to your cart.
Page 33: Certificate of Payment signed by William H. Young; Newspaper clippings of lecture of prof. C.A. Young of Princeton, coasting accident, and cane rush (same as pg 32), circa 1883Add to your cart.
Page 34: Statement - Medical Services of Dr. R. B. Bontecou, 1882 October 10Add to your cart.
Page 36: RPI Card notices to Aycrigg that work in various subjects is not satisfactory, initialed or signed D. M. Greene or per G.R.B. (G. R. Baucus), 1880-1882Add to your cart.
Page 37: Picture - Delta Phi Insignia, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 38: Cloth swatches - Red and Brown - Flag Rush, 1883 March 1Add to your cart.
Page 39: Newspaper clippings of sleighride of 1886 and fight between two students (Painter and Elder), undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 41: Handwritten note regarding Delta Phi and Chi Phi; Newspaper Clipping - Prof. H. B. Nason's Quarter Centennial at the Institute, 1883Add to your cart.
Page 42: Invitation - Prof. H. B. Nason's 25th Anniversary of his connection with RPI, 1883Add to your cart.
Page 44: Invitation - to Aycrigg to reception "Thursday Evening Dancing Class", 1883Add to your cart.
Page 45: Commencement invitation, Class of 1882, 1882 June 14Add to your cart.
Page 46: Tintypes - W. A. Aycrigg, F. H. Bainbridge, F. Chrysler, D. Clark, J. D. Colby, S. Cunningham, G. R. Elder, C. W. WoodAdd to your cart.
Page 47: Newspaper clippings of Chi Phi; Transit; Nomination of Grand Marshal, Aycrigg; BaseballAdd to your cart.
Page 48: Invitation - Grand Marshal Caucus; Transit, Vol. XVIII - Form for purchase of advertising space, 1883Add to your cart.
Page 49: Tintypes - W. A. Aycrigg, D. Clark, E. H. Kenyon  J. Lowe, D. W. McNaugher, C. W. Wood, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 50: Card - For Grand Marshal, William A. Aycrigg; Newspaper clippings of Election of Grand Marshal Aycrigg and Baseball, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 51: Newspaper clippings of Grand Marshal's Night, Brooklyn Bridge, and Grand Marshal, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 52: Newspaper clippings of Grand Marshal's Night, Brooklyn Bridge, and Grand Marshal, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 53: Newspaper clippings of Grand Marshal's Night, Brooklyn Bridge, and Grand Marshal, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 54: Newspaper clippings of Grand Marshal's Night, Brooklyn Bridge, and Grand Marshal, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 56: Invitation - Chi Phi Banquet, 1883 June 8Add to your cart.
Page 57: Invitation - Commencement, 1883 June 13Add to your cart.
Page 58: Invitation - Class of 1884 Farewell Hop to Class of 1883; Newspaper clipping - DAK Transit, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 59: Tintype -  unidentified, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 60: Transcript of Aycrigg's record, Division B, signed D. M. Greene (B); Program - Chi Phi Banquet; Sketch - Pen and Ink, 1883Add to your cart.
Page 61: Sketch - pen and ink; Sketch - pencil; Receipt - Aycrigg contribution to Gymnasium Fund, 1883Add to your cart.
Page 62: Lisk and Barnum Agreement to print Transit, 1883 March 9Add to your cart.
Page 63: Transit pages 105 -112Add to your cart.
Volume 2: Scrapbook of RPI student memorabilia and history, 1880-1887Add to your cart.
Page 4: Certificate of Payment signed by William H. Young; Newspaper clippings of cane rush and main Building despoiled with paint; Swatches - Green and White Cloth, 1883Add to your cart.
Page 6: Newspaper clippings of American Institute of Mining Engineers meeting in Troy - R. W. Hunt, President, Chi Phi Convention, and Prof. Nason's class trips; Swatch - Blue and Red Ribbon; 1 3/8 " Circle of glass on black card, circa 1883Add to your cart.
Page 7: Newspaper clippings of American Institute of Mining Engineers meeting in Troy - R. W. Hunt, President, Chi Phi Convention, and Prof. Nason's class trips; Swatch - Blue and Red Ribbon; 1 3/8 " Circle of glass on black card, circa 1883Add to your cart.
Page 8: Wedding Invitation - Hattie Waldo and J. B. Hydorn Class of 1881, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 9: Chi Phi Banquet ticket - 59th Anniversary; Chi Phi Odes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 10: Newspaper clippings of Flag Rush, Main Building despoiled with paint, and Frosh - Soph BattleAdd to your cart.
Page 11: Chi Phi Banquet - menu and rrogram, 1883 October 18Add to your cart.
Page 12: Newspaper clippings of Chi Phi Convention, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 13: Newspaper clipping of Frosh - Soph BattleAdd to your cart.
Page 14: Newspaper clipping of hazing re: high collars, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 15: Newspaper clippings of high collars, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 16: Wedding invitation - Ella Stedman and G. W. Frank Jr. Class of 1882; Invitation - Reception by Ladies of Troy to YCMA of RPI, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 17: Tintype - J. O. Stearns, Class of 1882 and C. H. Davis, Class of 1883Add to your cart.
Page 24: Newspaper clippings of two students, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 27: Newspaper clipping of Annual Freshman Sleighride and Banquet, circa 1884Add to your cart.
Page 28: Newspaper clipping of Annual Freshman Sleighride and Banquet, RPI Card - Results of Examination, Aycrigg, Division A, Winter Session 1883-84, Certificate of Payment signed by William H. Young, circa 1884Add to your cart.
Page 32: Newspaper clippings of studenets' pranks and commencement, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 33: Newspaper clipping of RPI notes, 1884Add to your cart.
Page 34: Letterhead - RPI, 1883 April 14Add to your cart.
Page 35: Newspaper clipping of Chi Phi, Grand Division Street, Students' prank, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 37: Newspaper clippings of Commencement Exercises run by Trustees and President - Students complain and RPI Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 39: Newspaper clippings of RPI Notes , RPI baseball and blank scorecard, W. P. Mason's Analysis of Poor Water Quality, Commencement Addresses, Commencement and Filer Funeral, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 40: Newspaper clipping of athletics, Program - Rand's Opera House, Troy, 1884Add to your cart.
Page 41: Program - Griswold Opera House, Troy, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 42: Menu - Chi Phi Banquet, Newspaper clippings of Commencement problem, Athletics, RPI Notes, Chi Phi Banquet, and Grand Marshal., undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 43: Reed's Cafe, Hall Building, Troy - Available Stock, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 44: Solicitation for Support - Leverett S. Miller, Grand Marshal, Card for Grand Marshal - Leverett S. Miller, Card for Grand Marshal - Jesse Lowe., undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 45: Card - RPI Athletic Association Membership, Personal card - Mr. and Mrs. George W. Frank Jr., Class of 1882, Newspaper clippings of RPI Alumni Dinner, Philadelphia, Nason and party to Norway, Chi Phi Banquet, Commencement, and RPI Notes., circa 1884Add to your cart.
Page 46: Cards (8) - unsatisfactory performance, 1880-1882Add to your cart.
Page 47: Cards (3) - unsatisfactory performance; Invitation to RSE to hear delivery of paper; Postcard to Aycrigg re: class work, 1882-1883, and undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 48: Solicitation of citizen's of Troy for support in erecting a gymnasium; Invitation to Chi Phi Convention, 1883Add to your cart.
Page 49: Steam Engine Indicator Curve Diagram, Aycrigg, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 50: Committee Report - establishment of Chi Phi Chapter at Union; Newspaper clippings of Two Students, Commencement disagreement settled, and Examinations for admission, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 51: Invitation, Ticket, Menu - Chi Phi Banquet; Invitation - Association of Graduates Dinner, 1884Add to your cart.
Page 52: RPI Card - Results of Examination, Aycrigg, Division A, Summer Session 1884; Invitation, Dance Card, etc. - Farewell Hop to  Senior Class from Class of 1885., 1884-1885Add to your cart.
Page 53: Invitation, etc. - Commencement, 1884 June 18Add to your cart.
Page 54: Seating Diagram - Troy Music Hall; Newspaper clippings of Two Students, Commencement disagreement settled, John Ewens, Class of 1878, Commencement, RPI Notes, and William H. Burr retirement., undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 55: Newspaper Clippings - Commencement, Mr. Anderson's Discourse, 1884Add to your cart.
Page 56: Newspaper clipping - Commencement, 1884Add to your cart.
Page 57: Reading of Theses; Newspaper clipping - The Institute Alumni-officers elected, 1884Add to your cart.
Page 58: Commencement program; Newspaper clipping - Civil Engineers, 1884Add to your cart.
Page 59: Alumni dinner menu; Library, 1884 June 19Add to your cart.
Page 60: Alumni Banquet, 1884Add to your cart.
Page 62: Letter to President of the Transit Com. regarding new secret society Delta Alpha Kappa members getting involved with the Transit, signed by Manville Grace; Poem entitled "The Engineer"; Subscription list for retirement presentation for Prof. William H. Burr, 1882-1884Add to your cart.
Page 63: Letter to brother (Chi Phi), 1882 August 27Add to your cart.
Page 64: RPI Gymnasium Committee - cancelled checks, account sheet, subscription list, 1884Add to your cart.
Page 66: Letter of reference from M.B. Smith; Certification of William Anderson Aycrigg as member of Chi Phi and a delegate to convention, 1880 September 17, 1882 June 2Add to your cart.
Page 67: N.Y.S. Secretary of State notice of fee for filing certificate of incorporation of Theta Chapter, Chi Phi; Picture of Shield - Class of '84; Union Pacific railway Pass - W.A. Aycrigg, 1883, 1886Add to your cart.
Page 70: Invititation - Opening ceremonies of the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, 1884 December 16Add to your cart.
Page 71: Exposition - Program, 1884 December 20Add to your cart.
Page 72: World's Industrial and Cotton Exposition - Ticket of Admittance; Notice - Alumni Meeting, New York City, 1884-1885Add to your cart.
Page 75: Dance Program - Midsummer Night Hop; Dance Program - Farewell Hop; Invitation - Commencement, 1884-1885Add to your cart.
Page 76: Invitation - Farewell Hop; Invitation - Chi Phi Banquet, 1885Add to your cart.
Page 78: Financial report - Grand Marshall Committee and statements of various merchants, 1883Add to your cart.
Page 79: Newspaper clipping - Marriage of W.A. Aycrigg, 1887 October 20Add to your cart.
Page 80: Statements of various merchants - Grand Marshall, W.A. Aycrigg and Grand Marshall, 1883Add to your cart.
Volume 3: Scrapbook of astronomical events, RPI memorablia and miscellany, 1885-1909Add to your cart.
Page 1: News clippings - "Wabbling of the Poles"; "Satellites of Jupiter", 1891Add to your cart.
Page 2: News clippings - "The New Star"; "Brilliant Electric Sight", 1891Add to your cart.
Item 3: "The Making of the Stars," by A. Sarath Kumar Ghosh, F.R.A.S., undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 3: News clipping - "Observations of Mars Nearing the Earth", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 4: News clippings - "Astronomers Pleased with Pickerings News"; "Big Telescopes levelled at our Neighbor Mars", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 5: News clippings - "Hopes to Visit Mars"; "May be Life on Mars", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 6: Various clippings with diagrams of the orbit of Mars, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 7: News clippings - "Observations in Peru"; "What Mars May Be", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 8: News clippings - "Observations in Peru"; "What Mars May Be", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 9: News clipping - "Jupiters Fifth Moon"; "When and Where to Look for the Twinkler"; "Found a Small Comet"; "Jupiters Opposition", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 10: News clippings - "An Eclipse of the Sun"; "Gazing at the Eclipse";" A Sixty Foot Biped"; "Observations of Mars", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 11: News clippings - "Sun Spots and Aurora"; "The Comet Coming Nearer", circa 1891Add to your cart.
Page 12: News clipppings - "Like a Rifle Bullet Comes this Comet"; "Transit by the Comet", circa 1981Add to your cart.
Page 13: News clippings - "Cannot Compute the Comet's Orbit"; "Off Goes the Comet", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 14: News clippings - "Astronomers Differ About the Comet", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 15: News clipping - "It Must be a Comet"Add to your cart.
Page 16: News clipping - "Meteoric Showers of Cometary Origin", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 17: News clippings - "Astronomers Talk of Meteoric Showers"; "Thought the Comet Might Strike New Jersey", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 18: News clippings - "Holmes Comet Definitely Placed", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 19: News clippings - "How to Find the Mysterious Visitor", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 20: News clippings - "Effect of Solar Activity on the Earth"; "Story of the New Comet", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 21: News clippings - "Ten Ton Meteorite"; "Antics of the Holmes Comet", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 22: News clippings - "Story of the Great Eclipse", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 23: News clippings - "Mercury Crosses the Sun"; "Rapid Development of Sun Spots", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 24: News clippings - "Sunlight Changed During Eclipse", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 25: News clippings - "More About the Eclipse", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 26: News clippings - "Saw the Eclipse from the Andes", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 27: News clippings - "Photometric Measurements of the Corona's Intensity", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 28: News clipping - "New Spots on the Sun's Face"; Ten Miles Above the Earth", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 29: News clippings - "Cruiser New York", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 30: News clippings - "Herald Square Property Sold"; "Dr. Aycerigg's Funeral"Add to your cart.
Page 31: Letter of reference from Omaha Nebraska re: City Engineer for Aycrigg; RPI Association of Graduates Mid-Winter Reunion; ASCE Annual Meeting list of those present, 1894Add to your cart.
Page 32: Soiree Musical; New York Trio Club, 1885Add to your cart.
Page 33: Article from Engineering Era; News clipping - "New Theory of Man's Origin", undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 34: Paper silhouette, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 35: "The Polytechnic" Supplement; RPI Baseball Season; Association of Graduates - Commencement Program; RPI-MIT Baseball ticket; Chi Phi Annual Dinner Notice, 1892-1908Add to your cart.
Page 36: Miscellany, 1909Add to your cart.
Page 37: Menu, autographed, 25th Anniversary Dinner, 1909 June 15Add to your cart.
Page 38: Railroad Passes to W.A. AycriggAdd to your cart.
Page 39: Photographs, postcards and miscellany, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 40: Photographs, postcards and miscellany, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 41: Photographs, postcards and miscellany, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 42: Photographs, postcards and miscellany, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 43: Photographs, postcards and miscellany, undatedAdd to your cart.
Page 44: Photographs, postcards and miscellany, undatedAdd to your cart.

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