Guide to the J. Ryland Kendrick and Georgia Kendrick Papers, 1877-1927
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||Kendrick, J. R. (James Ryland), 1821-1889|
|Creator:||Kendrick, Georgia Avery, 1848-1922|
|Title:||J. Ryland Kendrick and Georgia Kendrick Papers,|
|Quantity:||0.6 cubic ft (3 boxes and 1 volume)|
|Abstract:||Correspondence, biographical information, manuscripts, photographs and other materials relating to the Kendricks.|
|Forms of Materials:||Correspondence, biographical information, manuscripts, and photographs.|
J. Ryland Kendrick, (1821-1889) a Baptist minister, was born in Poultney, VT and was graduated from Brown University. He served as a pastor in the South and in New York City before coming to Poughkeepsie in 1872 as minister to the First Baptist Church. Kendrick became a trustee of Vassar College in 1875, and in 1885 served as acting president during a difficult year in the college's history following the resignation of President Caldwell and preceding the appointment of James Monroe Taylor.
Kendrick's wife, Georgia Avery Kendrick (1848-1922), began her close connection to Vassar after her husband's death. In 1891 she was appointed Lady Principal, a position she held for twenty-two years. As social head of the college Mrs. Kendrick worked very closely with President Taylor during years of growth in the college and influenced the lives of thousands of college women. She retired in 1913 because of declining health. Upon her death she was eulogized for her warmth, dignity, and commitment to academic standards.
Papers of James Ryland Kendrick include his letters to his brother Asahel Clark Kendrick, 1832-1884, concerning entrance examination at Brown University and boarding arrangements there, comments on age and life, election results, engagement to Miss Avery, and other personal affairs; letters received concerning his appointment as acting President of Vassar College, 1885; a resolution from the Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie on his resignation from the Church, 1881; his manuscript on Georgia Avery Kendrick include letters of condolence on the death of her husband, 1889; her speeches, prayers, and statements to students as Lady Principal at Vassar, 1901-1909; and her undated manuscripts including two novels. Collection also includes tributes and speeches at the dedication of the Kendrick House on the Vassar Campus, 1927.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- Kendrick, A. C. (Asahel Clark), 1809-1895.
- Brown University--Entrance examinations
- Vassar College. Administrators
- Vassar College. Board of Trustees
- Vassar College. Lady Principal
Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, December 2006.
J. Ryland Kendrick and Georgia Kendrick Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Original processing date unknown.
|Folder 1.1||Biographical and genealogical information. Also a book, An American Scholar, a Tribute to Asahel Clark Kendrick..., by Florence Kendrick Cooper (New York, 1913), which includes genealogical information|
|Folder 1.2||Manuscript of an article by Dr. Kendrick on the "Old South" and mounted clippings on the dedication of the Poughkeepsie Baptist Church, 1877|
|Folder 1.3||Letters to Dr. Kendrick from his brother, A. C. Kendrick, and others|
|Folders 1.4-1.8||Georgia Kendrick's statements to students, chapel prayers, and speeches|
|Folders 2.1-2.7||Manuscripts of 2 novels by Mrs. Kendrick|
|Folder 3.1-3.2||Manuscripts of 2 novels by Mrs. Kendrick|
|Folders 3.3-3.5||Additional manuscripts by Mrs. Kendrick|
|Folder 3.6||Letters to Mrs. Kendrick at the time of Dr. Kendrick's death, 1889|
|Folder 3.7||A letter by Mrs. Kendrick and letters to her|
|Folder 3.8||Tributes to Mrs. Kendrick and speeches by Myra Avery and Mrs. Mabel Humpstone at the dedication of Kendrick House, 1927|
|Folders 3.9-3.10||Kendrick photographs|