Richard Ellsworth Canton Coll.

Richard Ellsworth Canton Coll.

Collection Number: 
69
Collection Length: 
4.70ft
Period: 
1754 to 1970
Finding Aid: 

Richard Collins Ellsworth, was born July 17, 1875 in Canton, N.Y. and died there on September 21, 1948. Ellsworth was a member of the St. Lawrence University Class of 1895, served for 26 years on the Board of Trustees (1922-1948) holding the office of secretary for 20 years (1922-1943) and as curator and founder of the Richard C. Ellsworth Museum. He was recognized as an outstanding authority on north country history, and had a particular interest in railroad and circus history. Eclectic collection consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, texts of radio talks, business ledgers, organization minutes on the history of Canton, N.Y.