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Martha Hewitt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-0042

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a small amount of correspondence from Martha Hewitt to her family while traveling in Europe, documentation for her application to the DAR and other random personal papers. The collection also includes personal, family and professional activity (of Harold Hewitt) photographs.

Dates

  • undated, 1911-1969

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

Biography

Harold G. Hewitt received his degrees from the University of Wisconsin (B.S. 1923, M.S. 1925, Ph.D. 1926). In 1926, he married Martha Alexander and the couple moved to Buffalo, NY, where Harold had received an appointment to the faculty at the University of Buffalo as head of the Division of Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy. In 1947, Harold G. Hewitt was selected by President Albert N. Jorgensen to fill the office of Dean of the School of Pharmacy (then located in New Haven) at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Hewitt served as Dean until 1969 and retired from the University in 1972. While at the University of Connecticut, the Hewitts were close friends of Geraldine and Charles Waring. The Warings had arrived in Connecticut the year before and Charles and Harold shared a similar background in Chemistry.

Harold Hewitt died in the Spring of 1980. Mrs. Hewitt died sometime in the 1980s. Geraldine Waring was the executrix for Martha Hewitt's estate.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Martha Hewitt was the wife of Dr. Harold Hewitt. Dr. Hewitt was a professor of chemistry and Dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut from 1947 until his retirement in February 1972. The collection contains a small amount of correspondence from Martha Hewitt to her family while traveling in Europe, documentation for her application to the DAR and other random personal papers. The majority of the photographs are of Mrs. Hewitt's family, although there are some of Dr. Hewitt.

Arrangement

Series I: Personal Papers (undated, 1923-1930)

Series II: Photographs (undated, 1911-1969)

Custodial History

The materials in the collection were found amongst those of Geraldine Waring at the time when Mrs. Waring's estate donated the materials in the Charles E. Waring Papers.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by the estate of Geraldine Waring in 2008.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to the University, its history, administration, faculty, staff and students. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Title
Martha Hewitt Papers
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2008 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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