Atwood Manley Papers

Atwood Manley Papers

Collection Number: 
67
Collection Length: 
10.50ft
Period: 
1807 to 1989
Finding Aid: 

G. Atwood Manley, author, newspaperman, raconteur and outdoorsman, was born on October 31, 1893 and died September 6, 1989 in Canton, New York. He graduated from Canton High School in 1912 and from St. Lawrence University in 1916. While a student he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and was involved with the college newspaper. Later he became the secretary of the Alumni Association from 1917 to 1944, and an alumni trustee from 1940 to 1950. Manley, a prolific writer, was the author of numerous articles and books, "Frederic Remington, In the Land of His Youth", "Henry Rushton and His Time in American Canoeing", and wrote special articles for the Watertown Daily Times. Mr. Manley served in various capacities in Canton, including: Chairman of the Universalist Church Board, Director of the Canton Savings & Loan Association and the First National Bank of Canton. The collection consists of correspondence, Remington letters, and research notes, and notes on various aspects of Canton, Cranberry Lake, and local families (Ogdens and Macombs). The collection also includes many photographs of Canton, Cranberry Lake, saw and grist mills as well as Silas Mott Materner photographs. Also included are numerous newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and taped interviews with Manley. These tapes cover many aspects of Canton and St. Lawrence University history such as the county fair, Adirondack guides, Remington, Rushton canoes, the St. Lawrence Plaindealer, Owen D. Young, early college history, Ernest Robinson, the St. Lawrence Seaway, Richardson Hall, Irving Bacheller, Canton hotels, mills, churches, A. Barton Hepburn, the history of the St. Lawrence University Theological School and Albert Crary. The collection was donated to St. Lawrence University, in 1989.