Hepburn Family papers

Hepburn Family papers

Collection Number: 
72
Collection Length: 
1.00ft
Period: 
1880 to 1978
Finding Aid: 

A. Barton Hepburn was born July 24, 1846 in Colton, New York and died January 25, 1922 in New York City after being struck by a bus. He was educated in Colton, St. Lawrence Academy in Potsdam, and Middlebury College in Vermont. He was a lawyer, legislator, head of the Railway Committee of 1879, served as Superintendent to the Banking Department of the State of New York, US Bank Examiner, Comptroller of Currency, and with Chase National. He was benefactor to Hepburn Hospital in Ogdensburg, New York and six libraries in St. Lawrence County, New York all which are named for him. Emily (Lovisa) Eaton was born September 7, 1865 in Middlesex, Vermont and died August 14, 1956. She was educated in Montpelier, Vermont and St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York. She married A. Barton Hepburn July 14, 1887. She was active in the women's suffrage movement, and was an internationally known philanthropist. This collection consists of photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings and articles about A. Barton Hepburn and Emily Eaton Hepburn. Included are obituaries for A. Barton Hepburn, Hawley S. Hepburn, Mrs. J. E. Lindsay (sister to Emily Hepburn), and George W. Hepburn. Also included are several lectures made by A. B. Hepburn at various Universities and a 1960 thesis paper by Ottilie H. Rollins on the Hepburn Libraries of the St. Lawrence Valley. A number of bound formal resolutions passed by several organizations at the time of A.B. Hepburn's death are also included.