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Daniel W. Sprague papers

 Collection
Identifier: ua00785

Overview

This collection contains papers of Daniel W. Sprague, accountant and recorder at the University of Minnesota from 1887-1918

Scope and Contents

These papers include financial reports, addresses on the history of the University of Minnesota, remarks by and about Governor John S. Pillsbury, reports from various agricultural-related departments on their work, and a university land grants history.

Dates

  • 1900-1910

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Digital Access

This collection has been digitized and is available in UMedia.

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Copyright

Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Daniel W. Sprague ca. 1838-1918

Daniel Sprague graduated from the New York State Normal School in Albany, New York. He came to Minnesota in 1867 after several years of teaching in the East. He was superintendent of the St. Cloud, Rushford, Filmore, and Anoka schools. He also taught at the business college in Minneapolis. In 1882, he went to North Dakota and worked for four years managing a farm. In 1887, Sprague came to the University of Minnesota as an accountant and recorder for the Agricultural Experiment Station. He moved to the Accounting Office in 1890, where he worked in until his death due to pneumonia in 1918.

References:

"Daniel W. Sprague, 'U' Accountant Dies." Minneapolis Morning Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), Jan 1, 1919.

Johnson, E.B. Dictionary of the University of Minnesota. University of Minnesota, 1908. https://hdl.handle.net/11299/93376.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains papers of Daniel W. Sprague, accountant and recorder at the University of Minnesota from 1887-1918

Source of acquisition

History of the University of Minnesota Land Grants was donated to the University Archives on December 8, 1948. The source of acquisition for the remainder of the collection is unknown.

Title
Daniel W. Sprague papers, 1900-1910
Author
University Archives Staff
Date
June 2006; updated June 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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