George Curtis Waldo papers, 1851-1857


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0.25 cubic ft., 113 digital objects

George Curtis Waldo was born on March 20, 1837 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts as the son of Josiah Crosby Waldo and Elmira Ruth Ballou. His mother was the daughter of Rev. Hosea Ballou, great-uncle of Hosea Ballou 2d, who served as first president of Tufts College. George Curtis Waldo was a student at Tufts College in its first few years, graduated from Tufts A1860 and G1860, and then received an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature in 1900. Having worked for the Bridgeport Standard since 1867, he became the chief editor of the 'Standard,' a daily and weekly newspaper published in Bridgeport, Ct. in 1888. He was active in numerous educational, religious, and political organizations throughout his life. He married Annie Frye in 1874, they had four children. Waldo died in 1921.

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