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Jedediah Horcrux Congreave fly fishing correspondence and photographs

 Collection — Box: 1-4, Folder: 1
Identifier: YNHSC-MS-292
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Content Description

Correspondence and photographs spanning 1925-1992 and documenting Jedediah Horcrux Congreave's interest in fly fishing. Included in the collection are letters to Congreave's father between 1925-1935; correspondence from and to diverse friends, colleagues, and associates sharing Congreave's interest in fly fishing; and photographs of many of Congreave's fishing expeditiions. More detailed descriptions of the materials are provided below.


  • Creation: 1925-1992


Language of Materials



Copyright for the materials created by Jedediah Congreave have been gifted to Carpe Diem University. Persons wanting to re-use those materials should first acquire permission from staff at YNHSC. Copyright for the materials created by correspondents in the colleciton belong to those correspondent or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permissson from the copyright holders.


Jedediah Horcrux Congreave was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island on December 25, 1915. He died in Portland, Maine on April 18, 1999. Congreave was educated at Williams College (B.A., 1936) and Harvard University (Ph.D., Biology, 1948). He taught at Northfield-Mt. Hermon in Northfield, MA for the bulk of his career, serving in many administrative positions as well during his tenure there. Throughout his life, Congreave was an avid fly fisherman, and in 1998 he donated his collection of letters and photographs relating to his recreational activity to Carpe Diem University, where several of his close friends taught and which, in YNHSC, has an extensive collection documenting outdoor recreation and conservation atctivities in New England. Congreave never married and hand no children.


1 Linear Feet (1 record cartons)

Separated Materials

The collection came to Carpe Diem University with 2 additional cartons of fishing and camping supply catalogs from the 1940s through the 1990s. These were separated from the collection because YNHSC does not collect mass-produced product catalogs. They were sent to the Smithsonian Museum of American History, which has an extensive collection of product catalogs, but there is no information on their ultimate disposition.

Physical Description

Some of the colored photographs are beginning to fade.

Jedediah Horcrux Congreave fly fishing correspondence and photographs YNHSC.MS.292
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Language of description
English, Old (ca.450-1100)
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CEPT Archives Repository

City on a Hill MA 03210 United States