Walton Clark Papers
Walton Clark Papers
Clark, Walton, 1856-1934
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
Materials in English
Detailed Collection Information
Dr. Walton Clark (1856-1934), was consulting engineer and a former Vice-President of the United Gas Improvement Company (UGI). He was active in a variety of Philadelphia organizations and served as the President of the Franklin Institute from 1907 to 1924. He received the first Walton Clark Medal, endowed by UGI, from the Franklin Institute in 1926 in recognition of his contributing to the gas industry. He also served as President of the American Gas Light Association and later the American Gas Institute.
Description of Collection
This collection contains letters and telegrams, financial records, drafts of writings, lantern slides, photographs, and publications by and related to Walton Clark.
Organization and Arrangement
Collection is arranged by type of material.
Collection is open for research.
Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.
Publication and Copyright Information
The Walton Clark Papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Walton Clark Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Purchased from Tamerlane Books with funds from the Paley Endowment Fund, November 29, 1993.
Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in June 2015.
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
Clark, Walton, 1856-1934
Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)
United Gas Improvement Company
American Gas Light Association
Commerce -- Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Gas companies -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Public utilities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
1 1 Letter to Clark from Theobald Forstall, President of Chicago Gas Light and Coal November 6, 1888
1 2 Two letters to Clark from Alexander C. Humphreys dealing with Clark’s Appointment as Assistant General Superintendent June 29, July 3 1888
1 3 Two telegrams to Clark from Alexander C. Humphreys dealing with Clark’s Appointment as Assistant General Superintendent July 3, July 9, 1888
1 4 Clark financial statements, real estate holdings and life insurance policies 1926
1 5 Photograph of portrait of Clark installed at Franklin Institute, and photograph of (Lamplighter) “Station A” undated
1 6 Twelve Lantern Slides dealing with illumination in homes and costs circa 1915
1 7 "Esprit de Corps: Honor is the Subject of My Story," typescript draft by Walton Clark undated
1 8 "The Gas House Terrier," Poem by Walton Clark, one copy contains manuscript note and signature 1895
1 9 Resume of Walton Clark July 31, 1911
1 10 "Walton Clark Medal and the Presentation to Dr. Clark as its First Recipient," reprint from the Journal of the Franklin Institute (2 copies) March 1927
1 11 Biography of Walton Clark with corrections, typescript copy from the Philadelphia Times of December 11, 1898 October 1, 1910
1 12 "A Century of Light," address delivered by Walton Clark before the New Century Club of Philadelphia (3 copies) November 1915
1 13 Gas Convention Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 1, October 16, 1895
1 14 Gas Convention Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 17, 1895
1 15 Illustrated and Descriptive Souvenir History and Reference Book of the American Gas Light Association 1894
1 16 P.G.W. News May 1939, December 1954
1 17 "Report No. 2862, Investigating Work of Doctor Walton Clark of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the Gas Industry," Franklin Institute 1926
1 18 Resolution by the Board of the Franklin Institute upon Clark’s death October 17, 1934
1 19 "Sons of Rest Scraps," Hand published, one of twelve copies, regarding Group from UGI, including Walton Clark, William Sherril, Albertus Beadle, George Roberts, Carter Page William Gantley, and Lewis Lillie undated