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Capen, Elmer Hewitt, 1838-1905

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dates 1838-1905
city Medford
stateMA
other citiesSt. Paul, MN;
gender M
historical notes The Reverend Elmer Hewitt Capen was an art collector and president of Tufts College (1875–1905). Capen’s art collection was sold in an 1889 auction via the American Art Association along with Wilmot L. Warren’s collection. The two collections earned $69,782.50.

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1870-1880
1880-1890
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