Finding aid for the John Whittlesey Walton Family Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Walton, John Whittlesey Family
Title: John Whittlesey Walton Family Papers
Dates: 1842-1926
Extent: 1.20 linear feet (2 containers and 3 oversize volumes)
Abstract: John Whittlesey Walton (1845-1926) was a prominent Cleveland, Ohio, businessman and philanthropist, Walton started a ship chandlery business and co-founded the Upson-Walton Company in 1893. In 1867, Walton was one of the men responsible for the revival of the YMCA in Cleveland. From 1874-1926, Walton was actively involved in charity, serving during this period as treasurer of the Bethel Associated Charities. Throughout his life, Walton was keenly interested in the field of sociology and in the emerging scientific approach to social work. His daughter, Gladys Walton was involved in numerous dramatic and musical events. The collection consists of a diary of a trip by John Whittlesey Walton to the West Indies in 1895, a map charting the West Indies trip, a collection of his writings (consisting of religious hymns, poetry, and articles), correspondence, his scrapbooks, scrapbooks of Gladys Walton, and newspaper clippings.
MS Number MS 4229
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English