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Scotty Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 12 Jan 2015

Biographical History

Scotty was a white collie owned by Rev. J. B. Felt of Clifton Springs, New York. He was well-known in the community, particularly for his daily trip to the station to meet the mail train where he would pick up the bundle of Geneva Times and deliver it to the postmaster.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Scotty Collection contains newspaper clippings and photographs of Rev. J. B. Felt and his white collie, Scotty. Many of the photographs are annotated on the back with names and dates. There is also a photo of Rev. Felt "and his famous hen Lady Marvel."

Arrangement of the Collection

No particular order.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Felt, J. B.


Chickens -- Pictorial works.
Dogs -- New York (State) -- Anecdotes.
Dogs -- Pictorial works.


Clifton Springs (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Scotty Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2014.

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