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  • Collection: Gleason Leonard Archer Personal Papers, 1790-1999 (MS108)

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This gold-leafed glass sign hung in the bay window of founder Gleason L. Archer's the first floor apartment and advertised Archer's Evening Law School (now Suffolk University Law School) to passersby.

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Pictured left to right: Allan Archer; F. Morse Wemple (New England Conservatory); Gleason L. Archer, Jr., kneeling; Mrs. Wemple; Elizabeth Archer

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Pictured left to right: Gleason L. Archer, Jr., Marian Archer, Allan Archer, Gleason L. Archer, Elizabeth Archer

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Pictured left to right: Marian Archer MacDonald, seated, holding Joyce; Gleason L. Archer (President, 1937-1948, and Founder of Suffolk University); Virginia Atkinson Archer; Gleason L. Archer, Jr., seated, holding Gleason L. Archer III; Faith…

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Pictured left to right: Gleason L. Archer (President, 1937-1948, and Founder of Suffolk University); Marian Archer MacDonald; Gleason L. Archer, Jr.; Elizabeth Archer; Allan Archer.

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Text on the front reads: "Second Year. School opens Sept. 18, 1906." Tagline at bottom: "Three evenings a week for three thirty-one week years fit you to practice law." The back of the advertisement lists the courses offered for the Fall, Winter, and…

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Postcard message reads: "Here is where I became a lawyer at 9.30 this morning G.L. Archer August 21 '06", addressed to Rev. L.S. Williams (uncle of Gleason L. Archer) in East Wilton, Maine

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Text on the front reads: "Practical Law in Private Class for Young Business Men. Apply at once to G. L. Archer, 826 Old South Building." Handwritten text on the back reads: "Fall Term Oct 17 1905-Dec 21 '05; Winter Jan 2 '06-Mar 23 '06; Spring Apr 3…

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Written on reverse: "Taken on my 47th engagement anniversary May 20, 1950, This copy I send with love to the Proposer (Boston Public Gardens) signed - an old sweetheart of thine"

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Postcard message reads: "Here is where I became a lawyer at 9.30 this morning G.L. Archer August 21 '06", addressed to Rev. L.S. Williams (uncle of Gleason L. Archer) in East Wilton, Maine

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The ring design features the Suffolk Law School motto: "Honestas Et Diligentia" encircling "Suffolk Law" with a scale. Archer's name is engraved inside the ring.

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Pictured left to right: Gleason L. Archer (President, 1937-1948, and Founder of Suffolk University); Elizabeth Archer; and Hiram Archer cutting cake at unidentified Suffolk University event

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The first in a series of personal journals written by Suffolk University founder Gleason L. Archer.
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