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Scotty Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Title: "Scotty" Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1885-1934
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: News clippings and photographs about Scotty, a white collie who was well-known in Cilfton Springs, New York.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

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.

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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."

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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.

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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)

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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.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 12 Jan 2015
Revision history:

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SC 718 Photographs and clippings 1885-1934

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