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Joseph Belfield McIntyre, 1873-1943


Only with the new year did we learn that Mr. McIntyre died at his home in Providence on July 20, 1943. He joined the Club in 1924, but was almost unknown to our present membership. His son, Paul Roper McIntyre (1906-36), one of the most promising of our climbing members, lost his life in a motor accident (A. A. J. iii, 94). Twenty-five years ago, however, this family was well known at Glacier House, and few have lived longer within its doors. For nine seasons they made this their headquarters, climbing nearly all the summits in the vicinity, the elder McIntyre inventing the Sir Donald Club for the select coterie of his friends.

Mr. McIntyre was born at Central Falls, R. I., June 7, 1873, and his death came without warning. He was a graduate of Brown University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1894, and his M.Sc. in geology and botany in 1916. He was for many years President of the Hope Webbing Company. He was a philanthropist without ostentation, a benefactor of worthy students and a supporter of athletics at Brown.

J. M. T.