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Correspondence between John Clapp, class of 1818, and his brother James

Identifier: yhm-arc-2011-029

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4 letters between John Clapp, class of 1818, at Hamilton College, and his brother James in Oxford, NY. John Clapp to James Clapp, January 21, 1814, describing his studies, particularly stories from Virgil, and mentioning that "there are but 4 classes in the school, one in the Greek Testament, and three in Virgil." James Clapp to John Clapp, March 17, 1815, complaining that John has not written, and saying that he (James) will be going to New York for 3 or 4 weeks. John to James, April 3, 1815 (in reply to last), discussing his Greek and Latin, extracurricular history and math, and also the late war [of 1812]. James to John, April 17, 1815 (reply to John's letter of April 3), approving John's reading, mentioning people involved in the war, saying he may have to bring John home from college to help in his business [which he evidently eventually did, as John did not graduate].

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donated by Carl Volz

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