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Bound volume of Hamilton College and Psi Upsilon publications, 1844-45, and manuscript essays and poems delivered at fraternity meetings, 1844-1845; was in possession of Robert M. Langdon, Class of 1940.

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Identifier: yhm-arc-2014-028

Content Description

Bound volume of Hamilton College and Psi Upsilon publications, 1844-45, and manuscript essays and poems delivered at fraternity meetings, 1844-1845. Illustrated with engravings and drawings; also includes a few news clippings. Includes Hamilton College Catalogue, 1844-45, programs for 1844 Junior Exhibition, Prize Declamation, 1845 Commencement (real and spoof); Triennial Catalogue of the Union Society of Hamilton College, 1844; Catalogue of Books belonging to the Union Society, HC, 1844; Catalogue of Minerals and Curiosities Belonging to the Cabinet of the Union Society, HC, 1844; Oneida Conference Seminary Annual Exhibition, 1840; engravings of Byron, etc.; Psi Upsilon catalogue 1844; manuscripts (with corrections): essay delivered before Psi U, HC, May 1844; poem "The Brigand: A Legend of the Rhine," before Psi U, 1845; valedictory speech to Psi U, eve of commencement 1845; Emigration: a Senior Oration, 1845; Psi U Students Song (in Latin); essay of sophomore year "Censure of Thomas Paine" before Union Society, 1842; Oration for Prize Declimation [sic], 1844, extract from Prof. Wheadons Master's Oration at HC [DD Whedon? AB 1828, AM 1831]; essay, "The Indian and his Traditional Songs," 1844; blank pages, followed by engravings of native Americans, one possibly at Niagara Falls, by G. Catlin and Tosswill & Myers, SC (probably from Catlin's 1841 Letters and Notes on ... the North American Indians).

Acquisition Type

Gift

Provenance

gift of David Langdon, son of Robert M. Langdon, class of 1940; received via President Joan Stewart

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1844-1845