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Yale University diploma of Hamilton College President Samuel Ware Fisher

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Identifier: yhm-arc-2005-029

Content Description

Yale College BA diploma (in Latin) granted to Samuel W. Fisher, dated 19 August, 1835 [?], signed by Jeremiah Day, president; complete with ribbon (blue) and seal; New York Theological Seminary diploma granted to Samuel Ware Fisher after three years study, dated July 10, 1839, signed by President Auley and professors White, Mason, Spencer, Cox, and Adams; metal diploma tube. Diplomas found in house in Washington, PA, bought in 1920s by Robert Litle (c.1895-1976), uncle of donor; donor's wife's brothers are Richard Peskin '67 and James Peskin '74 (married to Barbara Beise Peskin K '74); Richard's son Sam is in the class of 2006. Letter from William S. Kelley details family's acquisition of diploma.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Provenance

Donated in the name of Richard Peskin '67, James Peskin '74, Barbara Beise Peskin K '74, and Sam Peskin 2006, by William Kelley 12/5/05; found in house in Washington, PA, bought in 1920s by Robert Litle (c.1895-1976)

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1835 - 1839
  • diplomas Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus