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1819 Henry Davis letter and early student letters 1847, 1834, 1837, 1839, and 1846

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Identifier: yhm-arc-2011-026

Content Description

Letters: From President Henry Davis at Hamilton College to Rev. Thomas Romeyn, 10 July, 1819. 2 pages (on one folded leaf), stampless cover. -- From Byron F. Cook, class of 1848, at Hamilton College, to John Pawling, Nov. 1, 1847. Discusses literary societies, secret societies. Tells of "Old Anniversary Joe Burning", during which one student threw down the President (Simeon North) hard enough to concuss him. 3 pages (on one folded leaf), stampless cover. -- From James W. Taylor, class of 1838, at Hamilton College, to John L. Lewis in Penn Yan, Nov. 30, 1834. Signs himself "your quondam pupil"; mentions eclipse [a solar eclipse took place on Nov. 30, 1834]; teases John for succumbing to "the tender passion"; says President is leading college to ruin. 3 closely written pages (on pink paper, which he mentions), stampless cover. -- From John U. Pettit, class of 1839, at Hamilton College, to his father George Pettit in Fabius, Oct. 4, 1837. Mentions a warning that President Penney will be writing him about. 2 pages, stampless cover. -- From [undecipherable name-looks like Noopul Reuvost] in Schenectady, to John U. Pettit, class of 1839, in Fabius, April 18, 1839, re. Psi Upsilon fraternity matters. 2 pages, stampless cover. -- From Morris E. Lee, class of 1847, at Hamilton College, to Henry D. Barto, class of 1845, in Mount Morris, Oct. 15, 1846. Account of rivalry for recruits among the fraternities, from one Sigma Phi brother to another. 5 pages, stampless cover.

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Purchase

Provenance

bought from ebay

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1819 - 1847

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (6 letters)