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Letters, 1818 by Henry Davis and 1851 by Oren Root, and ambrotype of Edward H. Wardwell, class of 1863

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Identifier: yhm-arc-2015-019

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Letter, stampless, 18 Nov. 1818, from Hamilton College President Henry Davis to Caleb Alexander, with traces of sealing wax. Letter, stampless, Jan. 21, 1851, from Prof. Oren Root (class of 1833) to James Lanyon, Agent of the Cheshire Mines (Conn.), regarding minerals for Root's collection. Ambrotype photograph in case, of young man with large mustache and spectacles (added or altered by what looks like pen and ink but is probably scratching on the image), note on back: Old Gigs, Wardwell, Sigma Phi, Ham. Coll; Edward Herbert Wardwell, class of 1863, member of Sigma Phi, in U.S. Army in Civil War.

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Purchased from ebay and donated to the College by Robert Kanyok.

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