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Minutes of the Convention of Colleges sent to Zephaniah Swift Moore, 1820 May 31

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Title:
Minutes of the Convention of Colleges sent to Zephaniah Swift Moore, 1820 May 31
Description:
A copy of the "transactions of the Convention of Colleges" taken at an annual meeting held in the Boston Court House on May 31, 1820. The minutes provide the names of those present, including representatives from Burlington College, Harvard, Yale, Bowdoin College, Williams College, and Dartmouth. The document states that letters from other college presidents and professors who could not attend were read at the convention, and the names of those senders and their affiliated institutions are included in the minutes. The proceedings of the convention are provided including votes taken, delegated dissertation topics, reports given, a list of attendees who would partner with one another and correspond regarding their respective departments, and the decision that two attendees insert a notice of the meeting in the Daily Advertiser and a literary journal. The copy is signed by Edward Everett, acting as scribe, and is attested to by Levi Hedge, acting as secretary. After the minutes there is a note from F. Hall stating that the minutes were sent to this college with a request that it be read by the faculty and forwarded to the officers of Williams College, and thus he is sending it via mail to Zephaniah Swift Moore, President of Williams College. The identity of F. Hall could not be determined.
Contributor:
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865
Secretary:
Hedge, Levi, 1766-1844
Recipient:
Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823
Date:
[ca. May 31, 1820]
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Genre:
Copies (derivative objects)
Minutes (administrative records)
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 1 Folder 1 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Amherst College Early History Manuscripts and Pamphlets Collection
Subjects:
Universities and colleges
History
Correspondence
Amherst College
Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823
Places:
New England
Extent:
1 item (4 pages)
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Terms of Use:
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Notes (date):
This item is undated. The date provided is the date of the convention.
Language:
English