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Zephaniah Swift Moore letter to the Preceptors and Prudential Commitee of Amherst Academy, 1821 November 10

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Title:
Zephaniah Swift Moore letter to the Preceptors and Prudential Commitee of Amherst Academy, 1821 November 10
Description:
Zephaniah Swift Moore letter to the preceptors and Prudential Committee of Amherst Academy in which Moore writes on behalf of the faculty of the Collegiate Institution of Amherst regarding incidents of inappropriate behavior by Amherst Academy students on the grounds of the Collegiate Institution. Moore provides details regarding the inappropriate behavior which included drinking alcohol to excess, indecent and riotous behavior in and about the Collegiate Institution, and playing cards. He states that the faculty of the institution wanted to inform the preceptors and Prudential Committee of this behavior. He also states that the faculty of the Institution are united in their opinion that members of the Academy should not be in any room of the Institution after nine o'clock in the evening. The Amherst Academy students Moore discusses are Henry Hay, Edward Southworth, Charles W. Jenks, William H. Heath, Artemas Thompson, Charles H. Stedman, Joel Hamilton, and William G. Webster. Collegiate Institution students Dickinson (presumably Edward Dickinson or Appleton Dickinson) and Gray (presumably Philander Gray) are also described as being involved in the incidents.
Creator:
Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823
Date:
November 10, 1821
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 1 Folder 5 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Amherst College Early History Manuscripts and Pamphlets Collection
Subjects:
Students
Discipline
College students
Alcohol use
Correspondence
History
Amherst Academy (Amherst, Mass.)
Amherst College
Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823
Extent:
1 item (2 pages)
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Place of origin:
Amherst (Mass.)
Notes:
Amherst College was conceived out of the previously existing Amherst Academy and was founded in 1821 as the Collegiate Institution. From 1821-1825 the College was known primarily as the Collegiate Institution or the Amherst Institution. In 1825 the institution was granted charter by the Massachusetts State Legislature and was thereafter known as Amherst College.
Language:
English