Digital Commonwealth

Benjamin Morgan Palmer letter to Zephaniah Swift Moore, 1823 March 26

Item Information

Title:
Benjamin Morgan Palmer letter to Zephaniah Swift Moore, 1823 March 26
Description:
Benjamin M. Palmer letter to Zephaniah Swift Moore in which Palmer addresses Moore as "President of the literary institution recently established at Amherst" (the Collegiate Institution). Palmer introduces John B. Van Dyke (presumably John Brevoor Van Dyck) as a member of his church who plans to attend the Institution. Palmer discusses Van Dyck's character, aspirations, and financial status. He writes that he has given Van Dyck thirty dollars which he thinks the Auxiliary Education Society will reimburse, and he has advised Van Dyck to apply for aid from the American Education Society for future funding. He asks that Moore give Van Dyck directions on how to proceed in making his application to the American Education Society and expresses his ardent desire for the prosperity of Moore's Institution and Moore himself.
Creator:
Palmer, Benjamin M. (Benjamin Morgan), 1781-1847
Recipient:
Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823
Date:
March 26, 1823
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Genre:
Letters of introduction
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 1 Folder 11 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Amherst College Early History Manuscripts and Pamphlets Collection
Subjects:
Correspondence
Admission
History
Collegiate Institution (Amherst, Mass.)
Amherst College
Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823
Palmer, Benjamin M. (Benjamin Morgan), 1781-1847
Extent:
1 item (4 pages)
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Public Domain: We believe this material to be in the public domain and free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. While Amherst College Archives & Special Collections claims no rights or authority over this material, we do ask that any publication or use of this material cite the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College as the source of the images and the repository where the original documents can be found.
Contact host institution for more information.
Place of origin:
Charleston (S.C.)
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