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Zephaniah Swift Moore and Samuel Fowler Dickinson letter to Justin Ely, 1822 January 30

Item Information

Title:
Zephaniah Swift Moore and Samuel Fowler Dickinson letter to Justin Ely, 1822 January 30
Description:
A letter from Zephaniah Swift Moore and Samuel F. (Fowler) Dickinson to Justin Ely in which Moore and Dickinson write on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Trustees of Amherst Academy to ask for Ely's patronage and aid for the Collegiate Charity Institution. They describe the institution including its mission, staff, and campus. They also discuss current needs for the institution such as buildings and expenses related to the college library. In asking for aid from Ely, they remark on the duty of all Christians to advance God's kingdom and relate this goal to the institution and its goal to increase gospel ministers. Also included is a typed transcript of the document. A note at the bottom indicates the letter was transcribed by Elaine D. Trehub in 2001.
Creator:
Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823
Creator:
Dickinson, Samuel Fowler, 1775-1838
Recipient:
Ely, Justin, 1739-1817
Date:
January 30, 1822
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Genre:
Transcriptions (documents)
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 2 Folder 3 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Amherst College Early History Collection
Subjects:
Funds and scholarships
Educational fund raising
Correspondence
History
Amherst College
Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823
Dickinson, Samuel Fowler, 1775-1838
Ely, Justin, 1739-1817
Places:
MassachusettsHampshire (county)Amherst
Extent:
2 items (4 pages ; 1 page) ; 25 x 20 cm
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
No Copyright - United States
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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