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Zephaniah Swift Moore letter to Zenas Lockwood Leonard, 1822 July 31

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Title:
Zephaniah Swift Moore letter to Zenas Lockwood Leonard, 1822 July 31
Description:
A Collegiate Charity Institution printed form letter in which recipients are asked to donate money to support the Institution. The letter is signed by Zephaniah Swift Moore and is addressed to Reverend Zenas L. Leonard of Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The letter details the founding of the Collegiate Institution and describes the Charity Fund, including the names of the Overseers of this Fund. It also discusses the current state of the Institution and a new subscription for the Institution. Below the signature of Moore are the terms of subscription, labeled "Form of Subscription" and dated June 28, 1822. The fund discussed in this letter and for which there is a form for subscription was commonly called the Thirty Thousand Dollar Subscription.
Creator:
Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823
Recipient:
Leonard, Zenas L. (Zenas Lockwood), 1773-1841
Date:
July 31, 1822
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Genre:
Form letters
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 3 Folder 4 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Amherst College Early History Collection
Subjects:
Funds and scholarships
Finance
Correspondence
History
Amherst College
Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823
Leonard, Zenas L. (Zenas Lockwood), 1773-1841
Extent:
1 items (3 pages) ; 22 x 13 cm
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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