Letter from William Snively to J. S. Gordon

Letter from William Snively to J. S. Gordon
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March 2, 1850

William Snively writes to J. S. Gordon regarding his experience as a student at Dickinson. Snively, who is preparing for the ‘April Examination,’ describes students' rowdy behavior, including an incident when "some persons tore all the seats out of Prof. Marshall’s lecture room, and made a bonfire of them in the Campus." In addition, Snively mentions his membership in the Union Philosophical Society and encloses a program for the 64th anniversary of the Belles Lettres Society. Snively also shares details about how William Fotzinger died after one of his stirrups broke while "riding out the turnpike." Transcript included.

Time Period: 
Gift of Yale Asbell