Guide to the Abner Kneeland Brush Letter, circa 1845-1848
Norwich University Archives
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Creator Brush, Abner K., 1822-1910 Title Abner Kneeland Brush Letter Dates circa 1845-1848 Extent 1 Item
About the Collection
This undated letter, circa 1845-1848, addressed to C. R. Wright in West Milton, VT, discusses how Brush came to his decision to attend Norwich University and the improvement in his health. He also writes about his course of study and his satisfaction with the faculty.
About Abner Kneeland Brush
Abner Brush was born in Jeffersonville (Cambridge), VT, and died in Antiago, WI. He entered Norwich University from Monkton, VT in 1844 and remained nearly three years. Brush studied law and practiced his profession in Wisconsin. He served as drafting officer at Omro, WI, during the Civil War. He married first in 1851 Caroline Eno (d. 1853) of New Haven, VT, and the couple had one son who died in infancy. He next married Mary Morse (d. 1898) and the couple had one daughter, Caroline Eno Brush Campbell (1863-1909). The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Abner Brush.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Brush, Abner K., 1822-1910 Norwich University -- History -- 19th century.
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Abner Kneeland Brush Letter, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter from Abner K. Brush to C. R. Wright, circa 1845-1848. Abner Kneeland Brush Letter, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Item Collection Location: Archives 501, Small Collections IV — Alumni Language(s) of Material: English Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, firstname.lastname@example.org
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