Guide to the Charles West Letter, 1821
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator West, Charles, b. 1805 Title Charles West Letter Dates 1821 Extent 1 Item
About the Collection
The collection consists of a typed transcription of a letter dated 4 April 1821 from Charles West in Norwich, VT, to his brother. In the letter, West writes of his uniform and other expenses and briefly refers to his daily routine at the Academy (Norwich University). A note on the typescript indicates the copy was made in 1910. The location of the original letter is unknown.
About Charles West
Charles West of Concord, NH, entered the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy (forerunner of Norwich University) in 1820 and graduated in 1822. His first marriage was to Hannah Adams and the couple had no children. He later married Amanda Fairbanks and the couple had four children.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
West, Charles., b. 1805
Norwich University -- History -- 19th century. American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy
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); Charles West 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 Charles West to his brother, 4 April 1821. Charles West Letter, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Item Collection Location: Archives 501, Small Collections — 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, email@example.com
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