Guide to the Edward Crowell Letters, 1839-1840
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Crowell, Edward, b. 1820 Title Edward Crowell Letters Dates 1839-1840 Extent 2 Files (15 Items)
About the Collection
The collection includes fifteen letters written by Edward Crowell to his parents, David (1794-1853) and Rebecca Griggs Crowell (1795-1869), and his brother Josiah B. Crowell (1823-1845), in New Jersey, between 24 May 1839 and 7 August 1840. The letters document the life of a cadet at Norwich University. In them, Edward Crowell reports on his studies, his financial obligations, the perils of early travel, the weather and his health. He often mentions Captain Alden Partridge and various pedestrian excursions. Typed transcriptions are available with the collection.
About Edward Crowell
Edward Crowell was from Perth Amboy, NJ. He graduated from Norwich University in 1840 and pursued a career in civil engineering. William Arba Ellis’s published history of Norwich indicates that Crowell had passed away by 1911, at which point he was survived by a niece, Edith B. Crowell.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Crowell, Edward, b. 1820 Crowell, Josiah B., 1823-1845
Crowell, David, 1794-1853
Crowell, Rebecca Griggs, 1795-1869
Partridge, Alden, 1785-1854
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); Edward Crowell Letters, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter from Edward Crowell to his parents, David and Rebecca Crowell, 7 August 1840. Edward Crowell Letters; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 2 Files (15 Items) Collection Location: Archives 501 — Small Collections I, 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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