Guide to the Henry Wyles Cushman Letter, 1823
Norwich University Archives
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Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
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Summary Creator Cushman, Henry Wyles, 1805-1863 Title Henry Wyles Cushman Letter Dates 1823 Extent 1 Item
About the Collection
The collection consists of a letter wriiten by Henry W. Cushman to Dr. Elijah Carpenter in Bernardston, MA, on 19 October 1823. Cushman writes from the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy (forerunner of Norwich University) in Norwich, VT of a march to Windsor earlier in the month where the cadets undertook a public exhibition of drill and Captain Alden Partridge presented lectures on the Battle of Waterloo and education. Henry Cushman also mentions his course of studies at the Academy and a new series of military lectures by Captain Partridge.
About Henry Wyles Cushman
Henry Cushman entered the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy in 1823 and graduated in 1825. He was a native of Bernardston, MA, and following his graduation from the Academy returned there to pursue farming and teaching. Later Cushman became involved in various business pursuits and was active in local and state politics. He was twice married; first, in 1828, to Maria Louise Dickman (d. 1855), and later, in 1858, to Anne Williams Fettyplace (d. 1904). The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Henry W. Cushman.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Cushman, Henry Wyles, 1805-1863
Partridge, Alden, 1785-1854
Carpenter, Elijah Woodward, 1788-1855
American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy
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); Henry Wyles Cushman 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 Henry W. Cushman to E. W. Carpenter, 19 October 1823. Henry Wyles Cushman Letter; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Item 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, email@example.com
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