Guide to the John Hancock, Jr., Journal, 1824
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Hancock, John, Jr., d. 1850 Title John Hancock, Jr., Journal Dates 1824 Extent 1 Volume
About the Collection
The collection includes the journal of John Hancock, Jr., 1 January-3 July 1824. In daily entries, Hancock’s journal documents the life of a cadet in the early years of Norwich. He reports on his fellow students, the physical environment both at the Academy and in the village of Norwich, VT, discipline issues, Captain Alden Partridge and his extraordinary pedestrian excursions and teaching methodology, as well as other staff of the Academy. A typed transcription is available with the collection.
About John Hancock, Jr.
John Hancock, Jr., was from Boston, MA, and attended the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy (forerunner to Norwich University) from 1822 to 1825. Very little is known about the life or family of John Hancock, Jr.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Hancock, John, Jr., d. 1850 Partridge, Alden, 1785-1854
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); John Hancock, Jr., Journal, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Journal of John Hancock, Jr., entry for 8 January 1824. Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Volume 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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