Guide to the Theodore Sedgwick Letter, 1824
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Sedgwick, Theodore, 1811-1859 Title Theodore Sedgwick Letter Dates 1824 Extent 1 Item
About the Collection
The collection consists of a copy of a letter from Theodore Sedgwick in Norwich, VT, to Harmanus Bleecker in Albany, NY, 9 July 1824. The letter was published in The Nation on 5 May 1910 (Volume 90, No. 2340), pp. 455-456. In the letter, Sedgwick writes of the faculty and courses offered at the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy (Norwich University) and of a recent march of the cadets to Plattsburgh, NY.
About Theodore Sedgwick
Theodore Sedgwick of Albany, NY, entered the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy (forerunner of Norwich University) in 1823 and graduated in 1826. Following his graduation, he practiced law and held several offices within the federal government. Sedgwick was appointed U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York in 1858 and served in that capacity until his death the following year. Theodore Sedgwick wrote many articles for periodicals and newspapers, primarily memoirs and works on the law. The control files included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Theodore Sedgwick.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog: Sedgwick, Theodore, 1811-1859
Bleecker, Harmanus, 1779-1849
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); Theodore Sedgwick 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 Theodore Sedgwick to Harmanus Bleecker, 9 July 1824, The Nation 90:2340 (5 May 1910), 455-456. Copy from 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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