Autograph Letter, Signed.

By: [Harvard College] Clement L. Smith, Acting Dean.

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available


On Harvard letterhead, dated 13 August, 1879, to "Mr. Thomas W. Cowgill," responding to Mr. Cowgill's request to be admitted to the sophomore class: "..although the amount of work you have accomplished is not equal to our requisition for admission...you have done it so well that you will probably be able to go on with that class (provided that) you do some more work..." Smith lists several of the Greeks, Horace, the "8 books of the Odyssey and two of Livy, with a review of your mathematical work and Physics." Smith was Professor of Latin. He feuded with President Eliot over modernization of the Harvard curriculum. Cowgill graduated from Harvard in 1883. He taught English at the University of Nevada from 1886-1899, when he was made Professor Emeritus - against his will - the University apparently deciding his health was keeping him from fully performing his duties. When he died in 1911 of tuberculosis, he was teaching at a small public school in Reno. Two conjugate leaves, 3 pp., folded for mailing, includes the original mailing envelope. in Fine condition.

Title: Autograph Letter, Signed.

Author Name: [Harvard College] Clement L. Smith, Acting Dean.

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Seller ID: [harvardcollege]clementl.smith,actingdean.75onha