Robert Wickliffe letter, 1859 November 7

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Creator:Wickliffe, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1819-1895
Title:Robert Wickliffe letter, 1859 November 7

Letter from Robert Wickliffe, Baton Rouge, La., sent to General [George Mason Graham] via William T. Sherman, who Wickliffe assures Graham he will like. He discusses the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, including implementing a drummer and fife corps, plans for the next board meeting, and his observation that ""The people of our state are not aware of the intent of this institution. But such is the nature of our people. They would reather send their children to the North than nearer to home. The press seems silent upon the subject of education and nothing as you say about this institution? Why!"

Subjects:Graham, George Mason, 1807-1891 | Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 | Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy | Education, Higher--Louisiana | education, southern identity | military
Collection:Civil War: Context & Conflict
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
Original Material:

David French Boyd Papers, Mss. 40, 99, 794, etc.


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Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright has expired and the item is therefore in the public domain. Permission to reproduce this image must be requested through the Special Collections Division, Louisiana State University Libraries.

David French Boyd Papers, Mss. 40, 99, 794, etc., Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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