Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Stetson, Charles P.
Title
Charles P. Stetson letters
ID
M314
Date [inclusive]
1851-1857, undated
Extent
0.3 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Incoming letters to Charles P. Stetson, the bulk received while he was a student at Yale University.

Preferred Citation

Charles P. Stetson Letters, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

Charles P. Stetson, originally from Bangor, Maine, was a member of the Class of 1855 at Yale University. His friend, Franklin A. Wilson, also a native of Bangor, was in the Class of 1854 at Bowdoin College where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Peucinian Society, and Alpha Delta Phi fraternity.


Scope and Content

Incoming letters to Charles P. Stetson, the bulk received while he was a student at Yale University. The correspondence is chiefly from his parents, sisters Emily, Anna, Fanny, and Caroline, and from friends, particularly Franklin A. Wilson.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Collection Inventory

 M314.1 Correspondence, F.A. Wilson, 1851-1857, n.d. 

Series Description:

Letters to Charles P. Stetson from his friend Franklin A. Wilson, the bulk received while Stetson was attending Yale University and Wilson was attending Bowdoin College. Wilson primarily writes about the activities of their mutual friends and acquaintances, but also tells of college life at Bowdoin including a prank pulled by medical students with a cadaver, fraternities, and classes.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
1 1

1851 

    1 2

    1852 

      1 3

      1853 

        1 4

        1854 

          1 5

          1855, 1857 

            1 6

            n.d. 


               M314.2 Correspondence, general, 1851-1857, n.d. 

              Series Description:

              Primarily Charles P. Stetson's correspondence from his parents, and sisters Emily, Anna, Fanny, and Caroline. The letters describe their daily life and the activities of extended family and mutual friends. Also included are miscellaneous notes, translations, and ephemera of Charles P. Stetson.

              Arrangement:

              Arranged chronologically.

              Box Folder
              1 7

              1851 Feb-May 

                1 8

                1851 Sep 

                  1 9

                  1851 Oct 

                    1 10

                    1851 Nov 

                      1 11

                      1852 Jan 

                        1 12

                        1852 Feb 

                          1 13

                          1852 Mar 

                            1 14

                            1852 Apr 

                              1 15

                              1852 May-Jul 

                                1 16

                                1852 Sep-Oct 

                                  1 17

                                  1852 Nov-Dec 

                                    1 18

                                    1853 Jan-Feb 

                                      1 19

                                      1853 Mar 

                                        1 20

                                        1853 Apr-May 

                                          1 21

                                          1853 Jun-Oct 

                                            1 22

                                            1853 (no month) 

                                              1 23

                                              1854 Jan-Jun 

                                                1 24

                                                1854 Jul-Oct 

                                                  1 25

                                                  1854 Nov 

                                                    1 26

                                                    1854 Dec 

                                                      1 27

                                                      1855 Jan 

                                                        1 28

                                                        1855 Feb 

                                                          1 29

                                                          1855 Mar-Apr 

                                                            1 30

                                                            1855 May-Jun 

                                                              1 31

                                                              1855 Jul-Dec 

                                                                1 32

                                                                1856 

                                                                  1 33

                                                                  1857 Feb 

                                                                    1 34

                                                                    1857 Mar-Apr 

                                                                      1 35

                                                                      1857 Jun- Aug 

                                                                        1 36

                                                                        1857 (no month) 

                                                                          1 37

                                                                          (no year) Feb-Apr 

                                                                            1 38

                                                                            n.d. 

                                                                              1 39

                                                                              n.d., Miscellaneous material