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Charles P. Stetson letters (M314)

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Title:
Charles P. Stetson letters
Creator:
Stetson, Charles P.
ID:
M314
Date [inclusive]:
1851-1857, undated
Extent:
0.3 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
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

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.

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.

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.

1851

Box 1 Folder 1

1852

Box 1 Folder 2

1853

Box 1 Folder 3

1854

Box 1 Folder 4

1855, 1857

Box 1 Folder 5

n.d.

Box 1 Folder 6

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.

1851 Feb-May

Box 1 Folder 7

1851 Sep

Box 1 Folder 8

1851 Oct

Box 1 Folder 9

1851 Nov

Box 1 Folder 10

1852 Jan

Box 1 Folder 11

1852 Feb

Box 1 Folder 12

1852 Mar

Box 1 Folder 13

1852 Apr

Box 1 Folder 14

1852 May-Jul

Box 1 Folder 15

1852 Sep-Oct

Box 1 Folder 16

1852 Nov-Dec

Box 1 Folder 17

1853 Jan-Feb

Box 1 Folder 18

1853 Mar

Box 1 Folder 19

1853 Apr-May

Box 1 Folder 20

1853 Jun-Oct

Box 1 Folder 21

1853 (no month)

Box 1 Folder 22

1854 Jan-Jun

Box 1 Folder 23

1854 Jul-Oct

Box 1 Folder 24

1854 Nov

Box 1 Folder 25

1854 Dec

Box 1 Folder 26

1855 Jan

Box 1 Folder 27

1855 Feb

Box 1 Folder 28

1855 Mar-Apr

Box 1 Folder 29

1855 May-Jun

Box 1 Folder 30

1855 Jul-Dec

Box 1 Folder 31

1856

Box 1 Folder 32

1857 Feb

Box 1 Folder 33

1857 Mar-Apr

Box 1 Folder 34

1857 Jun- Aug

Box 1 Folder 35

1857 (no month)

Box 1 Folder 36

(no year) Feb-Apr

Box 1 Folder 37

n.d.

Box 1 Folder 38

n.d., Miscellaneous material

Box 1 Folder 39
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