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William R. Clark to Isaac Goodnow

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Creator: Clark, William

Date: February 29, 1860

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Isaac Goodnow Coll. #357, Box 2 Folder 16

Unit ID: 6339

Abstract: William Clark wrote from New England to Isaac Goodnow in Manhattan, Kansas Territory. Clark responded to a letter sent to him earlier by Goodnow, in which Goodnow asked Clark if he would act as a financial officer of Bluemont College. Clark declined the invitation. He admitted he had reasons that might motivate him to accept, but that he had "so little adaptation as to that [work] of begging money." He also feared, considering the present economic conditions in New England and within the Methodist Church, that he would not be successful in garnering any support for a college in the Kansas Territory, as local [New England] interests currently prevailed. He stated "Did there exist an immediate want for a College in Manhattan, the case would be entirely different. But I judge that for ten years to come an Academy would meet nearly all the educational wants of that region."

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Title (Main title): William R. Clark to Isaac Goodnow


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