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Letters to his family from Dartmouth College, Albany, New York and Washington D. C., 1931-03

MS-685: Richard Campen student letters
 Folder: 9, Box: 1
Contains 11 handwritten letters on the topic of plan for a road trip to Washington and Virginia during Easter break, what most Dartmouth students do for the Easter break, research in library for a paper, snow, running in preparation for recreational swimming, muscle ache in legs, satisfactory performance in math exam, writing an argumentative essay for English class, reading for English class, Hanover town election day, receiving sponge cakes from home, supper at the College chaplain’s house, conversation about ski, DOC and Cleveland at the supper, discussion on religion, excursion to Lebanon, series of lecture on mental hygiene, insights into human behaviors and minds, meeting with English professor, French exam, phone call with dad the other night, reading for French class, music in the dorm building, Louis Vintermeyer’s speech, receiving a cake from parents, anticipated family reunion in Washington, friends’ Easter break plans, English exam, excitement with receiving butter cookies from a girl he likes, reciving food from home, Aunt Lil’s invitation to Hartford for spring break, warmer weather, his thoughts on Evolution class, his friendship with Leon, Rosenfeld dinner dance, campus buildings, reading Journey’s End, studying for math exam, getting a D in an English exam, humbleness and disclaimer for Dean Lingley’s flattering letter about his grades, reading poems for English class, excitement with his anticipated trip to Washington, course catalogue for next year, staying at his friend Bartnett’s house in Albany, New York, Bartnett’s family, plan to go to Europe in the near future, traveling towards Washington, staying in Pennsylvania, seeing Lincoln Memorial and Washington monument in Washington D.C., visiting Smithsonian museum, going through the Library of Congress, going to Mountain Vernon, going to a theatre, going to an art gallery and persuading friends to go to New York with him.


  • 1931-03

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