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Letters to his parents and Uncle Abe from Dartmouth College, 1931-11

 Folder: 18, Box: 1
Part of MS-685: Richard Campen student letters


Contains 4 handwritten letters on the topic of his inclination towards medical profession, reasons for his interest in medical profession, inability to earn the degree of M.D. as Dartmouth medical school only provides first two pre-clinical years, common practice amongst medical students to complete their pre-clinical courses at Dartmouth then transfer to other medical schools, option of completing pre-clinical courses in a year if he were to enroll in Dartmouth medical school, asking for advices on medical school related decisions to his uncle, plan for a hiking trip to Mt. Washington with the Outing Club over the Thanksgiving break, news of his friend receiving a scholarship after hard work, his dissatisfaction with the new grading system using letter grades, his struggle with reading fast, fall house parties, sports game with Cornell, receiving cookies from home, interfraternity handball games, Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity brothers’ interest in having him as a member of their house, necessity to join a fraternity house at Dartmouth, justification for fraternity dues, his strong desire to join a fraternity house, students returning to Hanover after the thanksgiving break, Dartmouth-Stanford game, spending time with friends over the Thanksgiving break, playing squash for the first time, reading John Galsworthy’s play “The Roof”, reading Past and Gatby’s book titled “Around the World in Eight Days” and drawing skeletons for his psychology paper.


  • 1931-11

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From the Collection: English

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

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