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Benjamin West papers

MS-1283
 Collection
Identifier: MS-1283

Description

The papers of Benjamin West contain a journal he kept while a student at Dartmouth College, as well as pen and ink drawings by West. In the journal, started when he was a seventeen year old freshman, West chronicles his daily activities and those of his family. The sketches depict scenes, some with quotes, from books by Charles Dickens, including Oliver Twist and The Pickwick Papers.

Dates

  • 1829 - 1831

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Overview

Benjamin West (1812-1847), lawyer. Dartmouth College Class of 1833. The collection contains a journal and pen and ink drawings by West.

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

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