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John B. Stearns letters

MS-1320
 Collection
Identifier: MS-1320

Description

The collection contains letters from J. "Biggie" Stearns to his daughter Mary Cornelia Stearns (Minnie) while she was attending Wheaton College. The letters contain often humorous advice, anecdotes and musings for his daughter on the subjects of education, including what courses and languages to take, as well as on life as a teacher and its requirement, the Spring Sophomore Slump, Hanna Hunter Handee of South Royalton, the value of learning foreign languages and family matters. One letter is entirely in French.

Dates

  • 1945 - 1946

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Overview

John B. Stearns (1894-1973), Professor of Classical Languages and Literature. Dartmouth College Class of 1916. The collection consists of 18 letters from J.B. Stearns to his daughter Mary Stearns while she was attending Wheaton College. Topics include her studies and life at college as well as family matters.

Related Materials

Mss 953940

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