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John A. Clark Letter

A description of his letters at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 8 Feb 2007

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of a single letter, written by John A. Clark and dated Feb 1, 1841 in Syracuse, to Rev. W. W. Nind. The letter reports community and church events to the Reverend, including a murder, a suicide, a groping, a drowning, the return of a "wild" young woman, and laments that "there does not appear to be as much unity of feeling nor as much brotherly love as formerly."


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Subject Headings


Clark, John A.
Nind, W. W.


Church history, New York (State) -- Syracuse.


Syracuse (N.Y.) -- 19th century.
Syracuse (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.

Genres and Forms

Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

John A. Clark Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2007.

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