Henry S. Butler


[James D. Butler]


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[1] Phillips Exeter Academy. Exeter N.H. March. 21. 1873. Dear Father. Enclosed you will find Mr. Clark's letter. You ought to preserve it out of respect to the man who so greatly admires you. You call him "head of [underlined: East Hampton] which is said to beat both Exeter and even Andover". Now I hap- pen to know that the principal of Williston Seminary, the school at East Hampton, is Dr. Marshall Uenshaw and, as your friend dates his letter "North Hampton Mass.", I take it that you accidentally miscall his residence and that he has charge of some school in the latter place. I am afraid Richard Grant White would find fault with your sentence, "both Exeter and [circled: even] Andover", by which you make Exeter the inferior. The use of so indefinite a term as "is [underlined: said]" and your writing East for North Hampton is enough to satisfy me that you make that statement more to tease me than for anything else. 06088


Exeter, N. H.

Date Original

1873 Mar 21


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 39 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 1085

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