Identification of the President's House, recollections and correspondence, 1936-1948, undated
Scope and Contents
This sub-series contains photographs of the first President's house while it was privately owned by local families and after the Psi Upsilon fraternity purchase. While gathering Amherst College memorabilia, Dr. Edward Hitchcock, Jr. misidentified an image of "Mrs. Moore's house" (also known as the Bentley house) as being the first President's house. Correspondence and research notes document the mid-1930s recognition and correction of the error, which Stanley King discusses in his 1951 history of the campus 'The Consecrated Eminence': The Story of the Campus and Buildings of Amherst College.
- Creation: 1936-1948, undated
- Allen, Mary Adèle, 1864-1944 (Author, Person)
- Emerson, Margaret Randolph Hitchcock, 1899-1985 (Author, Person)
- Wells, Stuart W. (Stuart Wilder), 1876-1959 (AC 1900) (Author, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile originals may be restricted for preservation purposes.
From the Sub-Series: 0.25 Linear feet (7 legal-size folders, 1 (12 x 15 in.) folder, 1 (17 x 22 in.) folder)
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