Alfred Ely (1778-1866) Correspondence
Scope and Contents
The Alfred Ely Correspondence consists of 29 outgoing letters from Alfred Ely to Simeon Colton, one letter from an unidentified sender to Simeon Colton, and one letter from Daniel Johnson to Simeon Colton.
- Ely, Alfred, 1778-1866 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Alfred Ely was born in 1778 in West Springfield, MA. He worked as a clerk in Springfield and Hartford, CT before graduating from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) in 1804. In 1806, Alfed Ely was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church in Monson, MA, where he remained until his death in 1866. Ely was named as a trustee in the founding charter of Amherst College and served as a trustee from 1825 to 1854.
0.25 Linear feet (1 half archive box)
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Twenty-nine letters from Alfred Ely, Trustee of Amherst College from 1825-1854 and pastor of the Congregational Church in Monson, MA, to Simeon Colton, a Congregational and Presbyterian minister in North Carolina who had earlier been a teacher at Amherst Academy. This collection also contains one letter from an unidentified sender to Simeon Colton and one letter from Daniel Johnson to Simeon Colton.
This collection of Alfred Ely correspondence was removed from the Amherst College Early History Collection.
- Chris Barber
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