Item Details

George Pierson to Albert Pierson [manuscript] 1825 Nov 2.

Pierson, George
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Summary
Pierson, writing from Fredericksburg, Virginia, comments on his brother's invitation to "take charge of the grammar school in New Brunswick [N.J.]" Pierson then reports on a Mr. Wilson's visit to Charlottesville to attend a meeting of the Synod. Wilson's report confirms Pierson's opinion of the University of Virginia: "I regard it as a school of infidelity, a nursery of bad principles, designed in its origins to crush the institutions of religion." Pierson goes on to report of the rowdy conduct of the University's students; it has been reported that "on one occasion, some of the students succeeded in forcing an ox or bull into a lofty part of one of the college edifices, called the Rotunda and then left it to amuse the students and to awake the professors by its noisy bellowing."
Description
1 item.
Cite as
George Pierson Letter, 1825, Accession # 11897, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Transferred from UVa Chronological File, 2001.
Reproduction Notes
Photocopy.
Location of Original
Original owned by Miss Harriet W. Pierson.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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