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Box 635


Contains 1 Collection or Record:

Photograph of William H. Ely's tomb

 File — Box: 635, Folder: 484.04
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains correspondence from William H. Ely while in Alabama, between February 1820 and June 1821, to his family and business associates in Hartford, Connecticut, while he acted as commissioner of the Connecticut Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb. In 1819, the Congress of the United States, under a motion made by Henry Clay, gave to the school twenty-three thousand acres of public land, and with the proceeds of the sale of this land, suitable grounds were secured, buildings were...
Dates: 1820 - 1821