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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1858
|'Foster' to his cousin about activities at Brown University
|14 June 1858
|Foster (fl. 1858)
|Describes Class Day at Brown University and an upcoming event called Whately Burial, in which juniors carry a coffin through the streets containing one of their textbooks, Whately's Logic. Comments on last year's Whately Burial and getting caught in the rain. Mentions hot air ballooning in Providence, in which the balloon reached heights of 1000 feet and a rabbit was dropped down in parachute. Describes the parachuting process.
|Aviation Education Death Ballooning Science and Technology
|Providence, Rhode Island
|Education; Science, Technology, Invention
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
|Letter from 'Foster' to his cousin describing life at Brown University