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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.712.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1858 
Title 'Foster' to his cousin about activities at Brown University
Date 14 June 1858
Author Foster (fl. 1858)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Aviation  Education  Death  Ballooning  Science and Technology  
Place written Providence, Rhode Island
Theme Education; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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