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  Letter, Isaac T. Goodnow to Rev. E. E. Hale
Author: Goodnow, Isaac T., 1814-1894
Date: February 10, 1859

Isaac T. Goodnow wrote from Manhattan, Kansas Territory to Edward Everett Hale, member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company's Executive Committee. Goodnow informed Hale about plans to establish Bluemont Central College (predecessor to Kansas State University) just west of Manhattan, Kansas Territory. He asserted that the college would only add to Manhattan's other advantages -- being on the "natural route of the Pacific" railroad and on the shortest route to the Pike's Peak gold mines. Goodnow asked Hale for a contribution to the building fund for the college.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: New England Emigrant Aid Company Collection, #624, Box 2, Folder 4
Item Number: 101383              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Bluemont Central College; Education; Goodnow, Isaac T., 1814-1894; Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909; Manhattan, Kansas Territory; Pikes Peak gold rush; Railroads; Riley County, Kansas Territory; Town promotion; Universities and colleges
 
 

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