|Creator:||Kilpatrick, William Heard, 1871-1965|
|Title:||William Heard Kilpatrick letters|
William Heard Kilpatrick (1871-1965) was an influential progressive educator and a student of John Dewey. Dr. Kilpatrick's first job in education was teaching mathematics at the Blakely elementary and high school, in Blakely, Georgia. He taught at the University of Georgia in the early twentieth century; and also served as the acting president of Mercer University during this time.
The collection consists of four letters from William Heard Kilpatrick to Mrs. Wilhelmina Bonner: dated March 29, 1957, the first letter is a friendly congratulation on Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Bonner’s 50th wedding anniversary, and speaks of teaching Mrs. Bonner as a school girl in Blakely, Georgia; dated May 6, 1958, the second letter regards the death of her husband, Mr. John W. Bonner; dated January 23, 1961, the third is a friendly letter of congratulation on her 80th birthday; and dated February 11, 1961, the fourth letter is following up on a question that Mrs. Bonner had not answered from Kilpatrick’s previous letter, asking that she write “a page or so” regarding her work as a student under him and what it meant to her (a volume of such letters is being compiled and will be bound and deposited in the Columbia Teacher’s College Library). Also included are two photocopies, Dr. Kilpatrick’s obituary and a brief biographical sketch.
This collection is arranged chronologically.
William Heard Kilpatrick letters, ms 581. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.