William Heard Kilpatrick letters

William Heard Kilpatrick letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Kilpatrick, William Heard, 1871-1965
Title: William Heard Kilpatrick letters
Dates: 1957-1961
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms581

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Bonner, Wilhelmina -- Correspondence
College teachers--Obituaries.
Kilpatrick, William Heard, 1871-1965 -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Heard Kilpatrick letters, ms581, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters, 1957-1961