William P. Trent letters

William P. Trent letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939
Title: William P. Trent letters
Dates: 1890, 1891
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s) (2 letters)
Coll. Number: ms600

Biographical/Historical Note

William Peterfield Trent (1862-1939), professor at University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee (1888-1900) and Columbia University in New York City (1900-1929), and writer of American literature.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two letters from William P. Trent to William E. Boggs (Chancellor of the University of Georgia). The first dated University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, November 14, 1890, regarding an offer from Chancellor Boggs to Mr. Trent to fill the Chair of History at University of Georgia; Trent speaks about advantages and disadvantages of being at Sewanee, and asks about teaching loads at the University of Georgia (final page of letter is missing). The second letter dated Westmoreland Club, Richmond, Virginia, February 4, 1891, regarding his complicated decision to decline the offer for Chair of History; he speaks of positions at University of Georgia, and the policy for hiring; he plans to visit Athens and see the University, “provided always that the Trustees do not require a formal application.”

Index Terms

Boggs, William E. -- Correspondence
College administrators--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
College teachers--Tennessee--Sewanee--Correspondence.
Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939 -- Correspondence
University of Georgia. -- Faculty--Recruiting

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William P. Trent letters, ms600, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, Sewanee, Tennessee to William E. Boggs, Athens, Georgia, 1890 November 14
Letter, Richmond, Virginia to William E. Boggs, Athens, Georgia, 1891 February 4