|Creator:||Beman, Nathan S. S., (Nathan Sidney Smith), 1785-1871|
|Creator:||Wales, Isaac N.|
|Creator:||Wales, Leonard Eugene, 1788-1823|
|Title:||Isaac N. Wales letter|
|Quantity:||0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 619 to MS 635, MS 637 housed together in 1 document box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of one original letter from Isaac N. Wales to Leonard E. Wales, dated July 14, 1818. The letter discusses Nathan S. S. Beman who had been invited to be president of the University of Georgia [but declined]. Two typescript copies are also included.|
Nathan Sidney Smith Beman, D.D., the fourth president of the Institute, was born in that part of Canaan, N.Y., which is now called New Lebanon, on November 26th, 1785. He was a son of Samuel and Silence (Douglass) Beman, his paternal ancestors being of German and his maternal ancestors of Scotch origin. When he was four or five years of age his parents removed to Hampton, Washington County, N.Y., then called Greenfield. Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rensselaer Libraries (viewed Nov. 24, 2008) http://www.lib.rpi.edu/dept/library/html/Archives/history/presidents/beman,nss.html
Leonard E. Wales was a lawyer in New Haven, Conn.
Isaac N. Wales letter. MS 628. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.