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  Letter, Wm R. Clark to Dear Bro. [Isaac] Goodnow
Author: Clark, William
Date: February 29, 1860

William Clark wrote from New England to Isaac Goodnow in Manhattan, Kansas Territory. Clark responded to a letter sent to him earlier by Goodnow, in which Goodnow asked Clark if he would act as a financial officer of Bluemont College. Clark admitted he did have reasons that might motivate him to accept, but added that he had "so little adaptation as to that [work] of begging money." He also feared, considering the present economic conditions in New England and within the Methodist Church, that he would not be successful in garnering any support for a College in Kansas Territory, as local interests currently prevailed. Clark declined the appointment.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: Isaac Goodnow Collection, #357, Box 2 Folder 14
Item Number: 102403 Number of images: 4
Keywords: Bluemont Central College; Business enterprises; Economic conditions; Finance; Goodnow, Isaac T., 1814-1894; Manhattan, Kansas Territory; Methodist Church; Universities and colleges

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