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Letters): Letters to a Father and Son Running the Bordentown Military Institute in New Jersey
Bordentown, New Jersey. A collection of 180 envelopes and 54 letters from 1884 through 1933 pertaining to two generations running the Bordentown Military Institute. Very good with tears and age toning, all the letters in envelopes. An archive consisting of envelopes and letters written to two family members running the Bordentown Military Institute in New Jersey. The envelopes are dated from 1900 through 1933 and are addressed to Commandant and General Thomas Durland Landon and his father Principal and Reverend Thompson Hoadley Landon. They worked together until Thompson Landon's death in 1917. A letter written by a former student to Thomas Landon after the death of his father in 1917 reads, "The death of your father brought a great sorrow to me as it must have to all other B.M.I. boys who knew him and (as I have realized since leaving B.M.I.) love him". Both father and son worked to train students at the Military Institute using military drills and sports for physical health and academic studies and the bible for mental, moral, and religions health. Thompson Hoadley Landon worked as the Headmaster of Bordentown Military Institute for 30 Years from 1885 to 1915. Many of the letters are from companies reaching out in support of the Bordentown Military Institute such as engineering companies, insurance companies, printing presses, and more. They received letters from other military academies in New York and Missouri and the Board of Education in Philadelphia. There is also an envelope from the Ohio Chautauqua Assembly, presumably to entice young adults to visit their adult ed … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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