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Title: Letter from William Lord DeRosset to his mother, Eliza Jane Lord DeRosset, November 9, 1851 [Containing a Description of a Book Burning]: Electronic Edition.
Author: DeRosset, William Lord
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
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First Edition, 2007
Size of electronic edition: ca. 12K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2007
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Languages used in the text: English
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2007-05-15, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: DeRosset Family Papers (#214), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from William Lord DeRosset to his mother, Eliza Jane Lord DeRosset, November 9, 1851 [Containing a Description of a Book Burning]
Author: Wm. Lord DeRosset
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 214 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from William Lord DeRosset to his mother, Eliza Jane Lord DeRosset, November 9, 1851 [Containing a Description of a Book Burning]
DeRosset, William Lord



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Chapel Hill
Nov. 9th 1851

My dear Mother

It entirely escaped my memory to write on last Thursday until it was past the time for the mail to close, so I had to put it off until to day's mail.
I did not receive my regular letter last week. I heard, through Cousin Rebecca Moore, to day, that Sister was sick. I hope it is nothing serious. I wish you would write immediately and let me hear how she is.
We have had a "big kick up" since I last wrote. The Students heard that there were no more copies of Pierce's Mathematics in the United States; so they collected all the copies that there were in College and made a bonfire of them. There were some seventy or eighty books. The consequence was that they put our Class

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(which was studying Calculus) into Astronomy. and the sophomore Class (which was studying Analytics) into Philosophy. The supposition is that Pierce's Mathematics (which is the hardest published) will be struck out of the College Course. The Students have been trying to do this for the last ten years.
Walker Meares and John Holmes have been suspended (for sundry irregularities) for two weeks. Their time is out tomorrow. I suppose by the time this reaches you, Los and Al will be with you. I wish I was there too.
However I will be there in a little over three weeks. It is most time to send me money to come home with. When you write please dont forget to send me the money I sent for two weeks ago together with this.
Bishop Ives arrived here Friday night on the stage, he preached last night and is to preach this morning and to-night. I will go to hear him.
Bye the bye I must close as it is Church-time.
Give my love to all. With hopes of seeing you all soon I remain

Your affectionate Son

Wm. Lord DeRosset