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Stanup letter conveying the Presbytery's decision to not allow him to attend Tualatin Academy

Title

Stanup letter conveying the Presbytery's decision to not allow him to attend Tualatin Academy

Description

Letter from Peter Stanup to Joseph W. Marsh, who was Pacific University's first librarian and functioned as interim president between others serving. He regretfully informs Marsh of his inability to attend Tualatin due the decision of his doctor and the Presbytary to not permit his departure at the time. Peter Stanup was a Puyallup native student who was admitted to the Forest Grove Indian Training School at age 21. Though he married and returned to the Puyallup Agency, he later sought admittance to Tualatin Academy in order to become a preacher and contacted Marsh. He was unable to enter due to eye problems; however, he was later licensed as a Presbyterian preacher in 1883.

Creator

Stanup, Peter

Date

1882

Identifier

PUA_MS112_006.pdf

Text

New Tacoma, W.T., Dec. 20th '82

Prof. J.W. Marsh,

Dear Sir:
With much regrets for not being able to go to school this year, for the Presbytery, which has me in charge, has decided, according to the directions of the Doctor, to delay my studies till my eyes should get better. The doctor said that the quickest time my eyes can be cured is three mo[nth]s.

A.J. Baker [who had written a letter to Marsh on Stanup's behalf earlier] told me of your letter of late and its contents. He is very anxious about my education and I do not wish to miss the chance of getting an education while I have the chance.

Your humble friend,
P.C. Stanup

Citation

Stanup, Peter, “Stanup letter conveying the Presbytery's decision to not allow him to attend Tualatin Academy,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed September 20, 2017, http://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/4071.

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