Jay Brown to Ezra Cornell, Letter

Full Title:

Jay Brown Letter to Ezra Cornell. Ithaca, New York, October 6, 1868.

Excerpt:

Jay Brown Oct. 6, ‘68

Dear Sir.

You will probably be surprised at receiving this from an entire stranger but I think that circumstances are such as will justify me in doing so.

I came to this village with the expectation of working my way through the University which under the existing state of things I find impossible.

The wages amounting to $3.15 per week while the actual expenses cannot be less than $5.00 per week. Your letter in the N. Y. Tribune brought me hither and many others also. If I have a wrong idea of this matter please inform me of the fact.

                        Your Ob’ed’t Servant,

                        Jay Brown

Source Citation:

Brown, Jay. 2006. Jay Brown Letter to Ezra Cornell, October 6, 1868 (On Affording College Expenses). Letter. The Ezra Cornell Bicentennial. https://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ezra/exhibition/exertions/REX027_112.pdf

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Brown, Jay. 1868. "Jay Brown to Ezra Cornell, Letter." History of Higher Education. https://higheredhistory.gmu.edu/primary-sources/jay-brown-letter-to-ezra-cornell-ithaca-new-york-october-6-1868/