3868

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Collection code 
RA2
Class no. 
710
Document no. 
110364
Box no. 
10.47
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Russell, John Conrad
Sender(s) 
Chauncey, Henry
Harvard University
Date 
1940/12/07
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
TL(CAR)
Pieces 
2
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

Chauncey (1905-1997) was Assistant Dean of the Faculty at Harvard until 1945, and chair of the scholarship committee. (He later was instrumental in developing standard college entrance tests.) Chauncey had majored in philosophy at Harvard. Here he explains how John Conrad Russell could apply for a Harvard scholarship.

Chauncey begins his letter:

"Your father was kind enough to have dinner last evening with a small discussion group, to which I belong, and on the way home, he mentioned that you were interested in the possibility of coming to Harvard and also in applying for a scholarship. I promised your father that I should write you and explain the situation."

Filed 
Published 

B&R D lead

Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
3868
Record created 2014/05/17
Record last modified 2016/02/09
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