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3 December 1844. Elisha Mitchell to David L. Swain.

"the college hands"

3 December 1844. Elisha Mitchell to David L. Swain.

Professor Mitchell writes to President Swain proposing a blind ditch to convey water away from the foundation of South Building. He says "the college hands" could dig it in a week. (connect to finding aid #40005)

1848. "Account of Expenditures for the improvement of the College grounds."

 "Wages board clothing"

1848. "Account of Expenditures for the improvement of the College grounds."

This account, in Elisha Mitchell's handwriting, includes "Wages board clothing Etc of Sim Fred" and "Wages of Servant Edmund."

22 October 1851. David L. Swain to Charles Manly.

"bursar to employ college servants during the vacation"

22 October 1851. David L. Swain to Charles Manly.

President Swain suggests to Manly, secretary-treasurer of the Board of Trustees, that the college servants be given the task of cutting "old, decayed and decaying trees from our own lands" in order to supply the students with firewood. (connect to finding aid #40005)