HAMPTON NORMAL AND AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE. DEPARTMENT OF GRADUATES....TO THE HAMPTON GRADUATES AND EX-STUDENTS:- MY DEAR FRIENDS:...[caption title and letter opening].

Hampton, Va. November 1898. [4]pp. on a folded quarto sheet. Old folds. Even toning, minor staining. Several small holes in second leaf, resulting in the loss of a few letters, but not affecting the sense of the text. Fair. Item #WRCAM56323

A seemingly-unrecorded Hampton Institute imprint, being the 1898 edition of the annual alumni letter sent from the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute to its graduates and former students. Here, Abby E. Cleaveland, the corresponding secretary at Hampton's "Department of Graduates," writes to the alumni on the Institute's progress as an academic and trade institute. It also serves as a review of the accomplishments and news concerning other alumni. Cleaveland also solicits updates from fellow graduates concerning their post-Hampton lives and careers. The last page is taken up with an additional letter from school president H.B. Frissell, relating the goals and efforts of the school with regard to its African- American community. Frissell mentions correspondence with W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Laurence Dunbar, T. Thomas Fortune, and others. No copies in OCLC. A slightly- wounded but altogether rare ephemeron of an important African-American school.

Price: $275.00

Updating Hampton Institute Alums on the School's Activities