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Draft of letter written by Dickinson State Normal School President Samuel T. May
Draft of letter written by Dickinson State Normal School President Samuel T. May
TitleDraft of letter written by Dickinson State Normal School President Samuel T. May
Date of Originalcirca 1919
CreatorMay, Samuel T., 1867-1929
Creator RoleAuthor
DescriptionA draft of a letter offering buffalo horns for sale by Dickinson State Normal School to other institutions. The letter is undated and unsigned but is assumed to be a draft of a letter by Dickinson State Normal School President Samuel T. May.
General SubjectColleges and universities
Communication
Subject (LCTGM)Correspondence
College presidents
Universities & colleges
Teachers colleges
Horns (Animal)
Buffaloes
Personal NameMay, Samuel T., 1867-1929
Organization NameState Normal School (Dickinson, N.D.)
LocationDickinson (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item NumberDS-0089
Format of OriginalCorrespondence
Dimensions of Original22 x 28 cm.
Transcription"My dear Sir, - There came into the possession of the Dickinson State Normal School by purchase several hundred pairs of buffalo horns. These horns were picked up at the time the buffalos were so ruthlessly slaughtered in this part of the country. They are in a good state of preservation, just as they came from the animal when they were killed. They vary in size from very large ones to very small ones. They are very scarce at the present time even in this part of the United States. We surmise that some of the Normal Schools might want a few of these horns for their museums. We could send one large pair to any address postage prepaid for $2.50; or two selected pairs, for $4.00; or three pairs, consisting of one small pair, one middle sized pair, and one large pair for $5.00. If your institution is interested in getting some of these horns, send us the amount of money named above, and we will forward the horns to you by Parcel Post, charges prepaid. If not interested pay no attention to this communication. Respectfully submitted."--Handwritten on letter.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryPresident May would hand-write drafts of his letters and give them to his secretary, Maude Klinefelter to type. President May acquired a large collection of buffalo horns and put them up for sale in order to raise money to buy collections for a museum at Dickinson State Normal School.
Repository InstitutionDickinson State University
Credit LineDickinson State University (DS-0089)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Dickinson State University.
Ordering InformationOffice of University Relations
Dickinson State University
Dickinson, ND, 58601
701-483-2787
Languageeng;
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09
Digital IDdmDS0089
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