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Archibald Alexander Doak Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1509

This letter was written by Archibald Alexander Doak on October 16, 1848 while he was president of Washington College in Tennessee. In the letter, Doak addresses the parents of a student named William.

Dates

  • 1848 October 16

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This letter was written by Archibald Alexander Doak on October 16, 1848 while he was president of Washington College in Tennessee. In the letter, Doak addresses the parents of a student named William.

Biographical/Historical Note

Archibald Alexander Doak was born in 1815 to John Whitfield and Jane Alexander Doak. He was the grandson of Samuel Doak (1749–1830), founder of Washington College. He graduated from Washington College in 1833 and Princeton Seminary in 1839. He became president of Washington College in 1840 and was in the position until 1850. He was reelected to be president in 1853, but it was short lived due to Washington College shutting down due to financial issues. Doak married Sarah Paxton Cowan (1816-1906) in 1840 and together they had at least five children. He died on May 26, 1866 in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480