Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Courtship Letters~ A Perceived Impropriety

Young Clarence as a senior at Amherst 1886

Alice at the time of her marriage 1891

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Clarence was an instructor of Greek and Latin at at Carleton College when he met Alice who was a young music teacher there as well. Apparently it was seen as inappropriate for teachers to be dating each other. In addition to that it seems that Clarence wasn't quite in the position to propose marriage yet and that also added to the hesitancy to be public at that time.

Previous installments can be found here (1st installment) (2nd installment) (3rd installment)

Next week will include Alice's response. 

1 comment:

  1. this is just wonderful, am enjoying reading this family love story!!


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