September 25, 2006
Thanks to Michael Tinkler, Assistant Professor of Art, and a grant from the Provost we now have
from the private journals of
ABNER JACKSON, D. D., LL. D.
President of Hobart College from 1858 to 1867.
compiled by his daughter,
Mrs. Philip Norborne Nicholas.
available as a PDF online.
Michael discovered this journal while doing research on St. John’s Chapel. He then got a grant from the Provost to have it reproduced as a computer document. How here it is!
Michael also came up with the idea of doing a Jackson Journal Blog, where we could post one entry as at a time, making it fun and easy to read the whole thing and get a feel for live at Hobart College in the mid-nineteenth century. We hope to have a campus blog set up and persue this as a joint venture.