Boys Will Be Boys . . .
Keywords:Simeon DeWitt, Washington Irving, Queen's College
AbstractCowen writes about his experiences in doing research on the social life of Queen's College and coming across a 1776 letter by a twenty-year old student, Simeon DeWitt (1756-1834), who became Geographer of the Revolutionary Army, Surveyor General of New York, and Chancellor of the University of the State of New York. (There are others articles about him in this journal.) DeWitt writes about a romantic fantasy which Cowen compares to a similar letter by Washington Irving written in 1804. Both letters are reproduced in full.
Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings. The author has agreed to the journal author's agreement.
As of Vol 50, No 2 (1988), all articles in this journal are licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 United States License