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Newspaper article glued to a scrapbook page. The article describes the history of the relationship of Sir Chentung Liang Cheng to the town and the people of Amherst. Cheng came to the United States about 1875 (at the age of 12) as part of the Chineseā€¦

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Long view across open land east to the Pelham Hills from the hill on which Stearns Chapel stood.

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Purchased by Amherst College in 1892, the Boltwood House was remodeled as a student dining hall and renamed Hitchcock Hall. It was razed in 1916 for the construction of Converse Memorial Library, now Converse Hall.

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Meadow being prepared for planting using oxen-drawn cultivator.

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Display of flying vehicles over Pratt Field during a baseball game, which includes zeppelins, hot air balloons, and early airplanes. The caption on the photograph reads, "High times on Pratt Field. Cheer for old Amherst."

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Chatty letter describing the setting in the dorm room, the "Millerites" (Adventists) in Amherst, textbooks being used, etc.

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A letter from Amherst College student Abel Packard, to sister Lucy, about Fourth of July activities around Amherst, and other details about life as a student at the college.

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Looking up Memorial Hill from the sidewalk on the left with Seeleye G. Mudd building and Merrill Science Center visible on rim of slope at right.

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Looking south across the fenced Town Common toward Amherst College.

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Looking south across the fenced Town Common toward Amherst College. Written on verso: "Common enclosed with fence 1860 -- see Hampshire Franklin Express 6/15/1860 p.2."

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Photograph taken from Johnson Chapel tower showing East College and Barrett Gymnasium.

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Photograph taken from Johnson Chapel tower showing the observatory and a view of South Pleasant Street and Northampton Road area. The Morse house is on the left.

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Photograph taken from Johnson Chapel tower showing houses along South Pleasant Street and beyond.

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Photograph taken from Johnson Chapel tower showing houses along South Pleasant Street and beyond.

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Photograph taken from Johnson Chapel tower showing houses and barns along South Pleasant Street and beyond.
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