In this letter, Frank Hampton chides Will for coming to Hudson but not stopping to see him. He asks if Will is interested in joining a regiment and says if his father enlisted, he think he will as well.
Knowlton Hall, along with Fine Arts, was built to replace West Hall which was destroyed in the Fire of 1874. For many years, the building, which housed the Museum, was also known as the Science Building.
This letter from Lauraette LaFleur to her son Chauncey give him news of the family and comments on farming but the real purpose of the letter is to give him advise on the best way to lead a young man's life.