Dr. Richard Hanks, the author of the book, is an alum of our department. The book signing and author talk will take place during the Riverside Arts Walk. Also during the Arts Walk, Cahuilla bird singing will take place outside in honor of the new exhibit that was curated by a number of our grad students. The information, below, is from the Riverside Metropolitan Museum.
Vermont’s Proper Son: The Letters of Soldier and Scholar Edwin Hall Higley, 1861-1871
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014 (During Riverside Arts Walk)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Ages: Best suited for teen and adults. All children (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult (18+).
Book: Dr. Richard Hanks’s book will be on sale in the Museum Gift Shop. Cash/Credit Card accepted.
“Vermont’s Proper Son: The Letters of Soldier and Scholar Edwin Hall Higley, 1861-1871” follows the life of Edwin Hall Higley who served as 2nd lieutenant in the First Vermont Cavalry during the Civil War. During the war, Higley wrote several letters to close friend Calvin Day Noble, a bulk of which concern his time in various battles in Virginia. Noble eventually moved to Riverside in 1874, bringing the letters with him. The Riverside Metropolitan Museum acquired the letters in 2000 as a part of the Samuel Cary Evans, Jr. Collection. The transcriptions for all the letters concerning the war are printed in full. In addition to serving in the Civil War, Higley later became a professor of German and Greek and was on the staff of Groton School in Massachusetts when he died.
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