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Chapter 65: Emmett, DeCottes, Sturgeon

April 27, 2016 McKeldin Library The University of Maryland College Park Continuing our study of Emmett’s junior year dorm mates at Stetson University, we now come to Emmett’s name on the list: Hamilton Hall, or, Hamilton House, was a women’s cottage dorm. Here’s what the 1902 Stetson University bulletin said […]

Chapter 64: Calmes & Merriday

April 27, 2016McKeldin LibraryThe University of MarylandCollege Park In the last post, I introduced you to some of Emmett’s dorm mates from when he was a student at Stetson University in 1903. Here’s the snippet from the essay in the Stetson Collegiate that I’m using as the basis of my […]

Chapter 62: My Grandfather

February 10, 1903 Dr. F.C. Wilson’s Home Chipley, Florida I’m in Chipley for a few days visiting my father, stepmother, and Grandfather Maxwell. He now lives with my father; Grandfather Maxwell is  frail these days.  Although Grandfather has been living with my uncle Evelyn Maxwell in Pensacola, Grandfather prefers to […]

Chapter 61: The Goal

January 4, 1903 East Hall Men’s Dormitory Stetson University DeLand, Florida I love where I am at this moment. This is different than the Seminary, and the Business College; this is about joining in active discussions with my professors about something I am entirely interested in, and this all makes […]

Chapter 60: Emmett Wilson, Law Student

April 22, 2016 McKeldin Library The University of Maryland College Park, MD Did you know Florida’s first law school was at Stetson University? It was founded in 1900, and Emmett was one of the very first graduates (he was Valedictorian for the class of 1904). When Emmett attended between 1902-1904, […]

Chapter 59: I Begin at Stetson

September 25, 1902Stetson UniversityDeLand, Florida I stood outside Science Hall at 7:30 am Thursday morning, September 25; it was a clear day, a cool morning, but I was sweating and nervous. I hadn’t had anything to drink since I arrived on campus day before yesterday; I’ve been too busy getting […]

Chapter 57: Secretarial School

September 7, 2016 Bender Library The American University I have holes in my Emmett Wilson timeline. Oddball gaps where I don’t know what was going in on his life. The only way I know how to narrow that gap is simply to read the contemporary newspapers from Emmett’s time — […]