James Madison Papers

James Ryan to James Madison, 11 May 1827

May 11th 1827

New York

Having understood from Timothy Clowes L L. D. President of Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland, that he is a candidate for a Professorship of Mathematics in another college, Situated in a more healthy climate than his present residence, and having had an opportunity of forming a correct judgement of his knowledge of Mathematics from his contributions to the Mathematical Diary and other Scientific periodical publications, I have no hesitation in declaring that I consider Doctor Clowes, capable of teaching the Elementary Course of Mathematics, usually taught in Colleges in the United States.

James Ryan

RC (ViU). Addressed to the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.

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