Another early student was an English boy named Henry Caswall. In a memoir he wrote later in life, he remembers his first visit to Kenyon:
The road from Mt. Vernon to Gambier was then little more than a track formed by felling trees...At length I reached the hill on which Gambier is situated...I requested to be driven to the Bishop’s residence, and to my consternation I was deposited at the door of a small and rough log cabin, which could boast of but one little window, composed of four squares of common glass...
As did most students, young Caswall wrote home frequently. One of his letters survives. Written in 1828, this letter, along with offering one of the best descriptions of early Gambier, also provides some nice visual aids.
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