Nathan Hale: Yale 1773 :: Curator: Richard E. Mooney mssa exhibition

Hale's Life in Connecticut  |  The Years At Yale  |  In The Revolutionary War  |  How Sculptors Saw Him  |  George Dudley Seymour  |  Images & Namesakes  

George Dudley Seymour He Documented Hale's Story
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Seymour's imagined Hale

Seymour's fulsome imagination of the 19-year-old schoolmaster reading a letter from his classmate James Hillhouse exudes hero worship:

"I can picture Hale, the ruddy, athletic young school teacher, smiling and again frowning as he reads and re-reads the letter at his rude high schoolmaster's desk in his little schoolhouse over there in New London; now he folds it carefully, and having done so, turns it over and, with a meditative air, endorses it in his clear, flowing but thrifty hand."