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
Documentary Life of Nathan Hale
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Presidential approval
Seymour's campaign for a Hale postage stamp began with a letter in 1923 to President Harding, who called the idea "appealing" but said it was "not possible to provide for all the national heroes in this way." At the time, only presidents appeared on stamps. When Harding died Seymour wrote to President Coolidge who replied, "You may number me among those profoundly in sympathy with your fine purpose in bringing about a proper recognition of the patriotic services of Captain Nathan Hale."