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

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George Dudley Seymour He Documented Hale's Story
letter from Hall of Fame
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Hall of Fame? Hopeless.
The first of Seymour’s two failed attempts for prominent honors for Hale was a campaign to have him installed in the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at the Bronx campus of New York University [now the campus of the Bronx Community College]. This letter from the Hall of Fame in 1920 said that the chance of Hale's election "looks rather hopeless." Seymour then wrote to Heywood Broun at the New York Herald-Tribune: "I replied that, in my opinion, the Hall of Fame was more in need of Hale than Hale was in need of the Hall of Fame."