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Sentimental Journey, and from Hopkinson a polyglot Bible.
Sumner gave his classmate Kerr, in their Senior year in college, the Apothegms of Paulus Manutius, an edition printed in Venice in 1583. Having access to bookstores and libraries, he was often the agent of his classmates in borrowing and purchasing books.
He maintained a frequent correspondence with Browne, who was studying law with Rufus Choate at Salem; with Hopkinson, who was first a tutor at Cambridge and then a law-student at Groton; with Tower, who was teaching school at Waterville, N. Y., and afterwards studying law with Hermanus Bleecker, in Albany; and with Stearns and Frost,—who were teaching, the former at Northfield, and the latter at Framingham.
The letters which they wrote to him are familiar and affectionate, usually addressing him by his Christian name, and most of them quite extended.
Of these he kept during his life more than fifty, written from Sept., 1830, to Sept., 1831.
Once a week, or oftener, he