Board of Trustees Papers Regarding Nelson
Washington And Lee University Trustees
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A portion of the Washington and Lee Trustees Papers, specifically regarding Nelson, in the minutes from October 3, 1910. Nelson was eulogized in the Trustee meeting following his recent death. Describing Nelson as gifted, talented, an asset to the University, this document briefly outlines his accomplishments, both at the University and elsewhere, noting that, “In his death, the faculty loses a wise counselor, the University an able professor, the community a valued citizen, and the world a masterful teacher of mathematics."