Sylvester Long Student File

Student file of Sylvester Long, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, who entered the school on August 28, 1909, and departed on October 10, 1913. The file contains student information cards, an application for enrollment, financial transactions, a former student response postcard, correspondence, medical/physical records, news clippings, an outing record, a progress/conduct card, progress/conduct cards from Dickinson College Preparatory School (Conway Hall), a report after leaving, trade/position record cards, and photographs.

The file indicates that after graduating Long went to Saint John's Military Academy and graduated in 1915. During his time at the academy he wrote to President Woodrow Wilson requesting a presidential appointment to West Point, which President Wilson granted him. However, Sylvester opted not to go and ended up as a Lieutenant in Princess "Pat's" Regiment fighting in World War I. The latest record in the file indicates that he was wounded somewhere in France in 1917.

In school documentation Sylvester Long is also known as Sylvester Long Lance (also spelled Sylvester Long-lance), Sylvester C. Longlance (also spelled Sylvester C. Long-lance), Sylvester C. Long, and Sylvester Clark Long. He is also known as Sylvester Chahuska Long Lance, also spelled Sylvester Chahuska Longlance, and Sylvester Chahuska Long-lance.


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RG 75, Series 1327, box 140, folder 5534
Sylvester Long Student File