JSTOR also offers a journal article with more details about the institution, "Canton College: An Early Attempt at Higher Education in Illinois," written by Mildred Eversole, J. Wright and N. W. Dewey for the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Vol. 34, No. 3 (Sep., 1941), pp. 334-343. The article concludes with the text of a letter written by a faculty member in 1838 and it provides a fascinating glimpse of the life of a teacher for a struggling institution.