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Series 3: Mattey School (Mss. Acc. 2011.592), 1850-1899

Identifier: id105319

Scope and Contents

Items transferred from the W&M College Papers. Includes a 1850s transcription Copy of Mary Whaley's 1741 will; Copy of bill of chancery, 1750, amended 1751, concerning the disposition by her executor of certain funds bequeathed by Mary Whaley to the Mattey School, 9 pp., 1751, and reply, 3 pp. Copy of court order, 1752, for the settlement of the estate of Mary Whaley, 22 pp. Clipping concerning the legacy left by Mary Whaley for the Mattey School. Copy of court order, 1866, transferring certain annuities to the College, 3 pp. Supplemental report on the Whaley legacy, by Benjamin S. Ewell, 1866, 2 pieces. Incomplete script of a pageant depicting a meeting of the faculty, 1866, with information on the Mattey fund, 1 piece. Broadside advertising the Mattey School, 1868. Lease of the grammar school building and lot to the city of Williamsburg, 1884, 1 piece. Copy of proposition made by the College to the school board of Williamsburg concerning a model school in connection with the Mattey School and the reply, 1889, 2 pieces. Outline of the course of study of the model school, 1899, 65 pp., 26 cm. Article: "Hoary old Williamsburg builds a modern school," by Helen Foss Weeks, undated, 1 piece. Lyon G. Tyler, "The Mattey Whaley model and practice school of the William and Mary College," Richmond, printed by Whittet and Shepperson, 1895, 18 pp., 23 cm


  • Creation: 1850-1899


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Biographical / Historical

Before being named the Matthew Whaley School, it was referred to as the Model School or Mattey School.


From the Collection: 1.2 Linear Feet


From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository