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Correspondence - Wallace Family, 1832-1833

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: id56812

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Letters from Thomas Wallace and William Wallace to family members. 1832 February 7 letter from Thomas Wallace, Williamsburg, Virginia to his Uncle, Thomas Wallace, Petersburg, Virginia while a student at the College of William and Mary. He begins his letter with the comment “Wmsburg has been a scene of dissipation since the 1st ball – I am not thoroughly convinced that nothing can be more injurious to the students than those balls and parties – they are now just sobering down from their career of frolicking.” He writes about three students who dressed up a horse in blankets and walked him up to the 3rd floor, played instruments loudly and cursed a professor and two students who have challenged each other to a duel. He notes his visit to Norfolk and he is staying away from females this semester. 1833 November 2 letter from William Wallace at the University of Virginia to his brother, Thomas Wallace in Petersburg, Virginia, about the lecture of Dr. Magill, his studies, languages, expenses, music, food, M.N. Washington and a break in at Monticello. 2 items.


  • Creation: 1832-1833


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From the Collection: 1.00 Linear Feet

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