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“The Illustrious Heroes of ‘76”, Thomas Wynne’s Valedictorian Speech, 1854 July 4

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 20
Identifier: id287307

Scope and Contents

Typescript on four one-sided sheets; at end: “Valedictory Address delivered by Thomas George Wynne on July 4, 1854, on the occasion of his graduation from the College of William and Mary. Transcribed by Frederick W. Boelt”; the speech focuses on two heroes: James Otis and Patrick Henry; includes a tribute to college instructors, and thanks to Friends of Williamsburg.

Handwritten of the Valedictory Address on ten one-sided sheets, sewn together with thread


  • Creation: 1854 July 4


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

English and Latin

Conditions Governing Access:

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From the Collection: 0.50 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository