The collection consists of two letters. The first letter is dated October 13th. Though no year is listed, it was likely written by Page in 1831. The letter is addressed to Burwell Bassett, who served on the Board of Visitors at William & Mary with Page. The letter focuses on the recently vacated mathematics professorship and Page's feelings regarding it. The second letter is dated November 30, 1836 and is addressed to Col. Charles S. Morgan of Richmond. In it, Page mentions the abolishment of the Chancery in Williamsburg and the "necessity of removing from this place or of abandoning my profession." He discusses ability to relocate after the death of his parents, including possibly moving to Richmond, as well as his political views.
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John Page was the son of Governor Page. He was listed as a student at William & Mary in 1806. He also served on the Board of Visitors, serving as Rector in 1831.
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John Page Letters, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/1378 Accessed August 22, 2019.