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John Page Letters

Identifier: UA 5.219

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Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: circa 1831, 1836


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Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Administrative History:

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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Custodial History:

1836 letter presented by Enders Robinson.

Guide to the John Page Letters, circa 1831, 1836
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository