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Maria to Elizabeth Ewell Letter

Identifier: SC 01106

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Scope and Contents

Letter, 1859 October 30, from someone named Maria to Elizabeth S. Ewell, daughter of College of William and Mary president Benjamin S. Ewell. In the letter, the author writes about life in Williamsburg, Virginia, the engagements of local men including professor Edwin Taliaferro to Bland Tucker, the Williamsburg Female Academy, and the loss of George T. Wilmer as rector of Bruton Parish Church.


  • Creation: 1859 October 30


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Custodial History:

This letter was previously part of the College Papers Collection (UA 14).

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2014.074 was received by Special Collections prior to 2007.

Related Materials:

Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Papers (Mss. 39.1 Ew3).

Physical Description

25 1/2cm x 20 1/2 cm

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in April 2014.

Guide to the Maria to Elizabeth Ewell Letter
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository