Letter from Elianna M. J. Southall of Baltimore, Maryland, to her father (Papa), Robert Anderson in Richmond, Virginia. She requests money for guitar lessons from a Spanish teacher and mentions that she is attending medical classes at school. Writes about the lack of men at William and Mary where “only four students at Commencement” and proposed the college move to Richmond. November 9, 1833. The Anderson and Southall Families are from Williamsburg, Virginia. Includes letter from Dr. Pomfret to Dr. Swem about the provenance of the letter, April 25, 1944.
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