Letter written by William & Mary alumnus Claiborne replying to William & Mary alumnus Griswold's invitation to return to Williamsburg, an invitation given by the "Committee to the approaching Celebration." The letter was written eight days after the 1859 fire and speaks to its rebuilding and the perseverance of the College, its faculty, and alumni.
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Herbert Augustine Claiborne, Jr. attended William & Mary from 1836-1839 and was originally from New Kent County, Virginia.
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This letter was part of the Faculty-Alumni File Collection, and in 2015 it was accessioned as a its own manuscript collection (Acc. 2015.115).