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Thomas McCandlish Papers

Identifier: UA 6.091

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes l letter written to T. Taylor, dated March 22, 1871 and written on William & Mary letterhead, an August 26, 1871 letter written to Archie Taylor thanking him for donating a volume to the library, his Oct. 1, 1871 letter of resignation as Chair of Latin and French due to health issues, and a printed announcement of the reopening of the College (October 1, 1871),.


  • Creation: 1871


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas P. McCandlish entered William & Mary as a student in 1853, at the age of 16. A resident graduate in 1859/1860, he taught privately to prepare boys for entrance to William & Mary. In 1860, he became an instructor in the Preparatory Department. During the Civil War, McCandlish served as quartermaster with the rank of captain for the 32nd Virginia Regiment, known as Pickett's Division. In 1866, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Ancient Languages and Mathematics and was promoted to Professor of Latin, French, and Roman and French History in 1870. He resigned from his post in October 1871, with his resignation taking full effect in October 1872.


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Custodial History

The announcement and letter to Archie Taylor were presented by Fielding Lewis Taylor of New York.

Related Materials

Thomas McCandlish Folder in the Faculty-Alumni File Collection, Special Collections Research Center

Faculty Assembly Records, Special Collections Research Center


This collection was previously part of the Thomas McCandlish folder in the Faculty-Alumni File Collection.

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository