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William Boulware Letter

 Collection
Identifier: UA 6.089

Scope and Contents

A letter dated July 12, 1846 to William Boulware from Sidney Brooks of New York. Brooks apologizes for not being in town to meet and entertain Boulware's friends Mr. and Mrs. [Thomas] Dew and reminiscences about previous trips to multiple towns in Italy and Boulware's kindness while on a visit to Naples. Brooks also discusses an article Boulware sent to him on the "Color of the Ancient Egyptians," and refers to Boulware's stance on race and intelligence. He finishes the letter by discussing the Mexican War [Mexican-American War] and economics.

Dates

  • 1846 July 12

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

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Conditions Governing Use:

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.

Biographical / Historical

William Boulware was a member of the Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary Board of Visitors in 1847 and again from 1859-1870. He was appointed by President John Tyler to serve as U.S. Minister to the Kingdom of Naples in 1840.

Administrative History: William Boulware was a member of the Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary Board of Visitors in 1847 and again from 1859-1870. He was appointed by President John Tyler to serve as U.S. Minister to the Kingdom of Naples in 1840.

Biographical Information:

William Boulware was a member of the Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary Board of Visitors in 1847 and again from 1859-1870. He was appointed by President John Tyler to serve as U.S. Minister to the Kingdom of Naples in 1840.

Administrative History:

William Boulware was a member of the Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary Board of Visitors in 1847 and again from 1859-1870. He was appointed by President John Tyler to serve as U.S. Minister to the Kingdom of Naples in 1840.

Extent

0.01 Linear Foot

Custodial History:

This collection was previously part of the University Archives Faculty-Alumni File Collection.

Related Materials:

University Archives Faculty-Alumni File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Mindy Gipson, SCRC staff, in May 2010.
Title
Guide to the William Boulware Letter
Date
2010-05-05
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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