This collection contains items relating to King William III of England (1650-1702) and his wife Queen Mary II (1662-1694) spanning 1689 to 1710. There is also research material, dated 1986-1988, relating to King William III and Queen Mary II. The collection consists of three letters of appointment to office, a commission (written in Latin), a warrant for payment of services, and a manuscript volume of public revenues and expenditures during the reigns of William III, Mary II, and Queen Anne (1665-1714). There are also letters written by King William III to Edmund Andros and Francis Nicholson, asking for their support of the College of William and Mary. Finally, there is a scroll which has the financial accounts of Lord High Admiral Russell with the government of King William III and Queen Mary II.
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William III of England (The Hague, 14 November 1650 - Kensington Palace, 8 March 1702; also known as William II of Scotland and William III of Orange) was a Dutch aristocrat and a Protestant Prince of Orange from his birth, Stadtholder of the main provinces of the Dutch Republic from 28 June 1672, King of England and King of Ireland from 13 February 1689, and King of Scotland from 11 April 1689, in each case until his death.
The College of William & Mary was named for William III and his wife Queen Mary II. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:
The materials in 75s W67 were donated in batches to W&M Special Collections between 1953 and 1975 by Edwin E. Willoughby, Martha E. Stehley, Russell A. Stewart, H. C. Hofheimer, and Mary T. Stanford. Acc. 1983.116 acquired 07/1977; Acc. 1984.009 acquired 01/19/1984; Acc. 1985.081 acquired 12/12/1985; Acc. 2008.75 received 8/2008 from Prof. Robert Maccubbin; Acc. 2009.033, gift of John Stewart Bryan, was received on 4/1/1936.
See also the Thomas G. and Louise Rowe Pullen Collection (Mss. 65 P96), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.Acc.
1983.116: A photocopy of this letter is also available in the Subject File under Finances -- 1693.
Acc. 1984.009: A photocopy of this letter is also available in the Subject File under Finances -- 1694.
Engraving of King William III and Queen Mary II Medallions, 1745, in artifact collection.
UA 76 combined with this collection in April 2012 by Benjamin Bromley. Acc. 2012.154 added by Benjamin Bromley in April 2012.
King William III and Queen Mary II Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/2561 Accessed March 03, 2021.