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Cerulean Society Minute Book (Williamsburg, Va.)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Mi10

Scope and Contents

Minutes, 1842 March 16-May 3, of meetings of the Cerulean Society of Williamsburg, Virginia which was a literary club formed by three women who inducted male "knights" into the group. A "knight" read a poem or thesis at each meeting and his talk was recorded in the volume. The book was kept by Mary Greenhow Lee while on a visit to Williamsburg and contains a list of people she visited. It also includes diary entries, 16 March-3 May 1842, concerning her visit in Williamsburg and 20 September-17 December 1842, concerning a visit in Winchester, Virginia.

This document was conserved with support from the Pulaski Club.

Dates

  • 1842

Language of Materials

English

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:

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Extent

1.00 Linear Feet

Related Materials:

Phipps, Shelia Rae, " 'I Feel Quite Independent Now:'The Life of Mary Greenhow Lee." (Ph. D. Dissertation, College of William and Mary, 1998).
Title
Guide to the Cerulean Society Minute Book (Williamsburg, Va.)
Author
Special Collections Staff.
Date
2007-08-16
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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