Papers, 1794-1895, of the Dew family. Mostly correspondence of Thomas Roderick Dew, faculty member and president of the College of William and Mary and his brother Benjamin Franklin Dew, a lawyer of Newtown, King and Queen County, Va.
Correspondents include William Boulware, Edward Everett, and Andrew Stevenson.
Includes documents, 1838-1858, relating to Thomas Roderick Dew's estate such as his will, inventories of personal property, court degrees, and accounts.
Certificate of pardon to Benjamin F. Dew signed by William H Seward stating that Benjamin F Dew took the prescribed oath of allegiance. Oversize
This collection is available on microfilm in the library microforms collection on the ground floor of Swem Library. See call number LD6051 .W517 1836 D49.
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Thomas Roderick Dew was the son of Thomas Dew. Thomas Roderick Dew graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1820. He was appointed professor in 1827. Dew became president of the College in 1836, serving until his death in 1846. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .