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Muscoe Garnett Hunter Papers

Identifier: UA 5.239

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes two receipts signed by Mary M. Peachy, one of which was for boarding Hunter, and two additional receipts. There is an essay or oration written by Hunter about "figures of speech," which includes a note from his instructor (whose initials might be LAS or TAS) stating "The entire absence of corrections shows how well Mr. Hunter has performed his task." There is an additional essay or oration, which appears to be incomplete, about Marshal Ney. The same instructor includes a note on this essay, writing "Your performance in itself I should not object to, but it is not a formal oration regularly divided as I intended it to be." The collection also includes a couple of pages of lecture notes, an engraving of "An Accurate Delineation of Readheffers Perpetual Motion," and a letter Hunter wrote home to his father. In it, mentions paying Mrs. Peachy, classes, examinations, "Roane," a student set to marry the daughter of the man with whom he boards.


  • Creation: 1817


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Biographical / Historical

Muscoe Garnett Hunter graduated from William & Mary in 1817.


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