Two letters written by George Frederick Holmes to Rector of the Board of Visitors, Robert McCandlish, dated August 14, 1848. The first letter informs McCandlish that Holmes has just learned of his election as President of the new University of Mississippi and that he will write his resignation letter as soon as his daughter's health improves. Holmes' resignation letter is dated the same date and is eleven pages long, detailing his dissatisfaction with William & Mary, speficially mentioning relationships between the Board and the town and between the Board and the faculty.
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