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Woodson C. Moody Certificates

Identifier: UA 5.278

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Scope and Contents

Collection includes three certificates issued to Woodson C. Moody, while a student at William & Mary. He attended 1836-1838, 1846-1847.

The earliest certificate is dated July 4, 1837 and acknowledges Moody's success "to the studies of Belles Lettres, Logic and Moral Philosophy." It is signed by faculty members Thomas Dew, Dabney Browne, Robert Saunders, Beverley Tucker, and John Millington. It features the Temple seal.

The second certificate is dated July 4, 1838 and acknowledges Moody's success "to the study of National Law." It is signed by the same faculty members as the 1837 certificate and also features the Temple seal.

The third certificate is dated July 4, 1847. It acknowledges his success "to the studies of Political Economy and Metaphysics." It is signed by faculty members Robert Saunders, Beverley Tucker, John Millington, and Charles Minnegerode. It features the Temple seal.


  • Creation: 1837 July 4, 1838 July 4, 1847 July 4


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

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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