The collection includes three letters written to Robert Wash by Susan Bowdoin, who refers to herself as both his sister and friend and one letter written by Elvia Pollard. The letters discuss letter writing, other individuals, including Beverley Tucker, and mentions of Williamsburg and Virginia.
1810, 1816, 1854
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Biographical / Historical
Robert Wash in known to have attended William & Mary in 1807 and 1809/10.