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William Small Collection

Identifier: UA 6.056

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

This collection consists in large part of photostats and transcription. The originals are held by various other institution. Contact a staff member for further information: a list of scientific instruments and Small's account with the College of William and Mary, as well articles and biographical information about him. Also included are copies and transcripts of correspondence to, from, and about Small, and photocopies of a picture of him.


  • Creation: circa 1760-2000


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Conditions Governing Access

This 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 reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Professor of Natural Philosophy at William & Mary (1758-1764).


0.40 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Custodial History

Bursar's accounts for William Small that were previously part of the College Papers Collection (UA 14) were transferred to the collection in June 2012.

Acquisition Information:

Transfered. Accession 1986.011.

Guide to the William Small Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository