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Robert Hunt Land Papers

Identifier: UA 6.012

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials relating to Robert Hunt Land's work on the history of the College of William and Mary. It includes a published description of Land's proposed history of the college, notes and correspondence about the proposed history, and biographical information about alumni (1814-1881). It also contains correspondence between Herbert Ganter, Earl Gregg Swem, and Robert Hunt Land about Ganter's research on William and Mary at the Library of Congress.


  • Creation: 1938-1942

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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 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 Information:

Robert Land Hunt was a student (1932-1934), faculty member (1939-1942), and librarian (1942-1951) at the College of William and Mary. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


2.20 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1981.002 acquired on 02/01/1981 and 03/27/1989.

Related Materials:

See also Series 29 of the Robb-Bernard Papers, Mss. 65 R54, for correspondence written by Robert Hunt Land during his service on the USS Brooklyn during World War II.

Information about related materials is available at

Guide to the Robert Hunt Land Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository