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Thomas G. and Louise Rowe Pullen Collection

Identifier: Mss. 65 P96

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Scope and Contents

Collection of documents, 1655-1791, most of which relate to King William III and Queen Mary II of England. Includes correspondence of and warrants signed by William III; letter of Mary II; documents signed by Sir Christopher Wren; documents written by Samuel Pepys; order signed by James II; letter of Leopold, Emperor of Germany; engravings of William III; and a printed announcement of the ascension of William and Mary to the throne of England. Some documents are in French and Latin but some include transcriptions and translations. The Pepys documents which are in shorthand include transcriptions. Some documents available in transcript. The collection was a gift of Thomas G. Pullen and Louise Rowe Pullen, but was purchased from various sources.

Oversize box (Acc. 1989.14) contains 1688/89 Dutch satirical broadside entitled, "Arlequin Deodat, et Pamirge Hypochondriaques," depicting King James II, King William III and King Louis XIV, with four columns of verse, the first two in French and the latter two in English.  It is a variant of 1689 broadside.  16.25" x 22.5".

Addition 2008.312:  Payment request to the Treasury to pay "To the Treasurer of the Ordnance...3000," "...of the Navy for the Vicheallors...3000," Queen Dowager in part of her Quarter on such War. as you shall receive from their...1500," and "To the Earle of Rarelagh for the ....1500."  Written by a secretary but signed by William III.


  • Creation: 1655-1791


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:

Thomas G. Pullen, Jr. served as superintendent of education in Maryland and as president of the University of Baltimore. He apparently served in the friaries in World War I. He was a member of the College of William and Mary class of 1917. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: G. Pullen, Jr.


3.50 Linear Feet




Dutch; Flemish


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Acquisition Information:

Gift of 144 items by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. and Louise Rowe Pullen between 1965 and 1978; purchase of 4 items from Sotheby's on 6/11/1988; purchase of 1 item from Robert Maccubbin on 2/5/1994; purchase of 2 items from Christopher Edwards on 3/24/-1994; and gift of 1 item by Robert B. Sigafoes on 2/13/1996.

Processing Information

Accessions received from 1965 to 1980 were combined during processing and are all contained in Mss. 65 P96.

Guide to the Thomas G. and Louise Rowe Pullen Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository