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Robert Saunders correspondence

Identifier: SC 01829

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Content Description

A single four page letter from Robert Saunders, Jr., (Williamsburg, Virginia) to Robert C. Randolph, (Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia), dated 1847 January 15. The letter contains Saunders concerns of official college business at William & Mary including the vacancy of the chair of Belle Lettres and the election of a permanent president. Saunders also lists and discusses potential presidential candidates.


  • Creation: 1847 January 15


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Biographical / Historical

Robert Saunders Jr. (1805-1868) was professor of Mathematics at William & Mary beginning in 1833, president pro tem beginning in 1846, and served as president from June 17, 1847 - July 1848.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 legal-size folder)




Arranged into one series: Series I. Correspondence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gary A. Barranger '73 Law '76

Related Materials

Robert Saunders Letters (MS 00270), William & Mary Libraries, Special Collections Research Center

Guide to Robert Saunders correspondence
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
2023 January
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository