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Morgan Jedediah Livingston Smead Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 6.115
Scope and Contents The collection includes letters written by or sent to Smead. While most are written in English, some are written in German.One letter of note was written by Smead in 1855 to Hugh Blair Grisby, noting the discovery of the original Phi Beta Kappa seal, found in a secret desk drawer of W&M alumnus Judge Stuart of Staunton, Virginia. He details the story relayed to him by Stuart's son regarding how it's likely the seal came to be hidden and forgotten about for more than 50 years....

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  • Names: Phi Beta Kappa. Virginia Alpha (College of William and Mary) X
  • Subject: Berlin (Germany)--Description and travel--19th century X