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Bishop James Madison Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01235
Scope and Contents Collection includes the following:Letter, 1776 July 30, James Madison, New York City to John Norton, London. Announces his safe arrival in New York after a passage of eight weeks which included a naval engagement of an hour and a half. Was received by Sir William Howe. Independence is certainly declared and arms will settle the dispute. New York is fortified.Letter, 8 October 1795, of James Madison, Williamsburg, Va. to William White, Philadelphia, Pa. Concerns Episcopal...

University Archives Bound Volumes Collection

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Identifier: UA 15
Scope and Contents This collection contains information about the College of William and Mary from the Eighteenth Century to the present. Included in the collection are faculty lecture notes from a variety of classes, scrapbooks, research notes, correspondence, textbooks used at the College of William and Mary, minute and account books, poetry books, student notebooks, a literary manual, and various other miscellaneous bound volumes.

Benjamin Crowninshield Papers

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Identifier: UA 5.099
Scope and Contents The collection includes one letter written by Crowninshield and four letters received by him while a student at the College of William & Mary in May and June of 1804.In his May 30, 1804 letter, he writes, “The pleasing manners of this place would be enough to keep one here, but the advantages of the college, I should think, would keep me here forever.” He also discusses the theories of Sir Isaac Newton and mentions walking with the president of William & Mary, Bishop James...

Bishop James Madison Letter to James Breckenridge

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Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2000.16
Scope and Contents Letter; 20 December 1805, Bishop James Madison, Williamsburg, to James Breckenridge, Botetourt County, Va. Concerns defending Madison against a claim to deprive him of land surveyed near Guyandot Falls by Breckinridge. Asks Breckinridge to discount fee at next College [of William and Mary] settlement. Also concerns Madison's Map of Virginia (1807) and a new method of taking latitudes.

Bishop James Madison Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 Pst
Scope and Contents Photostats of correspondence, 1777-1812, of Bishop James Madison, President of College of William & Mary, with Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Joseph C. Cabell, St. George Tucker, and others.  These copies are from originals housed in various libraries:  Harvard College Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, University of the South, Church Historical Society in Austin, Texas, Maryland Historical Society, Chicago Historical Society, Yale University and the Free Library of Philadelphia. ...

Notice from the President and Professors Acknowledging Robert Andrews, Jr. as the College's Attorney

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Identifier: UA 261
Scope and Contents Notice from the President and faculty of William & Mary, acknowledging Robert Andrews, Jr. as the College's attorney. The notice states that he is to receive, in the name of William & Mary, dividends due as of January 1, 1804. The notice is signed by President Bishop James Madison and professors St. George Tucker (law), Robert Andrews (math), and John Bracken (Grammar School). The Temple Seal is affixed to the document.

John Page Papers

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Identifier: SC 00923
Scope and Contents Letter, 14 September 1804, of John Page to [Bishop James?] Madison. Congratulates the recipient for the "happy state of affairs"under his administration.

What muse can dictate or what works express.  A handwritten poem  by John Page.  Undated.

Copy of letter written to "Gentlemen" which concerns military commissions for Thomas Tavener and John Badgley.

Office of the President. James Madison Records

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Identifier: UA 2.03
Scope and Contents This collection, Acc. 1980.121, consists of 1 box of biographical material, photostats and transcripts of correspondence, and discourses, including one on the death of George Washington. An inventory is available in the Special Collections Research Center.

Sarah C. Watts Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 W34
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of letters from Sarah Watts' parents giving advice on marriage and the purchase of goods, as well as giving local news. The letters from Williamsburg and Surry County, Virginia contain news of social events, local residents and activities at the College of William and Mary including the banning of parties by the President of the College, Bishop James Madison, the formation of a military company by the students, and the fighting of a duel. See also Southern...

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