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Board of Visitors Records

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Identifier: UA 1
Scope and Contents The records of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary includes meeting minutes and agendas, matriculation books, correspondence, material from Board of Visitors Rectors Oscar L. Shewmake and Roy Harvey Chappell, Jr., publications, and audio recordings of meetings from 1961-1999. An index to Board of Visitors meetings for the period 1947-1984 is available in the Special Collections Research Center. Researchers are also encouraged to consult the University Archives...

Ferdinand Stewart Campbell Papers

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Identifier: UA 6.094
Scope and Contents The collection includes a letter, fragments, and a printed law defense pertaining to a legal case involving Stewart.The letter, written by Stewart to John Tyler of William & Mary's Board of Visitors, is dated July 6, 1825. In it, he states to Tyler that there are a couple of evils affecting William & Mary. One is the lack of preparation of the students, specifically in regards to their knowledge of the Classics. He suggests requiring students have a previous knowledge of...

George Frederick Holmes Letters

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Identifier: UA 6.099
Scope and Contents Two letters written by George Frederick Holmes to Rector of the Board of Visitors at William & Mary, Robert McCandlish. Both are dated August 14, 1848. The first letter informs McCandlish that Holmes has just learned of his election as President of the new University of Mississippi and that he will write his resignation letter as soon as his daughter's health improves. The second letter is Holmes' resignation and is eleven pages long. It details his...

James Semple's Views on Promoting the Good of the College

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Identifier: UA 6.117
Scope and Contents On July 6, 1825, William & Mary law professor, James Semple, submitted his views on how to promote the good of the College to Board of Visitors member and alumnus John Tyler. He's responding to what appears to be a call by the Board of Visitors to the faculty to offer suggestions for how to improve the state of the school and bring it back to its "former standing." His views are submitted in draft form and include strikeouts and changes he made. He suggests ending the term in early...

John Tyler Letter to Henry A. Wise

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Identifier: UA 6.060
Scope and Contents

Letter from John Tyler to Virginia Governor Henry A. Wise dated July 4, 1855. The letter states that Wise's being elected Governor would not be inconsistent with his remaining on William & Mary's Board of Visitors, and that other members of the Board hope Wise will not resign.

Robert McCandlish Letter to William Boulware

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Identifier: UA 1.01
Scope and Contents Letter from Robert McCandlish, Rector of the Board of Visitors at William & Mary, to newly elected member, William Boulware of King & Queen County, Virginia. The letter informs Boulware of his appointment and also lays out the expectation of him, should he agree to serve, especially in regards to attendance. McCandlish refers to the Royal Charter, which states that a quorum must be present to transact business. He goes into further detail about previous experience of there not...

Samuel Stuart Griffin Letters to James Lewis Corbin Griffin

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Identifier: UA 5.286
Scope and Contents This collection consists of seven letters written by William & Mary alumnus, Samuel Stuart Griffin of Williamsburg, to his son, James Lewis Corbin Griffin. In the first letter, dated May 7, 1834, Griffin acknowledges his son's recent change of plans, wherein his son now has a teaching position and is living in a public house. Griffin expresses concern over the kinds of individuals his son is likely to meet at the public house and how they may be negative influences on him....

Richard A. Wise Letters, 1861, 1880

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Identifier: UA 6.095
Scope and Contents

The Jan. 9, 1861 letter was written to his father, Henry. Wise mentions the organization of students into a military company under "Old Buck" (President Benjamin S. Ewell) and describes both the uniform and the arms. He also mentions that mail delivery service between Williamsburg and Norfolk has been changed.

His Aug. 26, 1880 letter is to the Board of Visitors, resigning his position as professor of chemistry.

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