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College of William and Mary--History--18th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

Address Delivered to William & Mary

 Collection
Identifier: UA 6.046
Scope and Contents An address delivered to "William and Mary College" by Walker Maury, regarding liberty.

Robert Andrews Papers

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Identifier: 00/06/UA 6.002
Scope and Contents Acc. 1980.119: This accession includes biographical material, silhouette, correspondence, deed of sale for one slave, and copies of the Virginia Almanac, edited by Andrews (1781-1796).

Acc. 1985.014: This accession contains photocopies (no originals) of genealogical material about Robert Andrews, his ancestors, and his descendants.

Appointment of Edmund Gibson, Bishop of London, as Chancellor of the College of William & Mary

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Identifier: UA 151
Scope and Contents Appointment of Edmund Gibson, Bishop of London, as Chancellor of the College of William & Mary, dated April 2, 1729. Written in Latin on parchment, it is signed by James Blair, who was both President of William & Mary and Rector of the Board of Visitors in 1729. The appointment also features the original college seal.

Benefactions of Francis Nicholson, Esqr. to the Church & Clergy in North America

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Identifier: 01/Mss. MsV Ch14
Scope and Contents "Benefactions of Francis Nicholson, Esqr. to the Church & Clergy in North America" prepared by Rev. George Keith, which lists the churches and amounts of money given by Nicholson to build churches from 1689 to 1704.  Also noted is  "Benefaction to the College of  Williamsburgh in Virginia of several hundred pounds." Keith was agent for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. 8 pages. There is an incomplete contemporary copy as well as a typescript of the manuscript....

Benjamin Sherrod Student Notebook

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Identifier: UA 5.271
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Benjamin Sherrod's student notebook, while attending William & Mary in May 1799. It includes notes taken on Rousseau's Social Contract and Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, confirming that both texts were studied at W&M.

Blagden Notebook

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Identifier: 01/Mss. MsV Nas1
Scope and Contents Notebook, 1739, kept by B. Blagden, A. B., St. John's College, Cambridge, [University, Cambridge, Eng.] concerning hydrostatics, mechanics, optics, and astronomy.

Book bears the note that it was brought to Virginia by William Byrd to be used at the College of William and Mary. The note is in a modern hand and there is no documentation of this information.

Blair, Banister, Braxton, Horner, Whiting Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.1 B58
Scope and Contents Letters, chiefly 1765-1817, of the Blair, Banister, Braxton, Horner, and Whiting families. Correspondents include John Blair (1732-1800), Anne (Blair) Banister and Mary (Blair) Braxton Burwell Prescott. Many of the letters are written by women.Subjects covered in the collection include the Baron de Botetourt, William Tryon, Martha Washington, dueling, social life and customs, marriage and courtship, medicine, the Richmond theater fire, slavery, War of 1812, the College of William...

Board of Visitors Records

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Identifier: 00/01/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...

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.

John Bracken Papers

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Identifier: UA 6.090
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two documents. One is dated August 13, 1791 and signed by John Bracken. It is an agreement among William Griffin of King and Queen County, Corbin Griffin of York County, Cyris and Samuel Griffin of Williamsburg, and Richard Adams of Richmond. Bracken is mentioned twice in the document. The other document is dated October 26, 1792 and appears to be related to the first. Written and signed by Bracken, the document serves as a receipt of transfer/sale of stock and...