College of William and Mary--History--18th century
Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:
King William County Plat Book
A book containing a collection of plats, apparently made by Thomas Fox, agent and surveyor, for William & Mary of land owned by the college in King William County dating from 1790
King William III and Queen Mary II Papers
King William III Letter to Francis Nicholson
Letter to Nicholson requesting that he give all possible aid to the College of William & Mary.
Land Indenture between Thomas Jones and the College of William & Mary
Land indenture between Thomas Jones and the College of William & Mary, dated 1723. The indenture covers a tract of land in Prince George and Surry Counties. The revenue from this land was to be used for maintaining and educating scholars at the College.
Land Indenture between William Stith and the College of William & Mary
Indenture between William Stith and the College of William & Mary, covering two lots, numbers 314 and 315, in the City of Williamsburg. Dated May 4, 1738.
Robert Hunt Land Papers
This collection contains materials relating to Robert Hunt Land's work on the history of the College of William and Mary. It includes a published description of Land's proposed history of the college, notes and correspondence about the proposed history, and biographical information about alumni (1814-1881). It also contains correspondence between Herbert Ganter, Earl Gregg Swem, and Robert Hunt Land about Ganter's research on William and Mary at the Library of Congress.
Lemon Project Collection
The collection consists of reports and projects supported by the Lemon Project including student papers and oral histories. The collection also contains programs, and brochures from events invlolving members of the Lemon Project.
The London Chronicle, 1770 June 7-8
Vol. XXVII No. 2104 of The London Chronicle, dated "From Thursday, June 7 to Saturday, June 9, 1770," which includes mention of the endowing of the Botetourt Medal at the College of William and Mary by Virginia's Colonial Governor.
Bishop James Madison Papers, Photostats
Jack Eric Morpurgo Papers
John Page Memorandum Book
Memorandum book, 1762-1797, of John Page begun while a student at the College of William and Mary. It contains a record of the General Episcopal Convention in Philadelphia in 1785, notes in Latin and Greek, and scientific and astronomical writings, including a notation of a November 1776 observation of astronomical activity by Page and Bishop James Madison.
List of persons enslaved by the College of William & Mary
This list of persons enslaved by the College of William & Mary, circa 1780, includes the enslaved persons that were then at the College as well as those hired out.
The list has been digitized.
A transcription of this list is also available in the folder "Slaves owned by the College" in the University Archives Subject File Collection (UA 9).
Petition of the President and Professors
A petition from the president and professors of the College of William & Mary to Virginia Chief Justice Paul Carrington and other judges requesting that the case between John Bracken and the College be speedily determined. There is also a note from Bracken consenting to having a verdict decided by the October 1787 court term. The petition is signed by College president Bishop James Madison and John Brakcen and includes the Greek temple form of the Collegte seal.
Office of the President. James Blair Records
Preston Family Papers
Edmund Randolph Letter to Rev. S. S. McCrosky
One-page letter from Edmund Randolph to the Reverend S.S. McCroskey regarding Randolph mortgaging land to the College of William and Mary for 500 pounds. A typescript is also included.
Robert Michie Letter to David Watson
Stephen Hawtrey Letter to Edward Hawtrey
Francis Thornton Turner Letter
A letter from an unidentified student of the College of William and Mary to Francis Thornton Turner of Fredericksburg, Virginia, dated September 1, 1783. The student's signature is illegible. The letter includes a reference to the fact that only five students remained at the College in this period after the American Revolution.
Virginia Counties Collection
Artificial collection of papers relating to various counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Includes current West Virginia Counties of Berkeley, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan, Nicholas and Pendleton because the material was generated when these counties were part of Virginia.