College of William and Mary--History--19th century
Found in 152 Collections and/or Records:
Box 1 contains photostats of petitions and supporting documents, testimonies, and memorials on the subject of moving the College of William and Mary from Williamsburg to Richmond, Virginia. The petitions and testimonies were collected by the Colleges and Education Committee of the Virginia General Assembly as part of its action on a bill proposing to move the school.
Box 2 contains newspaper accounts of the episode.
Primarily Phi Beta Kappa correspondence of Charles Washington Coleman and John Lesslie Hall, both of whom served as Secretary of the Alpha of Virginia chapter. Also includes some meetings of minutes, poems, addresses, and bylaws; a notebook listing "Distinctions awarded in English and in History;" obituaries of Hall; English examinations (questions only)' documents from George Willis Guy about his high school and college course work.
This collection contains minutes, official correspondence, treasurer's books, and financial records of the Phoenix Literary Society, a College of William & Mary student group in the 19th-20th centuries.
This collection consists of a journal kept by Robertson while a student at William & Mary in 1816. He mentions engaging in social activities within town, places within town such as the "Old Capitol," and sometimes refers to lectures. He frequently writes about women.
A typed transcription is included.