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College of William and Mary--History--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 152 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel Stuart Griffin Letters to James Lewis Corbin Griffin

 Collection
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....

Robert Saunders Letter to Henry A. Wise

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00509
Content Description

Two page letter from Saunders, President of the College of William and Mary, from Williamsburg, Virginia to The Honorable Henry A. Wise, informing him that a messenger had arrived recently to inform him that John Tyler had been elected President of the United States.

Scrapbook Regarding Policies of James Buchanan

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Sc28
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook, 1857-1859, of an unidentified person. The volume includes an account (newspaper clipping) of the burning of the College of William and Mary; and a manuscript copy of resolutions, 19 June 1858, passed by a meeting of the citizens of Erie, Pa. condemning the policy of [James] Buchanan's administration toward Kansas.

Anonymous Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ad161
Scope and Contents Scrapbook probably kept by Lyon G. Tyler. Contains newspaper clippings which concern politics especially the campaign of Fitzhugh Lee for governor of Virginia, the General Assembly of Virginia from December 1887-March 1888 as well as clippings concerning the College of William and Mary. Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings chiefly relating to political affairs in Virginia. Note:  The book contains the following clippings relating to William and Mary College:...

Series 3: Mattey School (Mss. Acc. 2011.592), 1850-1899

 Series
Identifier: id105319
Scope and Contents Items transferred from the W&M College Papers. Includes a 1850s transcription Copy of Mary Whaley's 1741 will; Copy of bill of chancery, 1750, amended 1751, concerning the disposition by her executor of certain funds bequeathed by Mary Whaley to the Mattey School, 9 pp., 1751, and reply, 3 pp. Copy of court order, 1752, for the settlement of the estate of Mary Whaley, 22 pp. Clipping concerning the legacy left by Mary Whaley for the Mattey School. Copy of court order, 1866, transferring...

Sheldon Business Papers and Accounts

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Identifier: Mss. 39.1 Sh4
Scope and Contents Papers, 1826-1857, (including accounts and memorandum books) of various mercantile firms with which Jacob D. Sheldon was associated in Williamsburg, Virginia, such as Jacob Sheldon & Co.; Cole & Sheldon; Sheldon & Maupin; Peachy & Sheldon; Thomas G. Peachy & Co.; and W. W. Webb & Co. Also includes papers of Jacob C. Sheldon and of Roscow Cole. The collection includes accounts with professors and students and staff at William & Mary; with Eastern State Hospital;...

William Winston Snead Papers, 1898-1899

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.188
Scope and Contents The collection includes six Certificates of Distinction awarded to Snead.  There is one dated June 23, 1898 and presented to Snead for passing his examination in the Department of Pedagogy.  It is signed by Hugh S. Bird (Professor of Pedagogy) and Lyman Brown Wharton (Secretary of the Faculty).  The Wren Building is engraved on this certificate.  The other five certificates are dated June 22, 1899 and feature engravings of King William III and Queen Mary II.  Snead was awarded these...

Elianna Southall Letter to Robert Anderson

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00258
Scope and Contents Letter from Elianna M. J. Southall of Baltimore, Maryland, to her father (Papa), Robert Anderson in Richmond, Virginia.  She requests money for guitar lessons from a Spanish teacher and mentions that she is attending medical classes at school.  Writes about the lack of men at William and Mary where “only four students at Commencement” and proposed the college move to Richmond.  November 9, 1833. The Anderson and Southall Families are from Williamsburg, Virginia.  Includes letter from Dr....

James N. Stubbs Papers, 1859, 1866

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.200
Scope and Contents This collection contains three certificates of achievement presented to Stubbs while a student at William & Mary. Dated July 4, 1859, they were received for achievement in French and Latin (both signed by Edwin Taliaferro, Professor of Latin and Romance Languages) and Rhetoric and Moral Philosophy (signed by Silas Totten, Professor of Moral Philosophy). In addition, there are four copies of a program from the University of Virginia's Washington Literary Society's "Final Celebration,"...

Thomas Jefferson Stubbs Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 St9
Scope and Contents Collection includes a lot of genealogical notes and copies of wills compiled by Thomas Jefferson Stubbs but also report cards, class notes, and letters of different Stubbs family members. An oration delivered by Thomas Jefferson Stubbs, Sr. before the Phoenix Literary Society is also included as well as his application for the professorship at William & Mary. There are letters written William Carter Stubbs while a student at William & Mary,letters of John Catlett Stubbs while...