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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 155 Collections and/or Records:

Powhatan Robertson Journal

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.236
Scope and Contents

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 transcription of this journal was published in the William & Mary Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jan.,1931), pp. 61-68. A typed transcription is included with the original.

Dates: 1816

Office of the President, John Augustine Smith Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 2.24
Scope and Contents Contains a letter, photostats of letters, a photograph of a portrait, and biographical information about John Augustine Smith, President of the College of William & Mary from 1814 to 1826. Includes a letter, 20 December 1815, from John Augustine Smith of Williamsburg, Va., to Richard Bland Lee of Washington, D.C. There are also photostats of letters, 1818-1825, of John Augustine Smith. Finally, there is a photograph of a portrait and biographical material collected by librarians at the...
Dates: 1814-1944; Majority of material found in 1814-1826

Office of the President. Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 2.06
Scope and Contents Collection includes biographical materials, writings, and correspondence.This is an artificial collection of correspondence, 1848-1898, of and concerning Benjamin Stoddert Ewell while he was serving on the faculty and as president of the College of William and Mary. Prominent correspondents include: Ambrose Burnside, Ulysses S. Grant, Hugh Blair Grigsby, John Johns, Joseph E. Johnston, Robert McCandlish, Matthew Fontaine Maury, George Gordon Meade, Charles Minnigerode, William...
Dates: 1848-1898; Majority of material found in 1866-1886

Office of the President. James Madison Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 2.03
Scope and Contents

This collection, Acc. 1980.121, consists of 1 box of biographical material, photostats and transcripts of correspondence, and discourses, including one on the death of George Washington. An inventory is available in the Special Collections Research Center. See also Bishop James Madison Papers, Photocopies (65 Pst James Madison) which might be part of this accession.

Dates: 1775-1979; Majority of material found in 1776-1811

Office of the President. Lyon Gardiner Tyler Records

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Identifier: UA 2.07
Scope and Contents Series 1 (Acc. 1980.123): One box containing biographical material; engravings; lectures; addresses; publications; an article about the Gardiner Manor in New York; Tyler's application for the William and Mary presidency; testimonials; a calling card; correspondence, including a letter to Mrs. Alex S. Porter (circa 1917), possibly referring to Bound Volume no. 13.Series 2 (Acc. 1984.019): For preservation reasons, researchers will have to access all materials in this series on...
Dates: 1888-1935

Office of the President. Thomas Roderick Dew Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 2.05
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence from Dew as well as an account book.Note, dated October 16, 1837, written by Dew to Judge Abel P. Upshur, concerning the granting of credit to students by merchants. The note is handwritten on a printed Resolution by the Board of Visitors, adopted July, 1836.Letter, dated October 18, 1837, written by Dew to William H. Harrison, principal of the Academy at the Wigwam in Amelia, Virginia, and defends the institution of slavery in...
Dates: 1833-1852

Richard Randolph Letter to William B. Randolph, 1855 May 21

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Identifier: UA 345
Scope and Contents Letter written by Richard Randolph to William B. Randolph of Chatsworth (near Richmond, Va.), dated May 21, 1855. Richard Randolph introduces himself as being selected by William & Mary faculty as their agent to solicit financial aid for the College, "an unpleasant task, which I could not decline." He appeals to William Randolph by comparing Plymouth and Bunker Hill, Massachusetts to Jamestown and Yorktown, Virginia ("the provident Yankee and the 'chivalrous Virginian'"), mentions that...
Dates: 1855 May 21

Francis C. Riddick Letter to Wilson W. Jones

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Identifier: UA 5.197
Scope and Contents This letter, dated June 26, 1844 was written by Francis C. Riddick to Wilson W. Jones. Riddick is answering a prior letter received from Jones. Riddick refers to individuals named Ruffin and Douglas and their roles regarding an undisclosed matter related to Jones. He also refers to petition written by students on Jones' behalf. He states, "I have seen several of the fellows who know anything of the affair and all of them are willing to testify that you acted bravely, honourably and through...
Dates: 1844 June 26

Robb-Bernard Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 R54
Scope and Contents Papers, 1800-1901, of and relating to John Hipkins and John Hipkins Bernard (mostly accounts); of and relating to members of the Hipkins, Bernard and Robb families; and relating to the Hipkins-Bernard-Robb home "Rose Hill," Caroline County, Va. (later renamed "Gay Mont") and to Bernard's lands in Alabama, Texas and Arkansas. Includes diaries, correspondence, poems, accounts and account books of women (Elizabeth Hipkins, Jane Gay Robertson Bernard, and Helen Struan Bernard Robb); and legal...
Dates: 1665-2001; Majority of material found in 1850-1950

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...
Dates: 1840 July

Robert Strachen Jones Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.243
Scope and Contents

This collection includes Jones' 1872 William & Mary diploma and a letter he wrote to his brother on June 8, 1871. In the letter, he inquires as to the whereabouts of the suit he requested, speaks of impending examinations, and asks for money to pay his debts and last him up to July 4th.

Dates: 1871-1872

Samuel F. Bright Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ap4-MsV Ap5
Scope and Contents

Contain oystering accounts; farm accounts for "Porto Bella," York County, Virginia and "New Hope," [?]; cash accounts of Williamsburg, Virginia; list of ages and prices of slaves; records of physician's visits to family and slaves; remedy for colic; and memorandum of a purchase of land from College of William and Mary in October 1847.

Dates: 1826-1861

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....
Dates: 1834-1835, 1857-1860

Robert Saunders correspondence

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Identifier: SC 01829
Content Description

A single four page letter from Robert Saunders, Jr., (Williamsburg, Virginia) to Robert C. Randolph, (Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia), dated 1847 January 15. The letter contains Saunders concerns of official college business at William & Mary including the vacancy of the chair of Belle Lettres and the election of a permanent president. Saunders also lists and discusses potential presidential candidates.

Dates: 1847 January 15

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.

Dates: 1841-02-17

Scrapbook Regarding Policies of James Buchanan

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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.

Dates: 1857-1859

Anonymous Scrapbook

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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:...
Dates: 1885-1890

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...
Dates: 1850-1899

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;...
Dates: 1826-1857

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...
Dates: 1898-1899

Elianna Southall Letter to Robert Anderson

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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....
Dates: 1833 November 9

James N. Stubbs Papers, 1859, 1866

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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,"...
Dates: 1859, 1866

Thomas Jefferson Stubbs Family Papers

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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...
Dates: 1789-1933

Surveying Collection

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Identifier: UA 246
Scope and Contents Survey accounts prepared by individual surveyors for Virginia Counties. Collection also includes licenses, bonds and correspondence. Most of the reports include the name of the purchaser, the amount of acreage surveyed, the fee charged, and the date. Many of the names have been transcribed in the descriptions, but often the writing is illegible and names are misspelled. The Royal Charter established the College of William and Mary, and Article XVI appointed the...
Dates: 1741-1801

John P. Taliaferro Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 82 T14
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1846-1849, written to John P. Taliaferro, while a student at the College of William and Mary from his guardian, George B. Taliaferro of Baltimore, Md. and from William Lawson Fauntleroy and other friends and relatives. The letters are primarily concerned with John's future plans, the cost of his education, the activities of his friends, and the affairs of his relatives in Gloucester county, Va. Also included are three 1834 orders of the York County, Va. court.

Dates: 1846-1849