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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 151 Collections and/or Records:

Lyman Brown Wharton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.138
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, a poem, and a portrait.  The first letter is dated June 2, 1882 and was written by Wharton to James Lyons of the Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary, pleading with him and the Board to not move the College out of Williamsburg.  The second letter is dated August 21, 1888 and was written by Wharton to the Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary, accepting his appointment as Professor of Languages.  The third letter is January...

William and Mary Students Copy Print

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Identifier: SC 01240
Scope and Contents An 8 x 10 photograph of William and Mary students in front of the George Wythe House, May 1875. Names of students are identified on the back of the photograph.

William G. Stanard Papers

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Identifier: SC 00579
Scope and Contents Letters, 1888-1928, written to William G. Stanard, secretary of the Virginia Historical Society and editor of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography concerning historical and genealogical matters. Includes letters from Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, J. Franklin Jameson, Lyon G. Tyler, and W. A. R. Goodwin. Some of the letters concern the College of William and Mary and the history of Williamsburg, Va. June 15, 1925, letter from W. G. Stanard to E.G. Swem concerning a portrait of General R. E....

William Smith Student Report

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Identifier: UA 5.146
Scope and Contents "Two-monthly Report" on W&M student, William Smith. The documented is pre-printed with the title as quoted above and "William & Mary College." There is also a pre-printed statement, explaining the purpose of the form is to keep parents and guardians notified of a student's progress. It is signed by William Barton Rogers and addressed to Michael F. Keyser of Baltimore, Maryland, likely Smith's guardian. Rogers includes a handwritten note dated May 11, 1832. He acknowledges receiving the...

Williamsburg, Virginia Letters

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Identifier: SC 00397
Scope and Contents Photocopies of three letters written from Williamsburg, Virginia by W.W. Vest, J.M. Chevers and Unknown. W.W. Vest of Williamsburg, Virginia to John M. Speer (or Speed) of Lynchburg, Virginia about hiring out of negroes and financial matters. 1843. Unknown in Williamsburg, Virginia to Robert Saunders in Fauquier, Virginia about family and a scandal at "The Springs." 1844. J. M. Chevers, a student in Williamsburg, Virginia, to Rev. CW. Thomson in Richmond,...

Richard A. Wise Letters, 1861, 1880

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Identifier: UA 6.095
Scope and Contents The Jan. 9, 1861 letter was written to his father, Henry. Wise mentions the organization of students into a military company under "Old Buck" (President Benjamin S. Ewell) and describes both the uniform and the arms. He also mentions that mail delivery service between Williamsburg and Norfolk has been changed.

His Aug. 26, 1880 letter is to the Board of Visitors, resigning his position as professor of chemistry.

Archibald Woods Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 W87
Scope and Contents Papers, chiefly 1783-1846, of Archibald Woods of Ohio County, West Virginia. The papers concern his family, the Poage family, and the Houston family, as well as his business dealings. Correspondents include Levi Barber, Daniel Call, Philip Doddridge, Chapman Johnson, Henry Lee, James Pindall, Benjamin Ruggles, Daniel Sheffey and John Tyler, Edgar Campbell Wilson, George Washington Wilson and Thomas Wilson. Subjects dealt with in the collection include banking, cholera, the Cumberland Road, land...

Woodson C. Moody Certificates

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Identifier: UA 5.278
Scope and Contents Collection includes three certificates issued to Woodson C. Moody, while a student at William & Mary. He attended 1836-1838, 1846-1847.The earliest certificate is dated July 4, 1837 and acknowledges Moody's success "to the studies of Belles Lettres, Logic and Moral Philosophy." It is signed by faculty members Thomas Dew, Dabney Browne, Robert Saunders, Beverley Tucker, and John Millington. It features the Temple seal.The second certificate is dated July 4, 1838 and...

Gustavus W. T. Wright Letter

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Identifier: UA 5.185
Scope and Contents February 22, 1904 letter written by Wright to Henry Dearborn "Student at Law" in Washington. He describes not taking the time to write his parents as he's been engaged in amusements such as dancing parties. He describes the local girls as "very free, easy and interesting in their manners but few of them are even tolerably handsome."  Wright names several local women, including Jane Russell, Sally Carter, and a Miss Cary.  He states he is boarding with a Mrs. Maupin and that...

Thomas G. Wynne Papers

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Identifier: MS 00041
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters, sermons, financial records and other material pertaining to Thomas G. Wynne of James City County Virginia. Wynne graduated from William & Mary as the valedictorian in 1854, and a copy of his valedictory speech is included in the collection along with his diploma. After graduation, Wynne taught in the James City County schools, and a sample report card from the 1880s can be found in the collection. Also included in the collection is Wynne's William &...