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Sarah C. Watts Papers, 1807-1809

Sarah C. Watts Papers, 1807-1809
Mss. 65 W34
0.25 Cubic Feet
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12.00 items
Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of letters from Sarah Watts' parents giving advice on marriage and the purchase of goods, as well as giving local news. The letters from Williamsburg and Surry County, Virginia contain news of social events, local residents and activities at the College of William and Mary including the banning of parties by the President of the College, Bishop James Madison, the formation of a military company by the students, and the fighting of a duel.<p>

See also Southern Women and their Families in the 19th Century Papers and Diaries Series C Reel # 15 in Swem Library’s microforms area, call number HQ1438 .V5 S68

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Filed in chronological order.
Watts, Sarah C.
College of William and Mary--History--19th century
Lynchburg (Va.)--History--19th century
Madison, James, 1749-1812
Surry County (Va.)--History
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--18th century

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Access Notes
When available, microfilm, photocopies, digital surrogates, or other reproductions must be used in place of original documents.
Acquisition Note
Gift 12/1950
Related Materials
Available on microfilm from University Publications of America. Transcripts available with collection.
Preferred Citation
Sarah C. Watts Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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