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George Wythe Collection, 1779-1927

George Wythe Collection, 1779-1927
Mss. 39.2 W99
0.2 Cubic Feet
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60 items
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Copies of letters, 1781-1783, from George Wythe, Williamsburg, Va. , one to John Adams and another to Thomas Jefferson concerning the use of the College of William and Mary as a hospital. Also includes a magazine article about Wythe; newspaper copy of William Munford's oration at Wythe's funeral; correspondence, 1921, of Robert M. Hughes concerning a monument for Wythe's grave; a form book of Peter Tinsley, clerk of the High Court of Chancery which gives "Forms of Injunctions," Forms of Orders," "Certificates,"Processes,"Executions," "Rules of Court," "Bonds," and "Appeal," of chancery cases from the Richmond High Court (1779-1802); several engravings of Wythe and bills of complaints in lawsuits.
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Wythe, George (1726-1806)
Adams, John, 1735-1826
College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae
College of William and Mary--History--18th century
Colonial period, ca. 1609-1774
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Continential Congress
Declaration of Independence
House of Burgesses
Hughes, Robert M. (Robert Morton), b. 1855
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Legal documents
Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Munford, William, 1775-1825
Tinsley, Peter
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--Lawyers
Universities and Colleges--Virginia--Faculty
Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Virginia. High Court of Chancery
Virginia. High Court of Chancery. Richmond District
Williamsburg (Va.)--Colonial Period--History
Williamsburg (Va.)--History

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Collection is open to all researchers. Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Librarian, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library. 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.
Acquisition Note
The materials in this collection were donated  by Clarence Hodson, Spencer Timm, and Fritz Herschfeld and purchased by W&M Special Collections in batches between 1974 and 1996.
Preferred Citation
George Wythe Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Updated by Anne Johnson in 2009.
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