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John Tyler Papers, 1840-1931

John Tyler Papers, 1840-1931
Mss. 39.2 T975
0.1 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1840-1931, relating to John Tyler. Includes document, 1842, signed by Tyler; campaign ribbon, 1840, for William Henry Harrison and Tyler; speech, 1915, by Armistead Churchill Gordon at the dedication of monument to Tyler in Richmond, Va.; program, 1931, at the unveiling of Tyler Bust in Virginia State Capitol; and engravings, prints, photographs of portraits and copies of a silhouette of Tyler.

Photocopy of a letter from J. Tyler, Sherwood Forest to John Tyler, his son suggesting that he find employment, then he can work on his theological and scientific theories.  The Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary meet to appoint a Professor of Chemistry and "I understand from your last letter...you have withdrawn from the candidancy."  January 16, 1854.  Copied from the original at the Virginia State Library in 1942.

Letter from John Tyler, Sherwood Forest, to H.B. Grigsby seeking information about a meeting of the College of William and Mary Board of Visitors and the death of L.W. Tazewell.  May 14, 1860.

Tyler, John (1790-1862)
Grigsby, Hugh Blair (1806-1881)
Tyler, John, Jr. (1819-1898)
College of William and Mary. Board of Visitors
College of William and Mary. Dept. of Chemistry
Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841
Tazewell, Littleton Waller, 1774-1860
Tyler, John, 1790-1862
Tyler, John, Jr. (1819-1898)
United States--Presidents

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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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Acquisition Note
 Source: Paul Richards, purchase..
Acc. 1968.33, 1860 letter to H.B. Grigsby, was purchased and received on 8/1/1968.
Related Materials
See the Tyler Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Preferred Citation
John Tyler Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
1851 and 1860 letters added in August 2012.
Collection Material Type:
Other Note
Inventory available at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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