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Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Group C, 1833-1962

Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Group C, 1833-1962
Mss. 98 M99 Group C
1.5 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

The collection, 1833-1897, mostly consists of letters written to and by James Duncan Graham. Many are to and from his children (William Montrose Graham, Salvadora Graham, James Duncan Graham, Margaret C. Graham and Richard Worsham Meade Graham) and concern their education, health and his concern that they accommodate themselves to the social customs of the time. Two of his sons attended the United States Naval Academy (one also attended Racine College). The other attended the United States Military Academy. Letters also concern Graham's engineering projects, his connection with scientific societies and donations to libraries, the Mexican War, the decision of the family to remain loyal to the Union and the cultural interests of the family (opera and music in particular) and the family portraits done by G.P.A. Healy.

In 2011, a 1860's era photograph album belonging to James Duncan Graham was added to Box 1.

Graham, James Duncan (1799-1865)
Graham, William Montrose (1834-1916)
Military engineers--United States
Racine College (Wis.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Mexican War, 1845-1848
United States--Jewish History
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers--History--19th century
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

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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Acquisition Note
 Source: Barton Myers.
Related Materials
See also; Gustavus A. Myers Papers, 1834-1869, Samuel Myers Papers, 1796-1845, and the Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Groups A and B, Myers Papers (II), all at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Preferred Citation
Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Group C, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Updated by Anne Johnson in 2009 and 2011.
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