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John Turner Henley Papers, 1857-1921

John Turner Henley Papers, 1857-1921
Mss. 65 H39
2.5 Linear Feet
Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters, 1916-1921, received by John Turner Henley, while a student at the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia Law School. The letters are from female and male friends from Williamsburg, The College of William and Mary, and The University of Virginia.  They write about their studies, student life, fraternity activities, work, and social life.  Other correspondents include Turner Henley's father, Novell L. Henley, Virginia Congressman and Williamsburg, Virginia lawyer, and his brother, Richardson Henley.  Richardson Henley, who graduated from William and Mary in 1920, writes about his engineering training with the War Department and his social life while working for Dupont and others in Georgia. Letters written to Rich Henley and others are also included.

The collection includes Turner Henley's grades, exams. financial papers, and emphemera from William and Mary and The University of Virginia, advertisement ephemera, bank statements/checks, and life insurance statements. A small group of papers are from Richardson Leonard Henley's law practice in the Williamsburg, Virginia area.  Most of the papers concern the estate of Mrs. William (Lavinia) L. McCaw and use the letterhead of  Eastern Lunatic Asylum where Lavinia McCaw was possibly a patient.

Henley, John Turner (1900-1974)
Administrative/Biographical History
College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae
College of William and Mary--History--20th century
Fraternities--Social--Kappa Sigma
Legal documents
University of Virginia
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--20th century
World War, 1914-1918
Financial records
Printed ephemera

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.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Mr. J. T. Henley.
Preferred Citation
John Turner Henley Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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