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Cerulean Society Minute Book (Williamsburg, Va.), 1842

Cerulean Society Minute Book (Williamsburg, Va.), 1842
Mss. MsV Mi10
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Scope and Contents

Minutes, 1842 March 16-May 3, of meetings of the Cerulean Society of Williamsburg, Virginia which was a literary club formed by three women who inducted male "knights" into the group. A "knight" read a poem or thesis at each meeting and his talk was recorded in the volume. The book was kept by Mary Greenhow Lee while on a visit to Williamsburg and contains a list of people she visited. It also includes diary entries, 16 March-3 May 1842, concerning her visit in Williamsburg and 20 September-17 December 1842, concerning a visit in Winchester, Virginia.

This document was conserved with support from the Pulaski Club.

Cerulean Society
Lee, Mary Greenhow (1819-1907)
Cerulean Society of Williamsburg, Virginia
Clubs--Virginia--History--19th century
Literature--Societies, etc
Manners and customs--Southern States
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--19th century
Winchester (Va.)--History--19th century

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Related Materials
Phipps, Shelia Rae, " 'I Feel Quite Independent Now:'The Life of Mary Greenhow Lee." (Ph. D. Dissertation, College of William and Mary, 1998).
Preferred Citation
Cerulean Society Minute Book, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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