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Personal and professional papers of Dr. Franklin Riley, Southern historian, teacher of history at University of Mississippi and Washington and Lee, and author. Papers date 1843-1930. Formerly on deposit at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill under the accession number 1533.
Franklin L. Riley was professor at University of Mississippi and Washington and Lee University. He was born in Hebron, Lawrence County, Miss., graduated from Mississippi College and did his graduate work at Johns Hopkins University. He married Fanny T. Leigh in 1891 and had seven children, including Edward Miles Riley, Director of Research at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href="http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Franklin L. Riley">http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Franklin L. Riley</a>.