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Office of the President. Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Records, 1848-1898

Office of the President. Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Records, 1848-1898
UA 2.06
0.8 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Collection includes biographical materials, writings, and correspondence.

This is an artificial collection of correspondence, 1848-1898, of and concerning Benjamin Stoddert Ewell while he was serving on the faculty and as president of the College of William and Mary. Prominent correspondents include: Ambrose Burnside, Ulysses S. Grant, Hugh Blair Grigsby, John Johns, Joseph E. Johnston, Robert McCandlish, Matthew Fontaine Maury, George Gordon Meade, Charles Minnigerode, William Cabell Rives, Francis Henney Smith, John Reuben Thompson, John Tyler, Henry A. Washington, and Henry A. Wise. Subjects include Ewell's hiring as professor of mathematics and as acting president, the fire of 1859, William and Mary during the Civil War, raising funds in the United States and England to restore the college following the war, the possible removal of the college from Williamsburg, the suspension of the college and its re-opening as a normal school to train male teachers.

Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert
Office of the President (1693-)
College of William and Mary--History--19th century
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

11/20/1980. Some letters were  purchased from Robert F. Butchelder in 1982. Telegrams were purchased fromm Joseph R. Sakmyster in 1988.
The 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: Robert F. Butchelder, Joseph R. Sakmyster.
Acc. 1980.130 received 11/20/1980. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
Related Materials
Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Papers in the SCRC's Manuscripts section (Mss. 39.1 Ew3)
For more information please see http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/controlcard.php?id=6796.
Related Publications
Chapman, Anne W. "Benjamin Stoddert Ewell: A Biography" 1984. PhD Dissertation, College of William and Mary. Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1984, C33
Preferred Citation
Office of the President, Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Records, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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