This collection consists of 66 letters written by Robert Saunders of Williamsburg, Virginia to his wife Lucy Burwell Saunders (60 letters) and his daughters Lucy Page Saunders (3 letters) and Roberta P. Saunders (2 letters) from 1829-1867. There is also a letter written on May 4, 1847 to Overton Bernard, the father of College of William and Mary student Jesse Talbot Bernard.
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Source: Margaret P. Manlove. Gift.
Robert Saunders Letters, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Record updated by Mindy Gipson, SCRC volunteer, in January 2010.