This collection contains correspondence, news clippings and articles, and certificates from and about the F.H.C. Society at the College of William and Mary. Some of the certificates are for membership in the student group while others were given to College of William and Mary faculty. Also included in the collection is a lecture given by Professor Hans C. von Baeyer about St. George Tucker to the society.
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Source: Various Gifts and Transfers.. Acc. 2008.128 was a gift of Mrs. Robert Hornsby received prior to 2007. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
Medals from the F.H.C. Society can be found in the University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13). Additional material is available in the following collections: Ralph Stambaugh Papers (UA 5.042); Robert Hunt Land Papers (UA 6.012), Box 2; University Archives Oral History Collection (UA 43) in the Yelverton Oliver and Elizabeth Cleveland Kent interview, p. 20; University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8) including P77.8, P1985.54, P1986.58-59, and P1989.304-305; Tucker-Coleman Collection (Mss. 40 T79) under Letters, 6/7/1773, 3/19/1774, 9/7/1777, 3/30/1779, 7/29/1781, and 10/8/1783; Thomas Jefferson Papers (Mss. 39.1 J35) Lot 2, F7 #238, Letter, 6/14/1819, Jefferson to Thomas McAuley.
A System of Moral Philosophy by Francis Hutcheson (B1500 A2 1755 Tucker), may have been part of the F.H.C. Society library, in Rare Books; Fifteen Sermons Preached at Rolls Chapel by Joseph Butler (BX5037 B84 1749), book given by F.H.C. Soceity to Swem, in Rare Books; The Flat Hat Club and the Phi Beta Kappa Society: Some New Light on Their History, edited by George Preston Coleman, 1916 (LJ75 P29 W75) in Archives Books; In Token of Friendship: Early Fraternity Medals at the College of William and Mary> by Robert Warren Storm, Jr. 1973 (LJ41 C63 S8) in Archives Books; James Innes and His Brothers of the F.H.C. by Jone Carson, 1961 (F234 W7 C3449) in Archives Books; James Innes and His Brothers of the F.H.C. by Jone Carson, 1965 (F234 W7 C345) in Archives Books.
F.H.C. Society Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.