A Guide to the Hampden-Sydney College Union Literary Society Correspondence, 1829-1857 Hampden-Sydney College Union Literary Society Correspondence Ms1993-001

A Guide to the Hampden-Sydney College Union Literary Society Correspondence, 1829-1857

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Collection Number Ms1993-001


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1993-001
Title
Hampden-Sydney College Union Literary Society Correspondence, 1829-1857
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English

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Scope and Content

Literary society established in 1789 at Hampden-Sydney College in Richmond, Virginia, to provide a forum for writing, speaking, and debating for its student members. Correspondence consists of sixteen letters of acceptance or refusal to lecture or to accept membership in the society, from John S. Caskie, Thomas Saunders Gholson, James E. Heath, Elias Lyman Magoon, Chesley Martin, Henry W. Miller, Joseph Nimmo, and Harry Robertson. Also includes letters from craftspeople and merchants concerning membership pins, curtains, ribbons, and diplomas. 


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South