Maxwell, William (1784-1857) to Dr. Robert Archer
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.013 Author/Creator: Maxwell, William (1784-1857) Place Written: Richmond, [Va.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 March 1847 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25 x 20 cm. Order a Copy
Regarding "...meeting of the Executive Committee of our Virginia Historical & Philosophical Society, the following resolution was adopted, on the matter of [illegible] Capt. [illegible] H. Ellis..." Also, includes the Society's request for Archer to prepare a description and historical account of Fort George, on Old Point Comfort, Va. Maxwell, a Yale-educated attorney, was a noted poet and President of Hampden-Sidney College in Virginia.
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