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Essay "Historical Sketch of Richmond College"

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Essay "Historical Sketch of Richmond College"

Description

This 1907 Messenger essay details the University's history as it is described as a matter of great interest to students and the community. Among the history of the foundation of the college, there is discussion of a "colored" server named Tom who Mr. Ryland mentioned often. Tom "the cupbearer" was said to be extremely speedy at serving and clearing the dishes, and "enjoyed keenly the honors of the position, and regarded himself as one of the early graduates." There is also discussion of the Civil War, in regards to how Richmond College needed to shut down as many of its students went off to fight in the war, and the institution itself was used as a hospital.

Source

Harwood, Samuel. "Historical Sketch of Richmond College." The Messenger (1907): 12-24. University Archives, RG 24 Student Publications. Virginia Baptist Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia.

Publisher

The Messenger, University of Richmond

Date

1907

Language

English

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Messenger33.8.12-1907.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Harwood, Samuel Gladstone, “Essay "Historical Sketch of Richmond College",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 20, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2984.