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Mortimer Norton Wisdom Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0308

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of copies of letters written by Mortimer Norton Wisdom, to his mother when he was a law student at Washington and Lee University from 1872-1873. There are also copies of exams given by John Randolph Tucker in 1873 and copies of speeches given by Wisdom in 1872.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1872-1873


Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Mortimer Wisdom was a student at Washington and Lee University for five years, earning his B.L. in 1873, and a trustee from 1916-1919. He was also the father of John Minor Wisdom, Washington and Lee University, Class of 1925 (1905-1999).


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Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (January 26, 2005).

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Lexington VA 24450 USA