James McDowell Correspondence
Scope and Contents
This collection contains two letters written to James McDowell while he was a Congressman. In one, dated May 16, 1848, James Paxton writes that he is not sure if the administration of Washington College needs changes, discusses the pay of the professors, which varied from $800 to $1300 per year, Governor William Smith's recent appointment of George H. Lee to fill a vacant judgeship. The other from C. S. M. Lee, J. S. Fishburn, and W. P. Wharton, dated December 6, 1848, asks him to deliver a speech for two literary societies at Washington College during its upcoming commencement ceremony. There is a typed transcription of each letter.
- McDowell, James (Correspondent, Person)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Col. Harvey E. Sheppard in 1962.
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