Inventory of the Page-Saunders Papers 1790-1932 Page-Saunders Mss. 39.1 P15

Inventory of the Page-Saunders Papers 1790-1932

A Collection in the
Manuscripts and Rare Books Department
Collection Number Mss. 39.1 P15


Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary

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Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Collection number
Mss. 39.1 P15
Page-Saunders Papers 1790-1932
190 items.
Page Family, Saunders Family.
Correspondence and papers of members of the Page and Saunders families.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Publication Rights/Restrictions on Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Page-Saunders Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

Purchase: 109 items, 1938.

Biographical/Historical Information

Robert Saunders was born 25 January 1805 in Williamsburg, Virginia. He attended the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia. Saunders served as professor of mathematics at William and Mary from 1833 to 1848 and was president of the college 1847-1848. He was a captain in the Confederate States Army, head of Eastern State Hospital, mayor of Willamsburg, vestryman of Bruton Parish and served in the Virginia State Senate. Saunders married Lucy Burwell Page in 1828 and had, among other children, Roberta Saunders and Robert Page Saunders. He died 11 September 1868.

Scope and Content Information

This collection includes correspondence of Margaret Lowther Page of "Rosewell," Gloucester County, Virginia and Williamsburg, Virginia with her daughter Lucy Burwell Page Saunders and her son-in-law Robert Saunders. Also included are a diary, 1826, of Robert Saunders while on a trip from New York to Le Havre; published stories of Lucy Burwell Page Saunders; manuscript stories by Roberta Saunders; and correspondence of Robert Page Saunders.

There are references to Benjamin Stoddert Ewell and to the College of William and Mary in the papers; a letter, 16 February 1816, written by William Wirt to Robert Saunders; and letters from Sally M. Galt of Williamsburg.



This collection is organized into 4 Series. Series 1 contains Correspondence; Series 2 contains papers concerning estates; Series 3 contains writtings; and Series 4 contains miscellaneous material.


This collection is arranged mostly chronologically.

Index Terms

Contents List

Correspondence, 1790-1933 and n.d.
Series 1: Correspondence
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Papers Concerning Estates, 1887-1925.
Folder 4
3 items.
Series 2: Papers Concerning Estates
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Writings, 1872-1876.
Folder 5
Series 3: Writings
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Miscellaneous, 1813-1879.
Folder 6
Series 4: Miscellaneous
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