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Papers of Harrison Williams, Jr., 1928 March 15-June 10.

Author: Harrison Williams
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Diary of Harrison Williams, Jr. of Leesburg, Va., entitled, "My Last Three Months at Virginia," kept while a fourth year student at the University of Virginia. Topics include: drinking, Margueritte's, prohibition, student life, studies and examinations, the Yellow Journal and professors. Topics of interest mentioned briefly include speeches by Walter Lipman, Claude Bowers and Count Keyserling, the burial of Gaetano  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Named Person: Edwin Anderson Alderman; Claude Gernade Bowers; Harry Clemons; Hugh Cumming; Hermann Keyserling, Graf von; Gaetano Lanza; Ivey Foreman Lewis; Walter Lippmann; Arthur Francis Macconochie; Donald MacDonald; John Levi Manahan; John Lloyd Newcomb; James Morris Page; Mary B Proffitt; B F D Runk; William M Thornton; Bruce Williams
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Harrison Williams
OCLC Number: 647914173
Description: 1 volumes
Other Titles: Harrison Williams, Jr. papers

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Diary of Harrison Williams, Jr. of Leesburg, Va., entitled, "My Last Three Months at Virginia," kept while a fourth year student at the University of Virginia. Topics include: drinking, Margueritte's, prohibition, student life, studies and examinations, the Yellow Journal and professors. Topics of interest mentioned briefly include speeches by Walter Lipman, Claude Bowers and Count Keyserling, the burial of Gaetano Lanzo, voting for Al Smith in a straw ballot, professors investing in stock market, Eli Banana parade, Engineering School elections, Harry Clemons's reorganization of the Library, road trips, Zeta Psi fraternity (including a brief mention of alumnus Hugh Cumming), the lowly status of the Dept. of Education which was made up of "women and other objectionables," and an incident in which President Newcomb carried the body of his future wife's mother down the street from her boarding house to St. Paul's There are anecdotes about his good friend Donald MacDonald as well as E.A. Alderman, Ivey F. Lewis, Arthur Macconochie, John L. Manahan, John Lloyd Newcomb, James Page, Mary Proffitt, B.F.D. Runk, William M. Thornton, Bruce Williams.

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