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Franklin, William E.


Biographical Note

William E. Franklin attended the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College from its founding in 1872 until his graduation in 1875. He graduated with a "Associates in Agriculture" and was a private in the cadet program. He was from Campbell County, Virginia.

There is a William E. Franklin (1848-1931), son of John M. and Mary I. Franklin, buried in New Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Concord, Campbell County, Virginia.

Source: "William Edward Franklin" entry,,, accessed Dec. 7, 2022.

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William E. Franklin Memorabilia

Identifier: Ms-1985-019

The collection includes memorabilia from William E. Franklin's student years (1872-1875) at Virginia Agriculture and Mechanical College: a program from the 1875 commencement exercises, an undated photo of the Cadet Corps, and an 1879 letter from Charles Martin, a professor of English.

Dates: 1873 - 1879