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Letter, 1847

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Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection consists of a single three-page letter written by F. [Frederick] N. Whaley, a student at Union Theological Seminary (Prince Edward County, Virginia), on May 13, 1847. Writing from the seminary to his friend James H. Orbison of "near Hopkinsville," Kentucky, Whaley proposes that the two meet at Natural Bridge, Virginia, in early July while Whaley and a classmate are on vacation and engaged in selling books. Whaley then extols at length the virtues of the Union Theological Seminary as a place of learning. He praises the faculty, facilities, and students, and notes that students have the opportunity to preach to the local congregation every 10 to 12 weeks and "can go out to the country and preach as often as you please." Whaley closes by discussing the activities of mutual acquaintainces and the possibility of meeting with Orbison later in the summer.


  • 1847


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research.


From the Collection: 0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US