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Letters from Alumni and Friends


Letters from Alumni and Friends


  • Thomas Martin to Gordon McCabe

    "We have reached a critical period in the history of the University. The future of the institution depends on the ability, courage, judgment, and taste of the management more than ever before. "

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  • Robert Hughes to Armistead Gordon

    "I take the liberty of suggesting for the consideration of the Board that they organize some form of fire department ... The lack of such an organization among the authorities there, faculty and others, is so surprising that it almost looks like imbecility."

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  • W.D. McKenney to Paul Barringer

    "In November last just after the fire that so seriously damaged the University of Virginia our alumni resident here in Charleston held a meeting for the purpose of raising money to aid in the restoration of the buildings and refitting the departments. At that meeting, altho- [sic] only a small number was present, a very generous spirit was shown and we raised $375."

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