University of Virginia. Board of Visitors. Minutes, 1814-1828

Mss.378.755.V8lbo

Date: 1814-1828 | Size: 2 Volumes, 2 volumes, ca. 82 p., copies

Abstract

These are copies of the Board of Visitors minutes of the Albemarle Academy (25 March-17 June 1814), and Central College (5 May 1817-1819), both of which were forerunners of the university. There are also minutes of the reconstituted university (29 March 1819-7 April 1826, 10-24 July 1828). Among the members of the Board were Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison. Partly in hand of William C. Rives (?).

Collection Information

Physical description

2 volumes, ca. 82 p., copies.

Provenance

Purchased from Chinard ($50.00) and accessioned, 06/14/1957.

Early American History Note

This collection contains the Minutes of the Board of Visitors for the Albemarle Academy (1814) and Central College (1817-1819), the predecessors of the University of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison were members of the Board. Monroe's service on a committee is listed, and Jefferson is listed as rector for the university. Among the topics discussed were professorships for Natural History and Ancient Languages. Robert Patterson of Philadelphia received the appointment – and a salary of $600.

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • Albemarle Academy (Charlottesville, Va.)
  • Central College (Va.).
  • University of Virginia.Board of Visitors.

Genre(s)

  • Educational Material
  • Institutional Records

Personal Name(s)

  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836
  • Monroe, James, 1758-1831

Subject(s)

  • Colony and State Specific History
  • Education


Detailed Inventory

378.755 V8LT. University of Virginia. Board of Visitors. Minutes, 1814-1828
1814-18281 volume(s)volume 1