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1908-1915
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1908-1915
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1908-1915, of Herbert Cannon Lipscomb (1882-1973) of Lynchburg, Virginia, consisting of letters, clippings, photographs, postcards, receipts, and telegrams. Letters and postcards consist mainly of correspondence from friends and students to Lipscomb describing trips across the United States, to Canada, and to Europe; educational life at Randolph Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, and Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, including postcards from students at the latter informing Lipscomb who taught them latin in high school. Clippings are articles concerning Professor William E. Dodd (1869-1940) who once taught at Randolph Macon College and a program at Randolph Macon Woman's College; the receipt is for the purchase of books for the Woman's college; and the telegram provides the score of a ball game. Twelve photographs are from in and around Vico Varo in Italy and were taken by a friend of Lipscomb's. The rest are apparently of a vacation at an unidentified location. Correspondents include Robert Emory Blackwell (1854-1938), Mary F. Crosby, Maria Baiveri di San Paolo, and Martin [last name?]
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Herbert Cannon Lipscomb was born 17 September 1882 in Salisbury, Maryland. He graduated from Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, and received his doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University. In 1909 he was appointed chairman of the Latin Department at Randolph Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, holding this position until he retired in 1955. He was active in the college, serving as chairman of the fine arts committee from its beginning in 1926. In the late 1930s he was instrumental in developing a project to collect works by Virginia women writers for the college library. He was named professor emeritus in 1955 and in 1959, the college library was named after him. Lipscomb died in Ashland, Virginia, October 1973.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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94
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Grant, Joseph William
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001532043
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