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- Papers, 1844-1856, n.d., of Benjamin Blake Minor (1818-1905) including an undated handwritten manuscript titled "History of Virginia, 1496-1763" probably written in Minor's hand; two letters, 25 November 1844 and 10 January 1845, from Benjamin Blake Minor to Lucian Minor, Louisa Court House, Virginia, regarding various literary matters and comments on the SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER; an autobiography dated 1856 possibly written by Lucian Minor (b. 1802); an undated list of "books connected with history of Virginia," and undated notes relating to the discovery of America
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- Benjamin Blake Minor (1818-1905) served as editor of the SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER (1843-1847), principal of the Virginia Female Institue, Staunton, Virginia (1847-1848), and president of the University of Missouri (1860-1862). Lucian Minor was a cousin, born on 4 April 1802, Louisa County, Virginia, and died on 6 July 1858. He was admitted to the Albemarle Bar in 1830 and married Lavinia Callis Price on 4 May 1846.
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