Special Collections

Lord Botetourt's Coffin Plate
October 11, 2018
Lord Botetourt Coffin Plate, 1770

The Special Collections Research Center is installing a new exhibit Friday, October 12th, to both celebrate the return of Lord Botetourt's coffin plate to the University Archives and commemorates the anniversary of his death.  This marks the first time it has been on exhibit on the William & Mary campus since 1956, when it went out on long-term loan to Colonial Williamsburg.

Norborne Berkeley, 4th Baron Botetourt, was Governor of the Virginia colony from 1768-1770. At the time of his appointment, Lord Botetourt was an important figure...

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