Presidents of the College of William & Mary

April 18, 2013 to October 17, 2013


This exhibit is part of a continuing series about the presidents of the College of William & Mary. It provides a history of the College as seen through the eyes of its presidents. This fourth installment details the administration of president Adam Empie (1827-1836).

Images of the exhibit are available from Swem Library on Flickr.

Curator: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist; Exhibit design: Jennie Davy, Burger Archives Specialist.

Letter from William & Mary rector John Tyler verifying he administered the oath of office to Adam Empie on January 11, 1828.

Oath of office for Adam Empie, 11 January 1828
Adam Empie Papers, Mss. Acc. 2011.707