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Samuel Valentine Cole to Margaret Murray Washington

 Digital Image


  • 1902-07-25

Biographical / Historical

Scanned from President Cole's ledgerbook of outgoing correspondence, this letter concerns the prospects of admission to Wheaton for Portia Washington, daughter of Booker T. and Margaret Washington. Only the second-known instance of a person of color applying for (and being denied) admission to the seminary, a trend which persisted until 1946. The Washington family's incoming correspondence was not kept at the time.

Repository Details

Part of the Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections Repository

Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton Massachusetts 02766