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Reinterment of Thomas R. Dew's Remains

Carrying the Remains of Thomas Roderick Dew

In a photograph taken in 1939, African American workmen and several white officials from the College of William and Mary carry a coffin containing the remains of Thomas R. Dew into the College of William and Mary chapel. Dew, an ardent supporter of the institution of slavery, was the president of the college from 1836 until his death in 1846. Dew died in Paris and was buried there, but ninety-three years later he was reinterred at the college.

Original Author: College of William and Mary photographer

Created: 1939

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of University Archives Photographs Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary

Lowering Thomas Roderick Dew's Casket

In a photograph taken in 1939, workmen—all but one African American—lower a coffin containing the remains of Thomas R. Dew into a crypt beneath the chapel at the College of William and Mary. Dew, an ardent supporter of the institution of slavery, was the president of the college from 1836 until his death in 1846. Dew died in Paris and was buried there, but ninety-three years later he was reinterred at the college.

Original Author: College of William and Mary photographer

Created: 1939

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of University Archives Photographs Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary

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  • Carrying the Remains of Thomas Roderick Dew

    In a photograph taken in 1939, African American workmen and several white officials from the College of William and Mary carry a coffin containing the remains of Thomas R. Dew into the College of William and Mary chapel. Dew, an ardent supporter of the institution of slavery, was the president of the college from 1836 until his death in 1846. Dew died in Paris and was buried there, but ninety-three years later he was reinterred at the college.

    Original Author: College of William and Mary photographer

    Created: 1939

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of University Archives Photographs Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary

  • Lowering Thomas Roderick Dew's Casket

    In a photograph taken in 1939, workmen—all but one African American—lower a coffin containing the remains of Thomas R. Dew into a crypt beneath the chapel at the College of William and Mary. Dew, an ardent supporter of the institution of slavery, was the president of the college from 1836 until his death in 1846. Dew died in Paris and was buried there, but ninety-three years later he was reinterred at the college.

    Original Author: College of William and Mary photographer

    Created: 1939

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of University Archives Photographs Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary