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J.M.B and C.W.H coins

 Unprocessed Material — Folder: ViU2023-0002_001
Identifier: ViU-2023-0002

Content Description

This addition to RG 31/7/3, Facilities Management/Buildings and Properties/ Keepsakes contains two coins found under the marble plinth on the south elevation Rotunda during phase I of the plaza deck repair done in 2000-2001. One is a two-cent coin from 1865 with the initials J.M.B. inscribed on one side and '97 on the other. The other is a one-cent coin from 1879, with the initials C.H.W. marked on one side and '97 on the other. There is a possibility these were undergraduate students from the class of 1897: J. Miller Bonner from Camden, Alabama, and Charles W. Harlan from Charlottesville, VA.

Acquisition Type

Transfer

Provenance

Transferred by Martin Horn, General Contractor, from the Department of Facilities, 22 January 2019.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • Creation: 1865, 1879

Extent

.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter folder)

Inventory

2 coins