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Vice Admiral Farragut public reception invitation

 Collection — Box: BW 44, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16682

Content Description

This collection consists of one printed invitation to Lieut. M. L. Rouse for a public reception of Vice-Admiral Farragut given by the Citizens of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia on March 31, 1865. The invitation reads "You are respectfully invited to attend a Public Reception of Vice-Admiral Farragut, to be given by the Citizens of Norfolk, and Portsmouth and vicinity, on the evening of Monday, the 3rd inst., at Mechanics' Hall, commencing at 7 1/2 o'clock" The invitee's name is printed in pencil, and fourteen names are listed for the Committee of Arrangements.


  • Creation: March 31, 1865

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870) was a U.S. Admiral who achieved fame for his Union naval victories during the American Civil War. Farragut resided in Norfolk, Virginia prior to the outbreak of the war. His loyalty to the Union and U.S. Navy resulted in Farragut moving to New York.


.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter size folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from L & T Respess bools by the Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia on November 11, 2021.

Guide to the Vice Admiral Farragut public reception invitation
Rose Oliveira, Accessioning Archivist
19 May 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States