William Sanders Scarborough letters received,

Title
William Sanders Scarborough letters received, 1894-1921.
Author
Scarborough, W. S. (William Sanders), 1852-1926.
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8 encapsulated letters.
Genre/Form
Letters (correspondence.)
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  • Maya Angelou
Biography (note)
  • William Sanders Scarborough (1852-1926) was a renowned philologist and the President of Wilberforce University from 1908 to 1920. Scarborough was appointed professor of Latin and Greek at Wilberforce in 1876. In 1892, he was dismissed due to the prevailing sentiment that the classics had become irrelevant. Reappointed and promoted to vice-president in 1897 Scarborough served the university until he was forced to retire in 1920.
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Sc MG 474
Author
Scarborough, W. S. (William Sanders), 1852-1926. Collector
Title
William Sanders Scarborough letters received, 1894-1921.
Summary
The William Sanders Scarborough letter collection consists of eight letters: from Frederick Douglass (1894); W.E.B. Du Bois (1921); and Booker T. Washington (1902-1909). The letter from Douglass extends his apologies for being unable to attend commencement at Wilberforce. The two letters from Du Bois relate to the second Pan-African Congress to be held in 1921 and discusses when and where the conference was to be held. The five letters from Washington are general in nature, although one seems to deal with a disagreement they had.
Biography
William Sanders Scarborough (1852-1926) was a renowned philologist and the President of Wilberforce University from 1908 to 1920. Scarborough was appointed professor of Latin and Greek at Wilberforce in 1876. In 1892, he was dismissed due to the prevailing sentiment that the classics had become irrelevant. Reappointed and promoted to vice-president in 1897 Scarborough served the university until he was forced to retire in 1920.
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Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915.
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.
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Sc MG 474
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