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November 2017 Document of the Month | Scrapbook clippings of Maury Monument

 

By John Coski
Historian

Eighty-eight years ago this month, on the 11th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, Richmonders gathered to unveil Frederick W. Sievers’ statue of Matthew Fontaine Maury on Monument Avenue. Confederate Museum House Regent Susan Harrison dutifully clipped articles about the statue, labeled them, and pasted them into a scrapbook.

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