The Resource Philip H. Scott letters, 1951-1953
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- The Philip H. Scott Letters, 1951-1953, consist of four letters, three of which are addressed to Philip H. Scott, a seventh generation descendant of James Madison, from the Office of the Dean at Madison College. The fourth is a handwritten draft letter from Scott to Percy H. Warren, Chairman of the Madison Day Celebration
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- Philip Henshaw Scott (1873-1962), was a native Virginian and a seventh generation descendant of James Madison. He was a member of the National Society of James Madison Family descendants and was in possession of several family heirlooms relating to Madison. Scott married Martha Moore Leitch on April 29, 1903. They went on to have five children: Philip Henshaw (1904-1914), William Wallace (1906-1931), Martha Moore (1908-1979), Meredith Leitch (1915-2002), and Johnny (1918-2009). He served as a career United States Coast Guard officer and commanded the USS Seminole. In 1951-53, while living in Gordonsville, Virginia, Scott was asked to visit Madison College to tour the campus and its facilities for certain days honoring James Madison. Scott approved of the state of the college and believed it held up it its namesake.
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