The Educational Journal of Virginia

Charles Henry Winston, Richard M. Smith, D. Lee Powell, John Meredith Strother, William Fayette Fox, H. H. Harris, Harry Fishburne Estill (F.), John Patrick McGuire, Rodes Massie, Richard Ratcliffe Farr, John Lee Buchanan, George R. Pace
Educational Publishing House, 1881

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