Illiteracy in Virginia.

Some facts which cannot be overlooked. by Virginia. Dept. of Public Instruction.

Publisher: D. Bottom, Supt. Public Print. in Richmond

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StatementPrepared by E.R. Chesterman, secretary of the State Board of Education. Published by the Department of Instruction.
ContributionsChesterman, Evan Ragland, 1871-1931., YA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsLC152.V8 A3
The Physical Object
Pagination21 p.
Number of Pages21
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Open LibraryOL246122M
LC Control Numbere 15000928

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