Dr. Lawrence T. Royster, courtesy Special Collections, University of Virginia Library

Lawrence T. Royster (August 18, 1874 in Norfolk, Virginia – January 7, 1953)[1][2] was a member of the Virginia Glee Club during the Glee Club 1893-1894[3] and 1896-1897 seasons.[4][5] While at the University of Virginia he was a member of Phi Theta Psi and the Corks and Curls staff.[6] He was among the students who saved the statue of Thomas Jefferson from the burning Rotunda in 1895.[7]

After graduating in 1897, he became a physician. He taught pediatrics on the faculty of the University of Virginia Medical School.[8] He was the founding doctor at the Baby Clinic of the Kings' Daughters, later the Childrens' Hospital of the Kings' Daughters.[9] He was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 1919[10] and Alpha Omega Alpha in 1922.[11]

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  1. "Catalog of Students". University of Virginia annual announcements, with a catalog of the officers and students of the University of Virginia: XVII. 1893-'94. http://xtf.lib.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=2005_Q4_3/uvaBook/tei/z000000167.xml;chunk.id=d12;toc.depth=1;toc.id=;brand=default;query=royster#1. 
  2. "Dr. Lawrence T. Royster". Find-A-Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63939855&ref=acom. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  3. Corks and Curls. VII. 1894. p. 145. 
  4. "Catalog of Students". University of Virginia annual announcements, with a catalog of the officers and students of the University of Virginia: 81. 1896-1897. http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924069712408;view=1up;seq=85. 
  5. Corks and Curls. X. 1897. p. 179. 
  6. Corks and Curls. 1895. p. 81. http://books.google.com/books?id=v6hVAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA147&ots=_6o75b2qwg&dq=%22henry%20r.%20elliott%22%20%22university%20of%20virginia%22&pg=PA81#v=onepage&q=royster&f=false. 
  7. "Dr. Lawrence T. Royster". Special Collections, University of Virginia Library. https://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2167341#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0. Retrieved 2020-07-09.  Cites the Bulletin of the UVa Medical School and Hospital, Fall 1942.
  8. "A Guide to the University of Virginia School of Medicine Student Notebook Collection, 1836-1943". University of Virginia Library. http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?query=royster&docId=uva-hs%2Fviuh00037.xml&chunk.id=#2. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  9. "History". The Kings' Daughters. https://www.kingsdaughters.org/who-we-are/history/. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  10. "Dr. Lawrence T. Royster". Virginia Medical Monthly 46 (3): 74. June 1919. http://books.google.com/books?id=9vg1AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA74&lpg=PA74&dq=%22lawrence+t.+royster%22+%22university+of+virginia%22&source=bl&ots=yNsTamOlRC&sig=qMr7lHXoQINZQn9Of3Of0hmpMMs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ZaShU_DvBOe-sQSutoDgDw&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=%22lawrence%20t.%20royster%22%20%22university%20of%20virginia%22&f=false. 
  11. "Alumni Doctors Initiated Into Alpha Omega Alpha". University of Virginia Alumni Bulletin. May 1922. p. 493. http://books.google.com/books?id=Kt1KAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA493&lpg=PA493&dq=%22lawrence+t.+royster%22+%22university+of+virginia%22&source=bl&ots=mKfEzrDC8P&sig=SLH0CaT7F2HLJEEaMR7kmtMJVkU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ZaShU_DvBOe-sQSutoDgDw&ved=0CD4Q6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=%22lawrence%20t.%20royster%22%20%22university%20of%20virginia%22&f=false. 
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