Photograph of John Llloyd Newcomb
JOHN LLOYD NEWCOMB

Professor of Engineering and then President of the University of Virginia from 1931-1947, Newcomb (1881-1954) corresponded with the Lady Astor regarding her donation of the artifacts that would become the Astor Collection. Newcomb wrote that there was no room at the University to display the items but accepted them anyway, relegating them to their life of storage.