Formal portrait of professor Socrates Maupin of the University of Virginia
Original Author: A. B. Walter, engraver; Casimir Bohn, publisher
Created: 1859
Medium: Steel engraving

Socrates Maupin

This is a steel engraving of Socrates Maupin, professor of chemistry at the University of Virginia beginning in 1853, and faculty chairman from 1854 until 1868. Maupin resided in Pavilion VIII on the University Lawn. According to the 1860 U.S. Census Schedule of Slave Inhabitants of Albemarle County's St. Anne's Parish, Maupin enslaved eleven people, among them probably Burkley Bullock, who eventually became a prominent Black entrepreneur.

This image of the professor was published in Bohn's Albums and Autographs of the University of Virginia (1859).

Citation: R. W. Maupin Autograph Album, 1859, RG-30/1.032, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.