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Washington College (Lexington, Va.)

 Organization

Found in 96 Collections and/or Records:

A. B. Robertson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-15

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 39
Scope and Contents This letter was written by A. B. Robertson from New Wartrace, Tennessee on February 15, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Robertson requests Lee to send him a circular on Washington College. He goes on to explain his motivations in doing so.
Dates: 1866-02-15

A list of slaves belonging to Washington College, 1834-07-30

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 56
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series 1 of this collection primarily covers the period from 1763 through Samuel McDowell Reid's death in 1869. There are also a few later items dealing chiefly with his estate.

The bulk of the papers deals with business matters. Documents concern such matters as the James River and Kanawha Company, the North River Navigation Company, Washington College's relationship with the Society of the Cincinnati, slavery, and the financial dealings of John Robinson and the Hare family.

Dates: 1834-07-30

Alexander Lockhart Nelson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0303
Scope and Contents The Alexander Lockhart Nelson Papers consist of materials related to Nelson’s life as mathematician at Washington and Lee University; Nelson, Guy, Matthews, Archer, and Rennick family genealogy; an address by Nelson on his teaching experience during Robert E. Lee's presidency of Washington College; some family and miscellaneous correspondences; and photographs. Included and, perhaps, the primary aspect of the collection is Nelson’s notebook used during his time as both student and professor of...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1848 - 1902

Benjamin Franklin Doswell Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0061
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters written by Doswell to his family while he was a student at Washington College.
Dates: Inclusive 1847-1849

Benjamin Franklin Richardson Course Notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0552
Scope and Contents This collection contains two volumes of course notes taken by Washington College student Benjamin Franklin Richardson. One is from a course on the principles of evolution and the second is from a course on general chemistry, which was taught by Professor George D. Armstrong.
Dates: Unknown

Brick Company Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0443
Scope and Contents Ledger is an account book of a brick company near Lexington, the exact identity of which is unknown. The ledger records that Washington College purchased 200 bricks in 1858.
Dates: Inclusive 1857-1862

C. R. Hubbard to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-20

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 40
Scope and Contents This letter was written by C. R. Hubbard from Montgomery, Alabama on February 20, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Hubbard asks Lee to send to him a catalogue of classes at Washington College, as well to write back any information that would ensure his admission to the college.
Dates: 1866-02-20

Charles A. Graves Academic Certificate

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0657
Content Description A single parchment academic certificate signifying completion in the course of Latin for Washington College student Charles A. Graves, dated June 1868, and signed by Professor C.J. Harris and Washington College president Robert E. Lee.
Dates: 1868-06-18

Charles and Emmett McCorkle Lecture Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0139
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a lecture notebook used by Washington College and Washington and Lee University students Charles E. McCorkle between 1869-1870 and his brother Walter between 1870-1874. It includes a note about Robert E. Lee on the inside cover.
Dates: 1869 - 1874