Washington College (Lexington, Va.)
Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
This letter by Aaron Howell Pierson Sr. is addressed to Robert E. Lee. Pierson wishes to send his son to Washington College but does not know the requirements. Pierson worries that because of his son's service in the American Civil War, he may be too far behind his studies to attend.
This letter by Augustus Machim Garber is addressed to Robert E. Lee. He writes that he has sent catalogues of Washington College to his uncle. However, his uncle would like information on fees and payment to the school. Garber also mentions sculptor William Rudolph O'Donovan and shares that the scultpor, with approval from Lee, will continue workingon a bust of Stonwall Jackson.
Originally included with this letter was a photograph of O'Donovan's bust of Stonewall Jackson.
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.
A one page history of the church's relation to Washington College.
This pamphlet contains a listing of the faculty and information about courses offered at the college and student expenses.
This letter was written by D. S. Mulee from Fort Pulaski, Georgia on February 20, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Mulee writes from the fort prison, vouching for the character of his friend, John M. Taylor's, sons who had been sent to attend school at Washington College.
This letter by Dr. Wesley Emmett Gatewood is addressed to Robert E. Lee. Gatewood would like information on attending Washington College and a piece of clothing Lee wore during the American Civil War.
This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Elizabeth (referred to as Lizzie in the letter) Hull. She asks for information about Washington College for her adopted child.
This letter was written by VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith on March 12, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Smith writes to inform Lee that a new VMI cadet, William F. Dancey, believes that the damage to VMI has resulted in the institution being unable to perform its purpose. He relays Dancey's desire to instead enroll in Washington College.
This letter was written by Frank Magruder from Goshen, Kentucky on February 20, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Magruder requests that Lee send to him a circular for Washington College, as his son is interested in attending the school.
In this letter Lee writes to Rathmell Wilson in Philadelphia that the Washington College Board of Trustees has elected to let him purchase books for the institution.
President Lee's College: Robert E. Lee and the Renewal, Reformation, and Expansion of Washington College.
This letter was written by George J. Stewart of Madison Station, Virginia on February 5, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Stewart explains that he intends to apply to and attend Washington College for the coming semester. He also explains that he very much desired to attend the school where Lee was president, which led to a mistaken application to Virginia Military Institute where he initially believed Lee was president.
This letter was written by J. B. Heck on February 14, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The letter acts as a bill and statement of service to Washington College. Heck states the materials needed and the requested services for building shelving for the Washington College Library.
This letter was written by J. Emanuel on March 7, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Emanuel expresses interest in sending his son to Washington College and requests information on admission.
This letter was written by J. Marshall Dent from Maryland Agricultural College on March 13, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Dent explains to Lee that the classes at Maryland Agricultural College are to be suspended by March 25. He requests information on Washington College and inquires of the possibility of enrolling late in the term.
This letter was written by J. Speer Howarth from Delaware County, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Howarth requests information on Washington College pertaining to its student population and the general atmosphere of the college.
John O. Sullivan of Lincoln County, Tennessee requests catalogues of Washington College for some of his students who wish to attend.
This letter was written by John Raglan Glascock from the University of Virginia on February 14, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Glascock requests that a catalog or circular for Washington College be forwarded to him at the request of a friend from California interested in attending.
This letter by John Speck LaFever is addressed to Robert E. Lee. LaFever asks for information to attend Washington College.