Washington College (Lexington, Va.)
Found in 100 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents
- No. 1 - College Life Before the War -- The evolution of the College Company -- It is Prepared For War
- No. 2 - The College Co. Ordered to Join Stonewall Jackson
- No. 3 - The College Co. Moving to Join Stonewall Jackson
- No. 4 - Again On the Move -- Staunton to Winchester
File — Box: 7A, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents This letter was written by W. W. Anderson of Bethany, West Virginia on February 2, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Anderson explains his dissatisfaction with the state of Bethany College. He requests that Lee, upon evaluation, accept himself and a dozen other Bethany College students into Washington College.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 45
Scope and Contents This letter was written by William W. Early from Hyattsville, Maryland on March 9, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Early requests from Lee a catalogue of classes for Washington College.
Scope and Contents This bond certificate dated August 1869 in the amount of $250 is made out to Madison H. Effinger of Rockbridge County, Virginia, for the endowment of Washington College. The certificate is signed by J. M. Leech, University Treasurer, and John W. Brockenbrough, University Rector.
Scope and Contents This collection is an envelope showing a lithograph of Washington College Colonnade between 1865-1875, which is addressed to J. R. Burns of Le Grange, Texas.
Dates: between 1865-1875
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 41
Scope and Contents This letter was written by William Brazelton from New Market, Tennessee on February 25, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Brazelton writes as a way to introduce J. M. Gillespie from Rhea County who attended Washington College. He also explains some events of his life, as well as the nature of young southern men.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 46
Scope and Contents This letter was written by William H. Kinnon from Tangipaho Station, Lousiana on March 13, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Kinnon writes to request information on costs of attendance for the sons of his five sisters.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 45
Scope and Contents This letter was written by William Hunter from Savannah, Georgia on March 9, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Hunter writes to Lee informing him that his three sons wish to attend Washington College. He describes the natures of his sons as well as their academic potential.
Scope and Contents This collection includes 34 letters, 1865-1870, written to his father while Thom was a student at Washington College, four letters to Thom from various correspondents, college grade reports and programs, and other printed material.
Dates: Inclusive 1865-1890
Content Description The William Thornton Owen Papers consists of a three page letter written by Owen to his father, Robert E. Owen, dated September 24, 1855 on his experiences as a new student at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia. The letter initially details his trip to the school from his home in Halifax County, Virginia, via Richmond, Waynesboro, Staunton, then Lexington, Va. by rail and stage. Also included is Owen's autograph album dated February 29, 1856 which is prolifically inscribed by friends and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1855 - 1856