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Washington College (Lexington, Va.)

 Organization

Found in 107 Collections and/or Records:

Frank Magruder to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-20

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 40
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-02-20

From Robert E. Lee to Rathmell Wilson, 1866-07-02

 Item
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-07-02

General, 1995

 File — Box 21, Folder: 33
Scope and Contents

President Lee's College: Robert E. Lee and the Renewal, Reformation, and Expansion of Washington College.

Dates: 1995

George J. Stewart to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-05

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-02-05

George Junkin letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0440
Scope and Contents

This autographed letter signed by George Junkin, dated January 11, 1848, was written to Francis McFarland. Junkin writes about the current unrest on Washington College's campus among faculty and students related to the future of the institution's religious affiliation. He mentions that he previously wrote McFarland inquiring about the history of Liberty Hall Academy and Washington College but had not yet received a reply.

Dates: 1848-01-11

Guy M. Whitten Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0230
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Whitten's school papers from his time as a student at Washington College.

Dates: Inclusive 1866-1870

Henry Courtenay Selden Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0174
Scope and Contents

Letters written at Washington College by Selden to his sister, Mary Byrd ('Mollie') Selden describing college life. One letter refers to the death of Gen. Stonewall Jackson and the ceremonies attendant to his burial. Others include a letter from Alexander L. Nelson, Professor of Mathematics at the College, commending Selden; a letter after Selden left Washington College and joined the 3rd Virginia Cavalry.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1863; Majority of material found within Bulk 1863

Henry Donald Campbell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0059
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 20 speeches and copies of letters and papers collected on R. E. Lee's administration of Washington College, 1865-1870.

Dates: Inclusive 1865-1933

Henry Ruffner Letter to Thomas Aspinwall

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0654
Scope and Contents

A letter of introduction for former Washington College Professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry Joseph W. Farnum penned by Washington College (Va.) president Henry Ruffner to American Consul to London, England, Col. Thomas Aspinwall. Ruffner asks that Aspinwall assist in connecting Farnum with those of "scientific society and institutions" in the vicinity of London, England.

Dates: 1835-03-28

Henry Ruffner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0102
Scope and Contents This collection includes three romances written by Ruffner, transcripts of Ruffner's lectures (c.1815), a typed copy of his pamphlet on slavery (1847), and an 1867 land grant letter relating to his estate, which is signed by Laura Ruffner. It also includes a bound volume of his manuscript for Early History of Washington College (c.1840), including notes. There is also a letter dated January 20, 1897 from a Union soldier to Washington College library in which he states...
Dates: Inclusive c.1815(?)-1867

Hugh A. Moran papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0005
Scope and Contents This collection consists of mainly correspondence, including letters between Hugh A. Moran and his family while he was a student at Washington College. There are letters from fellow students, college programs, and a class notebook. Correspondents include Alston Boyd, Lucius Desha, Jr., William Preston Johnston, Mildred Lee, Nathan M. Moran and Mrs. Nathan M. Moran. The collection also includes Moran's grade report for the half session ending February 1868 as well as ephemeral items...
Dates: 1865-1879

Hugh Blair Grigsby papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0124
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the script of an address by Hugh Blair Grigsby titled "The Founders of Washington College" delivered at the college's 1870 Commencement in Lee Chapel.

Dates: 1870-06-22

J. B. Heck to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-14

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 39
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-02-14

J. Emanuel to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-07

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 44
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-03-07

J. Henry Smith Speeches

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0258
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Washington College student J. Henry Smith's addresses to the college's "John Marshall Society" on Sept. 24, 1841; "Total Abstinence Society" on Sept. 23, 1842; a speech on "Patriotism" in celebration of George Washington's birthday as a representative of the "Rockbridge Union Volunteers" in 1842; and a speech on "Moral Education" given on Commencement Day, 1842.

Dates: Inclusive 1841-1842

J. Marshall Dent to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-13

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 46
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-03-13

J. Speer Howarth to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-06

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 44
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-03-06

James Cole Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0527
Scope and Contents

This collection contains three items: James C. Davis' Washington College undergraduate diploma from June 30, 1853; Washington Literary Society diploma of membership from his years at Washington College; James C. Davis' Virginia state law license dated 1860

Dates: Inclusive 1853-1860

James Horace Lacy II Speech

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0441
Scope and Contents

This speech was written and given by James Horace Lacy II during his time as a student at Washington College. He addresses George Washington's role as a leader of the country.

Dates: 1842-02

James McDowell Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0449
Scope and Contents This collection contains two letters written to James McDowell while he was a Congressman. In one, dated May 16, 1848, James Paxton writes that he is not sure if the administration of Washington College needs changes, discusses the pay of the professors, which varied from $800 to $1300 per year, Governor William Smith's recent appointment of George H. Lee to fill a vacant judgeship. The other from C. S. M. Lee, J. S. Fishburn, and W. P. Wharton, dated December 6, 1848, asks him to deliver...
Dates: 1848

John Jordan Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0052
Scope and Contents

In this letter, dated 1822 Aug. 15, John Jordan gives the Committee of the Board of Trustees, specifications for construction of the center building at Washington College in Lexington, Va.

Dates: 1822-08-15

John O. Sullivan to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-11

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 54
Scope and Contents

John O. Sullivan of Lincoln County, Tennessee requests catalogues of Washington College for some of his students who wish to attend.

Dates: 1866-04-11

John R. Glascock to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-14

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 39
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-02-14

John Rodman Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0463
Scope and Contents This collection contains four copies of letters written by Rodman while he was a student at Washington College and a transcription of each. They cover various aspects of campus life. All of the letters are addressed to his father. In the letter dated February 7, 1868, John writes about his finances, grades, and skating. In the second letter, February 3, 1868, John writes about receiving the highest score on an exam and about the temptation to neglect his studies for music and social...
Dates: Inclusive 1866-1868

John Skinner Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0281
Scope and Contents

This broadside by Reverend John Skinner, entitled 'Case of the Rev'd Dr. Skinner', was an important document in the 'Skinner War' controversy at the Lexington, Virginia, Presbyterian Church.

Dates: 1847