Washington College (Lexington, Va.)
Found in 97 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 45
Scope and Contents 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.
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.
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.
File — Box: 21, Folder: 33
Scope and Contents President Lee's College: Robert E. Lee and the Renewal, Reformation, and Expansion of Washington College.
Scope and Contents Includes letters from G.A. Baxter to his wife, Anne Fleming Baxter, and 104 letters from miscellaneous correspondents dealing with the Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian affairs; reminiscences of Louise Baxter, and letters to her; citations, certificates, and business receipts.Includes three generations of Baxter family correspondence. Also includes a biography of George A. Baxter, sermons written by George A. Baxter, assorted Presbyterian newspaper articles, and three...
Dates: Inclusive 1797-1893
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.
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.
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Whitten's school papers from his time as a student at Washington College.
Dates: Inclusive 1866-1870
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
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