Washington College (Lexington, Va.)
Found in 100 Collections and/or Records:
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
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1
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.
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
Scope and Contents Mainly correspondence, including letters between Hugh A. Moran and his family while he was a student at Washington College; letters from fellow students; college programs; class notebook. Correspondents include Alston Boyd, Lucius Desha, Jr., William Preston Johnston, Mildred Lee, Nathan M. Moran and Mrs. Nathan M. Moran.
Dates: Inclusive 1865-1879
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.