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Washington College (Lexington, Va.)

 Organization

Found in 107 Collections and/or Records:

Payments Authorized, 1865-11-15

 Item — Box 5: [Barcode: 0000003979], Folder: 40
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1865-11-15

Photographs, Washington College Colonnade, c.1865 - 1866 WLUCollPP0108

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0108
Content Description

One original carte de visite (cdv) of Washington College taken by Lexington photographers Joseph Kelly and Samuel Pettigrew, circa 1865-1866. The prominent buildings of the Colonnade are labeled with a key on the reverse.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1865 - 1866

President's Report, 1866-06

 Item — Box 5: [Barcode: 0000003979], Folder: 39
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1866-06

President's Report, 1867-06-19

 Item — Box 5: [Barcode: 0000003979], Folder: 39
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1867-06-19

President's Report, 1868-06-16

 Item — Box 5: [Barcode: 0000003979], Folder: 39
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1868-06-16

President's Report Copy 1, 1869-06-22

 Item — Box 5: [Barcode: 0000003979], Folder: 39
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1869-06-22

President's Report Copy 2, 1869-06-22

 Item — Box 5: [Barcode: 0000003979], Folder: 39
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1869-06-22

President's report to the Board of Trustees, 1866-06

 File
Scope and Contents

This is Robert E. Lee's first report to Washington College's Board of Trustees.

Dates: 1866-06

Ralph Lete to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-01

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents

Ralph Lete wrote to Robert E. Lee on February 1, 1866 from Ironton, Ohio. He wrote to express his admiration for Lee, as well as to request a course catalog of Washington College for his son to potentially attend the school.

Dates: 1866-02-01

Rathmell Wilson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-12

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 45
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Rathmell Wilson from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 12, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Wilson writes the letter as a follow up to his previous correspondence with Lee regarding the donation of Thomas B. Wilson's library to Washington College. Wilson inquires whether the boxes of books arrived as planned. He also indicates that he wishes to donate further books in his possession to Washington College on the stipulation that the donated books be cared for, retain Thomas...
Dates: 1866-03-12

Rathmell Wilson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-06

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Rathwell Wilson in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania on February 6, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Wilson explains that he has recently inherited of a scientific library of books from his late brother, Thomas B. Wilson. He expresses his desire to donate a large portion it to various southern institutions of higher learning. He goes on to express his desire for Washington College to be one of the institutions to benefit from his donation. Included in the letter is a...
Dates: 1866-02-06

Reid Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0027
Scope and Contents 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. ...
Dates: 1760 - 1896

Richard Jennings Gaines Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0081
Scope and Contents

This letter is written to William H. Dennis describing the girls and outings in Rockbridge County and the attraction of the study of astronomy.

Dates: 1819

Robert E. Lee Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0064
Scope and Contents This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865...
Dates: Inclusive 1792-1935; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1870

Robert H. Patterson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-03

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents

This letter was written by Robert H. Patterson of Abingdon, Virginia on February 3, 1866. Patterson wrote to request Lee send to him a catalog of Washington College as well as the Law School.

Dates: 1866-02-03

Rutherford R. Houston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0213
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a paper entitled 'A trip on foot to the top of the House Mountain' which details a trip Houston made on May 22, 1852 as a Washington College student. House Mountain is located in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Dates: 1852

S. P. Cunningham to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-12

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

S. P. Cunningham of Kentucky wants to obtain Washington College catalogues for Fairview Academy students wanting to attend.

Dates: 1866-04-12

Sargent, Wilson & Hinkle to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-31

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 50
Scope and Contents

This letter to Robert E. Lee is from the book publisher Sargent, Wilson and Hinkle. This letter asks Lee for his approval of McGuffey Eclectic Readers books on the American Civil War.

Dates: 1866-03-31

Schoenbrun Collection of Virginia Historical Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0394
Scope and Contents This collection includes individual or small collections of letters to the Custis, Lee, Davidson, McDowell, Reid, and Hale families. Subjects include the Custis family involvement in the American Colonization Society, John Brown's Raid as recounted by V.M.I. cadet Charles A. Davidson of Lexington, Va., Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee's life, Lee family genealogy, Anne Lee Marshall's death, the Markoe family of Baltimore, Md.,Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington College (Va.) history including a...
Dates: 1813-1895

Theodore Roosevelt Letter to Washington College

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0492
Scope and Contents

Letter in which Theodore Roosevelt responds to a previous letter by the president of Washington College, Henry Lewis Smith, declining an invitation to speak at the institution.

Dates: 1914

Thomas W. Reed Student Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0358
Scope and Contents

This notebook contains notes taken by Reed on lectures given by James J. White, professor of Greek at Washington College (1852-1893) as well as some scrapbook items, which have been pasted in.

Dates: Inclusive 1858-1859

Unpublished Typescript, 1-4, 1839

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000005010], 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

Dates: 1839

W. W. Anderson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-02

 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.

Dates: 1866-02-02

W. W. Early to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-09

 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.

Dates: 1866-03-09

Washington College Bond Certificate

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0347
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.

Dates: 1869-08