Washington College (Lexington, Va.)
Found in 100 Collections and/or Records:
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
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.
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 a...
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.
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.
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
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.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 50
Scope and Contents This letter to Robert E. Lee is from John W. Fiwell. Fiwell asks for a circular of Washington College. Fiwell also mentions he is a wounded soldier from Company A of the Fourth Virginia Cavalry.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Joseph Finnegan of Fenandina, Florida on February 3, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Finnegan explains to Lee that his friend, Captain Taylor, had recently passed away. He goes on to explain that Captain Taylor's two son's were currently attending Washington College. Finnegan continues to explain that the sons of Taylor are likely undisciplined due to their lack of quality education in their formative years. He requests that Lee offer them additional guidance in...
Scope and Contents Some volumes are titled 'the Laws of Washington College' or 'Charters and Laws of Washington College.'
Dates: 1835 - 1866