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Washington College (Lexington, Va.)

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Found in 97 Collections and/or Records:

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

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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 a...
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 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

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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

Joseph Finnegan to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-03

 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...
Dates: 1866-02-03

Laws and Regulations of Washington College, 1835 - 1866

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Scope and Contents Some volumes are titled 'the Laws of Washington College' or 'Charters and Laws of Washington College.'
Dates: 1835 - 1866

Letter, Cyrus Hall McCormick to Washington College Faculty, 1868-06-03

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 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 letter...
Dates: 1868-06-03

Letter from a student to Washington College faculty signed by Robert E. Lee, 1869-12-21

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Scope and Contents Letter from Frank A. Waddill, Class of 1870, to the faculty requesting permission for five days off from school. Note on the back of the board to which the letter is glued: 'Frank A. Waddill was a classmate (roomate?) of Wilmer H. Shields at Washington College (and then Washington and Lee University)...'
Dates: 1869-12-21