Washington College (Lexington, Va.)
Found in 100 Collections and/or Records:
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...
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)...'
Scope and Contents In this letter Robert E. Lee writes to the Board of Trustess of Washington College accepting the presidency of the institution.
Scope and Contents In this letter Robert E. Lee writes to the students about the effects of their disruptive behavior on the town and asks them to minimize that behavior during the upcoming April Fools Day parade. A transcription of the letter is housed with the original item.
Scope and Contents This collection contains the records of various women's missionary societies in the Lexington Presbyterian Church (Lexington, Virginia), including minutes written by Margaret Junkin Preston and Ellen Glasgow. There is also a handwritten history (one page, front and back) of the Presbytery that explains the connection between Washington College, Lexington Presbyterian Church, and the Presbytery, which was written circa 1824.
Dates: Inclusive 1824-1927; Majority of material found within Bulk 1877-1927
File — Box: 5, Folder: 41
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 -...
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 38
Scope and Contents This letter was written by M. A. Gibbs from Vicksburg, Mississippi on February 10, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. He requests in the letter that Lee admit his son into Washington College.
Scope and Contents This letter is written to C.W. Freeman containing $50.00 as a contribution to 'the cause' and wishing a successful future to Washington College.
Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 47
Scope and Contents This letter to Robert E. Lee is from Meade Woodson of Fincastle, Botetourt County, VA. Woodson writes to Lee on behalf of a Ms. Hamilton who is considering sending her two sons to the institution. She wonders if there will military training at Washington College and if there's boarding for students available with Christian professors.
Scope and Contents Typescript autobiography includes excerpts about Milton W. Humphreys' student and teaching years at Washington College and Washington and Lee University from 1866-1875.
Dates: 1860 - 1875