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Washington College (Lexington, Va.)

 Organization

Found in 100 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Item
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

Letter from Robert E. Lee accepting presidency of Washington College, 1865-08-24

 Item
Scope and Contents In this letter Robert E. Lee writes to the Board of Trustess of Washington College accepting the presidency of the institution.
Dates: 1865-08-24

Letter to the Students of Washington College, 1869-03-30

 Item
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.
Dates: 1869-03-30

Lexington Presbyterian Church Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0327
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

List of Materials Needed, 1865-1870

 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 -...
Dates: 1865-1870

M. A. Gibbs to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-10

 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.
Dates: 1866-02-10

Mason Loeb letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0218
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.
Dates: 1860

Meade Woodson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-15

 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.
Dates: 1866-03-15

Milton W. Humphreys Autobiography

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0051
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