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Washington College (Lexington, Va.)


Found in 97 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

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

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

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

Milton W. Humphreys Autobiography

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

Missouri Professorship in Washington College: Sketch of the Plan for its Endowment, 1870

Scope and Contents This publication, written by R. D. Lilley as Agent for the Board of Trustees and 'Committee of Endowment' contains information about the college's programs of study and history and a list of the endowment's supporters.
Dates: 1870

N. S. Ray to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-09

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 45
Scope and Contents This letter was written by N. S. Ray from Lebanon, Kentucky on March 9, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Ray asks in the letter for a catalogue of studies, as well as general information for Washington College. Ray explains that his son wishes to transfer from Centre College in Kentucky to Washington College.
Dates: 1866-03-09

Norman MacFarland Neblett Account Book

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0453
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 8 pages from Neblett's account book where he recorded his expenses while a student at Washington College.
Dates: Inclusive 1857-1858