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Washington College (Lexington, Va.)


Found in 97 Collections and/or Records:

Richard Jennings Gaines Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0081
Scope and Contents This letter is written to William H. Dennis describing the girls and outings in Rockbridge County and the attraction of the study of astronomy.
Dates: 1819

Robert E. Lee Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0064
Scope and Contents 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: Inclusive 1792-1935; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1870

Robert H. Patterson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-03

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Robert H. Patterson of Abingdon, Virginia on February 3, 1866. Patterson wrote to request Lee send to him a catalog of Washington College as well as the Law School.
Dates: 1866-02-03

Rutherford R. Houston Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0213
Scope and Contents This collection includes a paper entitled 'A trip on foot to the top of the House Mountain' which details a trip Houston made on May 22, 1852 as a Washington College student. House Mountain is located in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Dates: 1852

Schoenbrun Collection of Virginia Historical Manuscripts

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0394
Scope and Contents 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: 1813-1895

Theodore Roosevelt Letter to Washington College

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0492
Scope and Contents Letter in which Theodore Roosevelt responds to a previous letter by the president of Washington College, Henry Lewis Smith, declining an invitation to speak at the institution.
Dates: 1914

Thomas W. Reed Student Notebook

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0358
Scope and Contents This notebook contains notes taken by Reed on lectures given by James J. White, professor of Greek at Washington College (1852-1893) as well as some scrapbook items, which have been pasted in.
Dates: Inclusive 1858-1859

Unpublished Typescript, 1-4, 1839

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents
  • No. 1 - College Life Before the War -- The evolution of the College Company -- It is Prepared For War
  • No. 2 - The College Co. Ordered to Join Stonewall Jackson
  • No. 3 - The College Co. Moving to Join Stonewall Jackson
  • No. 4 - Again On the Move -- Staunton to Winchester
Dates: 1839

W. W. Anderson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-02

 File — Box: 7A, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents This letter was written by W. W. Anderson of Bethany, West Virginia on February 2, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Anderson explains his dissatisfaction with the state of Bethany College. He requests that Lee, upon evaluation, accept himself and a dozen other Bethany College students into Washington College.
Dates: 1866-02-02

W. W. Early to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-09

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 45
Scope and Contents This letter was written by William W. Early from Hyattsville, Maryland on March 9, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Early requests from Lee a catalogue of classes for Washington College.
Dates: 1866-03-09