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Washington College (Lexington, Va.)


Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

John W. Fiwell, 1866-03-28

 Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 50
Scope and Contents This letter to Robert E. Lee is from John W. Fiwell. Fiwell asks for a circular of Washington College. Fiwell also mentions he is a wounded soldier from Company A of the Fourth Virginia Cavalry.
Dates: 1866-03-28

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

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

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

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

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

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