- Existence: 1806-1877
LL.D., W&L, 1851. Professor law and equity at W&L, 1866; professor common and statue law, W&L, 1870-73; trustee, 1852-72; rector, 1865-72. Founder Lexington Law School, 1849. See Crenshaw, TS, I, 543-53; II, 482-96; Legal Education in Virginia, 98-104.
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Content Description A broadside announcing Robert E. Lee's acceptance of the presidency of Washington College. The broadside was printed at the Lexington Gazette. The announcement was officially made by John W. Brockenbrough, Rector of Washington College.
Scope and Contents This broadside from the Department of Law and Equity is dated August 1, 1870. It was published in Lexington, Virginia.
File — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Elisha Franklin Paxton Papers are comprised primarily of the personal correspondences, business and military papers of Elisha F. Paxton between 1845 and 1863. The core of the personal letters are written from Paxton to his wife Elizabeth White Paxton during their courtship in the 1850s and during the American Civil War, 1861-1863, while he served as an officer in the Confederate States Army’s 27th Virginia Infantry, a member of the staff of General Stonewall Jackson, and general in command...
Scope and Contents This collection contains two of John Brockenbrough's personal correspondences, a letter of resignation from Washington and Lee University, and a bank receipt from the Bank of Lexington. One of the personal correspondences contains information about military movements in Virginia during the American Civil War.
Dates: Inclusive 1863-1874; Majority of material found within Bulk 1863-1874
File — Box: 19, Folder: 19
Scope and Contents Address Delivered by the Hon. John W. Brockenbrough on laying the corner stone of the new barracks of the Virginia Military Institute, July 4, 1850. New York: John Wiley, 1850.
Item — Box: 7, Folder: 6
Overview The letter is written to Robert E. Lee to inform him that the Washington College Board of Trustees unanimously elected him president of the college. It is signed by the board members.
Scope and Contents This bond certificate dated August 1869 in the amount of $250 is made out to Madison H. Effinger of Rockbridge County, Virginia, for the endowment of Washington College. The certificate is signed by J. M. Leech, University Treasurer, and John W. Brockenbrough, University Rector.