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Wilson, William Lyne



  • Existence: 1843 - 1900


During the Civil War, Wilson enlisted in the Confederate Army and served as a private in the 12th Virginia Cavalry. He earned a LL.B. from George Washington University in 1867. He served as a Congressman from West Virginia from 1883-1895 and as postmaster general from 1895-1897. He was President of Washington and Lee University from 1897-1900. See DAB; Crenshaw, II, 210-65.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

James Lewis Howe Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0080
Scope and Contents This collection is the papers of James Lewis Howe, professor of chemistry at Washington and Lee University (1894-1938), which include his correspondence concerning the Presbyterian Church and foreign missions, the Washington and Lee University chemistry department, the American Chemical Society and philately. Also included are notes on archival material for and typescript of Annals of Washington and Lee University during the administration of George Washington Custis Lee,...
Dates: Inclusive 1893-1951

Roscoe Phelps Diary

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0496
Content Description The Roscoe Phelps diary is a bound manuscript entitled "Anecdotes of the Year 1900" written by Washington and Lee University student Richard Roscoe Phelps (Class of 1902). Phelps reports on life as an undergraduate student touching on courtship, recreation, hazing, off-campus boarding and regional travel and exploration of such places in Rockbridge County Virginia as House Mountain and “Lover’s Leap”. Other events covered include the vandalizing of "Old George", the George Washington statue...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 1901

Selected notes from his "General Lee's College" -W, 1897 - 1900

 File — Box 2, Folder: 66
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Selected notes Gen. Lee's College; Glawgow papers 1870's and 1880's and other manuscript collections; correspondence re Lee Chapel; controversy

Dates: 1897 - 1900

William Lyne Wilson Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0029
Scope and Contents Includes letters from the American Civil War period; correspondence of Wilson while he was Congressman from West Virginia, Postmaster General under Cleveland, and President of Washington and Lee University; 3 bound, indexed volumes (not orginals) of Wilson's official correspondence as Postmaster General; 6 diaries; miscellaneous papers and printed speeches; 38 letters from the University of West Virginia collection (microfilm); photograph; correspondence with Isidor Straus concerning...
Dates: Inclusive 1852-1980

William McLaughlin Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0044
Scope and Contents This collection contains items of Judge William McLaughlin, including letters from Henry D. Campbell and William L. Wilson. Many concern awarding of honorary degrees and elections to the Board of Trustees of Washington and Lee, of which McLaughlin was rector (1888-1898). The collection also contains legal certificates and his papers, including his Confederate Army Commission dated October 7, 1862. Also included is a copy of his death from the minutes of the Board of Trustees of Washington...
Dates: Inclusive 1851-1898

Wilson, W.L.

 File — Box 13, Folder: 335
Scope and Contents

This folder includes a December 1969 copy of the "Jefferson County Historical Society Magazine," which a piece written on W.L. Wilson inside.

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

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Collection 4
Archival Object 3
Correspondence 3
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) 1
Boundaries 1
Cakewalk (Dance) 1
Courtship 1