Gordon, E. C. (Edward Clifford), 1842 - 1922
Attended University of Virginia, Member 3rd Company of the Richmond (Va.) Howitzers and Ordinance Officer on staff of General John Echols during American Civil War. At Washington College (Va.)as Librarian, proctor, clerk of faculty, 1867-69; Washginton College Treasurer, 1868-69; Attended Union Theological Seminary. D.D., Presbyterian Minister in Savannah Georgia. President of Westminster College in Missouri. Washington College Trustee, 1888-1922.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence connected with the book Gen. Robert E. Lee After Appomattox edited by Dr. Riley; letters from Riley to his wife while he was with the American Expeditionary Force University in France in 1919; other correspondents include Edward Clifford Gordon, Mary Custis Lee and Jo Lane Stern. Also includes letters to his daughter (Frances Riley, later Frances Denton), her Daughters of the American Revolution card, and photographs and postcards...
Dates: Inclusive 1897-1927
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Swayne's personal papers from his time as a student at Washington College, including correspondence with E. C. Gordon and Mary F. Dickson, a subscription to the Southern Collegian, and two essays. One letter is a response from the clerk of the faculty to Swayne's notice of withdrawal from the college. One essay entitled 'A trip to House Mountain' was written in 1869; it details a trip made there in the summer of 1867. There is an accompanying...
Dates: Inclusive 1867-1935; Majority of material found in Bulk 1867-1869
Notebook - William Allan's "Memoranda of a Conversation with Robert E. Lee", 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19
File — Box: 13, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Between February 1868 and February 1870 Washington College professor and former Confederate Ordinance officer, William Allan, had five conversations with college president Robert E. Lee which he manually recorded in this memo book which he titled “Conversations with Gen. R. E. Lee”. Soon after each conversation, Allan described retreating to his office to record the highlights. In 1886, former Washington College Clerk of faculty and Librarian, Edward Clifford "E.C." Gordon shared with Allan,...
Dates: 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19; 1886-11