Skip to main content

Nelson, Alexander Lockhart, 1827-1910



  • Existence: 1827 - 1910


A.B., W&L, 1849. Assistant instructor of mathematics, W&L, 1848-49; Cincinnati professor of mathematics (and military science), W&L, 1854; professor emeritus, W&L, 1906-10. Dean School of Arts (academic college), W&L, 1903; dean emeritus, W&L, 1906-07. See Who's Who, 1901-02.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Lockhart Nelson Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0303
Scope and Contents The Alexander Lockhart Nelson Papers consist of materials related to Nelson’s life as mathematician at Washington and Lee University; Nelson, Guy, Matthews, Archer, and Rennick family genealogy; an address by Nelson on his teaching experience during Robert E. Lee's presidency of Washington College; some family and miscellaneous correspondences; and photographs. Included and, perhaps, the primary aspect of the collection is Nelson’s notebook used during his time as both student and professor...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1848 - 1902

Henry Courtenay Selden Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0174
Scope and Contents

Letters written at Washington College by Selden to his sister, Mary Byrd ('Mollie') Selden describing college life. One letter refers to the death of Gen. Stonewall Jackson and the ceremonies attendant to his burial. Others include a letter from Alexander L. Nelson, Professor of Mathematics at the College, commending Selden; a letter after Selden left Washington College and joined the 3rd Virginia Cavalry.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1863; Majority of material found within Bulk 1863

Letter from Trustees of Lexington Cemetery to Mrs. T. J. Jackson, 1880-09-11

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007785], Folder: 5, Box: data_value_missing_861bfea7bbf9d8afe93e1c4f32416835
Scope and Contents

This file consists of a letter to Mrs. T. J. Jackson from the Lexington Cemetery Trustees offering 'a suitable place for the erection of a monument to your lamented husband ... the circle situated in the center of the cemetary.

Dates: 1880-09-11

Photograph of Professor A. L. Nelson

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000004245], Folder: 9
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Includes 82 items collected by Charles Manson Crutchfield, including 38 photographs some of which are of Confederate generals and were taken by Michael Miley, postcards and printed materials, most of which concern Washington and Lee University and the surrounding city of Lexington, Virginia during the 1880's

Dates: Inclusive 1882-1914; Majority of material found within Bulk 1880-1889

Sargent, Wilson & Hinkle to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-31

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 50
Scope and Contents

This letter to Robert E. Lee is from the book publisher Sargent, Wilson and Hinkle. This letter asks Lee for his approval of McGuffey Eclectic Readers books on the American Civil War.

Dates: 1866-03-31

William Jackson Humphreys Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0095
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter from William Jackson Humphreys written to Dr. Leslie L. Campbell. In the letter Humphreys gives an account of his time at Washington and Lee Univeristy. He mentions studies, dating, and nicknames of friends and professors.

Dates: 1941-03-17

Additional filters:

Archival Object 3
Collection 3
Correspondence 3
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) 2
College students 2
Personal narratives 2
College students -- Social life and customs 1