Smith, Henry Louis
A.B., 1881, A.M., 1886, Davidson College; Ph.D., UVA, 1890; LL.D., UNC, 1899. President, W&L, 1912-29; president emeritus, W&L, 1930-1951. See Who's Who, 1928-29; Trustees' Papers.
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
This file contains mostly letters written by Robert Sanders concerning his son Stuart's college applications. He wrote to the presidents at the University of Florida and at Washington and Lee University, where Stuart's broter was a student. Washington and Lee granted Stuart a tentative place on their list of students, requiring he complete more credits in summer school. Upon completion of summer school at The McCallie School, Stuart was admitted officially to Washington and Lee.
This file consists of correspondence between Stuart and his parents. It also consists of commencement material, where Irwin was the valedictorian. Stuart's letter to the president of the school applying for reinstatment (because of lack of credits) and the dean's response are included. Stuart was reinstated on strict probation.
This folder includes Henry Louis Smith fund raising efforts for endowment at Washington and Lee and Confederate Veterans material, including letters from law offices, a life insurance company, and the United Confederate Veterans headquarters.
This folder includes Henry Louis Smith fund raising efforts for endowment at Washington and Lee and Bernard B. Shively and the Texas collection, including letters from law offices and a life insurance company concerning policies and bonds, a newspaper, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans headquarters.
This collection consists of papers including letters concerning Smith's retirement from both Davidson and Washington and Lee, as well as speeches, correspondence, and articles regarding Robert E. Lee, education, modern civilization, and temperance. Also includes material regarding Smith's 1921 trip to England chairing a commission to present a copy of Houdon's statue of George Washington to the British government from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
This collection consists of Washington College student J. Henry Smith's addresses to the college's "John Marshall Society" on Sept. 24, 1841; "Total Abstinence Society" on Sept. 23, 1842; a speech on "Patriotism" in celebration of George Washington's birthday as a representative of the "Rockbridge Union Volunteers" in 1842; and a speech on "Moral Education" given on Commencement Day, 1842.
These papers include correspondence, articles, and selected notes for Crenshaw's General Lee's College and manuscripts given to him in the process of his research for the book.
This collection includes correspondence between Robert Henry Tucker and Washington and Lee University presidents Henry Louis Smith, Francis Pendleton Gaines, and Fred C. Cole regarding university matters. It also contains information about Tucker's tenure as chairman of the Industrial Commission of Virginia (1918-1919) and his work with the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.
This folder includes a letter from September 10th, 1934 with Henry Louis Smith's signature.
Letter in which Theodore Roosevelt responds to a previous letter by the president of Washington College, Henry Lewis Smith, declining an invitation to speak at the institution.
This collection contains correspondence (1917-1919), histories, and memoirs of the Washington and Lee University Ambulance Unit during World War I.