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Smith, Henry Louis



  • Existence: 1859-1951

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:

Ann Norvell Otey Scott Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0163
Scope and Contents This collection contains chiefly correspondence with Washington and Lee University and United Daughters of the Confederacy officials, resolutions, and reports relating to her participation in the controversy over W&L President Henry Louis Smith's proposed renovation and expansion of the Lee Chapel. Also includes correspondence and clippings relating to fund-raising for the Stratford Hall restoration. Correspondents include members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Washington and...
Dates: Inclusive 1920-1948

College Applications, 1927-05 - 1927-09

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1927-05 - 1927-09

Correspondence, 1929-04 - 1929-07

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1929-04 - 1929-07

Henry Louis Smith Fundraising Efforts for Endowment, 1918 - 1921

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 90
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1918 - 1921

Henry Louis Smith Fundraising Efforts for Endowment, 1922 - 1924

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 91
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1922 - 1924

Henry Louis Smith Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0246
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: Inclusive 1888-1951; Majority of material found within Bulk 1912-1940

J. Henry Smith Speeches

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0258
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: Inclusive 1841-1842

Ollinger Crenshaw Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0320
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: Inclusive 1946-1968

Robert Henry Tucker Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0332
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: Inclusive 1918-1967