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Ruffner, Henry, Reverend



A.B., W&L, 1813; D.D.; (LL.D., W&L, 1849). Professor of languages, 1819-30, 1835-37; professor of mathematics, 1830-35; presidents, rector and professor of ethics and rhetoric, W&L, 1836-48. Author: Judith Bensaddi, 1839. See Trustees' Papers; Crenshaw, I, 240-292.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Agricultural Society of Rockbridge, 1839-10-17

 File — Box 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

Address delivered before the Agricultural Society of Rockbridge, at its annual Fair, at Fancy Hill, October 17, 1839, by the Rev. Henry Ruffner, D. D., President of Washington College. The Lexington Gazette, and Rockbridge Farmer, June 23, 1840.

Dates: Event: 1839-10-17

Alexander House - Two Forgotten College Houses, by L.L. Campbell

 File — Box 1, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents

This file consists of a typescript essay entitled "Two Forgotten College Houses."

Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1995

Elinor Junkin letter

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0641
Scope and Contents Elinor Junkin, daughter of Washington College's president George Junkin and future first wife of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson details to her first cousin Helen Dickey, of Oxford, Chester County, Pa., her family's move to and first weeks living in Lexington, Virginia, after her father's apppointment at the college. The letter mentions her siblings and shared family, describes the college and its former president Henry Ruffner, the journey from Pennsylvania to Lexington, and the...
Dates: 1848-12-14

Henry Ruffner Letter to Thomas Aspinwall

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0654
Scope and Contents

A letter of introduction for former Washington College Professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry Joseph W. Farnum penned by Washington College (Va.) president Henry Ruffner to American Consul to London, England, Col. Thomas Aspinwall. Ruffner asks that Aspinwall assist in connecting Farnum with those of "scientific society and institutions" in the vicinity of London, England.

Dates: 1835-03-28

Henry Ruffner Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0102
Scope and Contents This collection includes three romances written by Ruffner, transcripts of Ruffner's lectures (c.1815), a typed copy of his pamphlet on slavery (1847), and an 1867 land grant letter relating to his estate, which is signed by Laura Ruffner. It also includes a bound volume of his manuscript for Early History of Washington College (c.1840), including notes. There is also a letter dated January 20, 1897 from a Union soldier to Washington College library in which he states...
Dates: Inclusive c.1815(?)-1867

House Mountain, 1839

 File — Box 15, Folder: 17
Scope and Contents

The Student's Account of His Visit to the House Mountain. The Height of Our Mountains by John Elder

Dates: 1839

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