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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 635 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Tedford "Ted" Barclay correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0002
Scope and Contents This collection includes original letters and typescript copies of letters Ted Barclay sent to his family in Lexington, Virginia during the American Civil War. Subjects include information about the activities of the Liberty Hall Volunteers of the Stonewall Brigade in major battles within Virginia; accounts of life in Confederate camp; information about food, clothing, diseases, religious services, attractive women, and deaths of friends while serving with the Volunteers; and accounts of...
Dates: 1861-1864

Hugh A. Moran papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0005
Scope and Contents This collection consists of mainly correspondence, including letters between Hugh A. Moran and his family while he was a student at Washington College. There are letters from fellow students, college programs, and a class notebook. Correspondents include Alston Boyd, Lucius Desha, Jr., William Preston Johnston, Mildred Lee, Nathan M. Moran and Mrs. Nathan M. Moran. The collection also includes Moran's grade report for the half session ending February 1868 as well as ephemeral items...
Dates: 1865-1879

Jonathan Brooks papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0008
Scope and Contents This collection includes 9 letters dated from 1839, 1845-1863 from correspondents such as A. C. Finley and Ebenezer Dickey Junkin to Jonathan Brooks of Brownsburg, Va., as well as bills and receipts. The subjects of the letters include news from Finley of Clarksville, Va. regarding finances and business, agriculture, and family news. In his 1845 letter to Brooks, Finley references a Jewish business but does not specifically name the company or individual(s). In his 1847 letter, Finley...
Dates: 1839-1872

Frank Smith Reader diary and transcription

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0019
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a diary kept by Frank Smith Reader between March-June 1864. In it, he describes the march up the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the burning of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), the pillaging that took plage in Lexington, and the march to Lynchburg. Reader also documented the weather, his daily duties, the conduct of officers, the 9th West Virginia Cavalry, the 5th West Virginia Cavalry, Ringgold Battallion, and Averell's Division. He also compares the...
Dates: 1864 March 10-June 23, circa 1964

George Washington collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0012
Scope and Contents

This collection includes both original and facsimile content. The collection's contents pertain to land along the Great Kanhawa, the American Revolution, Mt. Vernon, and Washington Academy in Lexington, Va. There is also a facsimile and typescript for items whose originals are elsewhere or in private hands. A few of the original Washington-related items have been reproduced for research with the originals removed for security purposes.

Dates: 1775-1777, 1798, 1888, 1949

Samuel Jordan Graham papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0016
Scope and Contents This collection of correspondence, ephemera, and genealogical material pertaining to Samuel Jordan Graham. Of particular note are several letters written to Graham by President Woodrow Wilson. Four of them are original and two are photostatic copies. Other correspondents include Charles E. Hughes, and Ray Stannard Baker. The collection also includes clippings, two certificates Graham received from Washington and Lee, genealogy, copies of addresses, and a Court of Claims of the United States...
Dates: 1874-1947

James Monroe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0017
Scope and Contents

This collection includes the appointment, July 29, 1800, of John Bowyer, Andrew Reid, and John Caruthers as presidential electors; proclamation, March 16, 1802, by Gov. Monroe authorizing the meeting house outside Lexington, Va. as a proper place for holding court (2 copies); and U.S. land grant of 160 acres, April 2, 1818, to Aaron Sanford. All of these documents are signed by Monroe.

Dates: Inclusive 1800-1818

William Preston Johnston collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0015
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four items. The first item is a letter written November 4, 1870 to Johnston from a committee which was formed to solicit copies of remarks by various people given by associates of the Army of Northern Virginia for publication. The second item is a letter written to Johnston by William Davis and concerns money raised for a Robert E. Lee monument. It is dated January 13, 1872. The third item is a typescript broadside dated June 24, 1874. It was written by Johnston...
Dates: 1870, 1872, 1874, 1878

Campbell Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0393
Scope and Contents

Items in the collection include a scrapbook, a bound volume of the Ring-Tum Phi, a book of pressed leaves, Miller family birth records, photographs of Lexington and Campbell family members, newspapers, and personal letters.

Dates: Inclusive 1843-1950

Robert Alexander Legal Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0037
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a deed, dated August 13, 1747, for a tract of land near the town of Greenville, Augusta County, Virginia, conveyed to Robert Alexander from William Beverley and two legal papers connected with the deed. There is also an authorized English Bible, 1766, with Robert Alexander's signature. Genealogical information by George Diehl is housed in the control folder.

Dates: 1747 - 1766

Daniel Harvey Hill letter to Phelps Collins

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0030
Scope and Contents

In this Jan. 31, 1849 letter to Phelps Collins at West Point, New York, Hill describes the students he is teaching at Washington College and the townspeople of Lexington.

Dates: 1849

Edward Graham Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0031
Scope and Contents

Letter [183-] from 'a citizen' [Edward Graham] extolling the military worth of students. In addition, a document, dated July 5, 1822, which is signed by John Quincy Adams, stipulating what government documents Washington College will receive.

Dates: Inclusive 1822-183?

John Hancock Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0032
Scope and Contents

This letter from March 24, 1791 to Henry Knox discusses Hancock's sending two quintals of fish to be shipped from Boston to Philadelphia.

Dates: 1791

Patrick Henry Legal Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0034
Scope and Contents

This document is a land deed dated 1785 Dec. 2 granting land to George May, [et al.] in Jefferson County, Virginia, which became Jefferson County, Kentucky in 1792.

Dates: 1785-12-05

Andrew Stevenson Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0035
Scope and Contents

This letter, dated 1840 Dec. [10?], to Henry St. George Tucker discusses American political parties and the presidential election of 1840.

Dates: Inclusive December 1840

St. George Tucker Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0036
Scope and Contents

This letter, dated 1794 Mar. 10, to John Page discusses the protection of maritime shipping and the situation in France.

Dates: 1794-03-10

Turner Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0050
Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters from James Turner, 1759-1829, and his son, Jesse Hopkins Turner, 1788-1863, both Presbyterian ministers in Virginia and North Carolina.

Dates: Inclusive 1810-1823

Jo Lane Stern Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0047
Scope and Contents

This collection includes social notes written by Lexington, Va. ladies to Stern while he was a student at Washington College. Correspondents include Agnes Lee, Mary Custis Lee, and Mildred Lee.

Dates: Inclusive 1866-1872

James McDowell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0045
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three documents: a land survey, Oct. 27, 1795, of 624 acres on the Big Calf Pasture River in Rockbridge County, Virginia; deed of trust between William Moore and Andrew Reid, Jr. in favor of McDowell, Oct. 8, 1804; deed of 29 1/2 acres on South River from David, an emancipated slave, and McDowell, Dec. 23, 1816. Included in the Control folder is a Thesis by Mary Boyce Hicks, "James McDowell and the Virginia Slavery Debate of 1831-32," Athens, Georgia, 2010.

Dates: 1795 - 1816

William McLaughlin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0044
Scope and Contents This collection contains items of Judge William McLaughlin, including letters from Henry D. Campbell and William L. Wilson. Many concern awarding of honorary degrees and elections to the Board of Trustees of Washington and Lee, of which McLaughlin was rector (1888-1898). The collection also contains legal certificates and his papers, including his Confederate Army Commission dated October 7, 1862. Also included is a copy of his death from the minutes of the Board of Trustees of Washington...
Dates: Inclusive 1851-1898

Vincent Loockerman Bradford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0042
Scope and Contents

This collection includes six letters, three of which concern a celebration at the First Presbyterian Church of Niles, Michigan, miscellaneous papers, and obituaries.

Dates: Inclusive 1866-1872

Virginia Canals and Navigations Society Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0172
Scope and Contents

Records of the Society's research and meetings on river canals and boat traffic of nineteenth century Virginia from the collection of Richard R. Fletcher, Society Trustee. The collection includes the Society's publication The Tiller, i>, research material, and correspondence.

Dates: 1978 - 1983

William A. Gordon Memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0055
Scope and Contents

The memoirs include recollections of Gordon's childhood in Georgetown and Washington, D.C., of his relatives and friends, and of his career in the 1st Regiment of Engineers with the Army of Northern Virginia (1862-1865) as well as genealogical information.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1865 - 1886

Duncan G. Groner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0195
Scope and Contents

This collection includes three booklets entitled: International conciliation, dated January 1936; After defense - what?, dated 1941; and Dollars for democracy, not dated. There is also a ten-page story entitled 'The committee to defend America by aiding the Allies'. Additionally, there are various letters and telegrams.

Dates: Inclusive 1936-1942

McCown Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0181
Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of business papers of the family including sale lists, indentures, land surveys, deeds, wills, promissory notes, and numerous receipts. It also includes 71 photographs from the collection of Samuel W. McCown, Jr. (WLU 1919).

Also incuded is a verse in remembrance of visit to Black Wall Cave, January 30, 1914, by H. M. Vest, which makes reference to several Rockbridge County, Virginia boys.

Dates: Inclusive 1811-1917