WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections
Found in 625 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of correspondence between Ward and George Washington Custis Lee during his time as President of Washington and Lee University.
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.
This collection consists of letters written to Henry Donald Campbell, mostly from his colleagues at Washington and Lee University when he was on a leave of absence from the university.
This collection includes 20 speeches and copies of letters and papers collected on R. E. Lee's administration of Washington College, 1865-1870.
This collection consists of a diary and three letters written by Henry Lee III; also included are three land grants and one military commission signed by Lee during his tenure as governor of Virginia.
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 includes items from Johnston's chairmanship of the 50th reunion of the Class of 1929 at Washington and Lee University in 1979 and from when he was named Distinguished Washington and Lee Alumnus in 1980. It also includes two typed letters signed by Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell.
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.
This collection consists largely of constituent correspondence relating to Shenandoah Valley local politics, land transactions, and railroads. Included are letters from Congressman John Letcher and his assessments of the contemporary political scene, including congressional elections, Kansas migration, and railroads.
This collection includes minutes, scrapbooks, histories, photographs, and other items of twenty home demonstration clubs in the Rockbridge County, Virginia area.
This broadside titled 'Home School for Young Boys, Grace Church Rectory, Lexington, Va.' by Reverend William Nelson Pendleton and Mrs. General Edwin G. Lee, who was his widowed daughter, provides information about the upcoming semester at their school.
A scrapbook compiled by Washington and Lee University student Horace Whaley Phillips, of Suffolk, Virginia (WLU class of 1908)during his studetn years. It is made from a 1902 Mary Baldwin College yearbook, "The Blue Stocking," and includes pasted in photographs, newspaper clippings, school and Lexington, Va. related ephemera, and more. Further subjects include, Stonewall Brigade Band, C&O Railroad, W&L President George H. Denny, athletics, W&L student body.
This collection contains bills and receipts of the Horn family and includes two letters explaining how the collection was formed.
This collection consists of the script of an address by Hugh Blair Grigsby titled "The Founders of Washington College" delivered at the college's 1870 Commencement in Lee Chapel.
Membership card and sleeve for Demetrius Paleone (sp?), who we believe was a Load Foreman for the Transportation Department. The book is inscribed with the Industrial Union No.8, Brooklyn Branch No.1, Oct. 16, 1919. The envelope is stamped with the Marine Transport Workers emblem and the date Sept 30, 1919.
Pamphlet containing the by-laws and rules of order for the Stonewall Lodge, No. 136, of the International Order of Odd Fellows. It was printed at the Gazette and Banner office, later the Lexington Gazette, in 1868.
This collection contains the invitation from the Regent and Vice Regents of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union to a celebration of the 196th Anniversary of George Washington's Gift to Liberty Hall Academy and accompanying envelope. The event was held on February 12, 1992.
This collection contains correspondence between Isaac Bird and various correspondents, including Josiah Brewer, William Goodell and Jonas King, all having to do with early American Board missionaries to the Near East.
Isaac Newton Campbell kept this notebook while a student at Washington and Lee University and at Campbell's Divinity School. It consists primarily of his notes on Greek grammar from Professor James Jones White's class at Washington and Lee and notes on biblical history from T.E. Peck's classes at divinity school. Includes a poem about Professor White.