WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections
Identifier: WLU Coll
Found in 620 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two autographed signed letters from Edmund Charles Blunden to Trevor Leigh-Hunt. They were written during his tenure at Oxford and are on stationery from Merton College at Oxford University.
Dates: Inclusive 1934-1935
Scope and Contents This collection includes family correspondence (1827-1846), letters (1862-1864) written by Harkness while serving in the Civil War, commissions and court martial documents, and muster rolls (1863-1865).
Dates: Inclusive 1827-1865
Scope and Contents This collection contains three letters: one signed from Jean-Paul Sartre dated February 2, 1965; one undated autographed letter signed from Simone de Beauvoir to Hamer regarding the Washington and Lee University Glasgow Endowment lecture series; and one copy of Hamer's letter dated November 11, 1973 to Simone de Beauvoir inviting her to provide a Glasgow Endowment lecture.
Dates: Inclusive 1965-1973
Scope and Contents These papers include an account of his student life at Washington and Lee University from 1940-1943, which mentions faculty members Fitzgerald Flournoy and Lawrence E. Watkin. There are also letters to his parents, documents, poetry and essays about his service in World War II, primarily in the European theater.
Dates: Inclusive 1940-1946
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?
Edward L. Moreland and Robert W. Dickey Correspondence with accompanying photograph of an early X-Ray
Collection — Box 1, Folder: 8
Content Description This collection includes one letter written by Dean Edward L. Moreland of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Dr. Robert W. Dickey of the Physics Dept. at Washington and Lee University dated October 28, 1946. The letter describes an accompanying albumen cabinet photograph of a foot X-Ray. The image, taken by photographer Michael Miley of Lexington, Virginia, shows the foot bones of Elizabeth "Lily" Carter Coles and a needle that had lodged within it. The X-Ray was performed by...
Dates: Correspondences; Photograph
Scope and Contents This typescript signed letter from Edward Virginius Valentine to Mrs. R. L. Walton on November 28, 1922 concerns the personal contacts he had with Robert E. Lee and sculptures he made, including the recumbent statue of Lee in Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University.
Scope and Contents This collection contains one original letter dated Oct 28, 1880 and a photocopy of a letter dated September 1, 1880. Both letters are from Edwin A. Pratt to Emma Earle Chenault, who was the first woman doctor to practice medicine independently in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Pratt wrote the original letter while he was a student at Washington and Lee University and it describes campus and town life.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection contains thirty-four digital files given to Washington and Lee University by Edwin L. Dooley, Jr. Thirty-two contain 2-D renderings of Lexington's Main Street in 1867, which he created for the 2013 Rockbridge Historical Society exhibit. Some of these files contain the renderings themselves while others are photographs of the exhibit panels, which are composed of a rendering accompanied by a historic or modern photograph of the same geographic location and some informational...
Dates: 2013; Other: Years of the subjects of the digital files; Lexington Main Street in 1867 and the 1860 and 1870 census for the Town of Lexington.
Scope and Contents This collection contains a stamp dated July 18, 1854; 1891-1892 student handbook for Washington & Lee; four photographs; and various correspondence and articles to and by Dr. Green.
Dates: Inclusive 1865-1927