WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections
Identifier: WLU Coll
Found in 620 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Effinger School collection consists of the compiled research of Clinton Lee Anderson and Henry A. Hatcher, co-authors of "Celebrate Effinger, 1922-2010" their published history of the Effinger School in the Collierstown vicinity of Rockbridge County, Virginia. Included within the collection are various records, publications, printed matter from the school, school newspapers, alumni records, photographs, and general history of the school.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1909 - 2011
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a letter from Ripley while he was at Headquarters in the Bay of St. Louis to Colonel Butler. Ripley asks Butler to speak to Maj. General Jackson on his behalf. Butler wrote on the back of the letter the date he received it, the date he answered, and that the letter was to be submitted to the Major General upon his return. There is also a photocopy of the letter.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a single letter written by Eli F. Irons, a Union soldier serving in the 146th Regiment of the Ohio National Guard, out of Fayette, VA, to his wife, Mrs. M. B. Irons, in August of 1864. In the letter, Irons talks of his experiences serving in the garrison, and his desire to return home shortly.
Scope and Contents This is an undated copy, possibly a draft, of Elijah Forsythe's will. There is a signature of Archibald Graham Esq on the backside.
Dates: 1800 - 1820
Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-2
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 Lexington...
Scope and Contents The Elisha Franklin Paxton Papers are comprised primarily of the personal correspondences, business and military papers of Elisha F. Paxton between 1845 and 1863. The core of the personal letters are written from Paxton to his wife Elizabeth White Paxton during their courtship in the 1850s and during the American Civil War, 1861-1863, while he served as an officer in the Confederate States Army’s 27th Virginia Infantry, a member of the staff of General Stonewall Jackson, and general in command...
Dates: Inclusive 1845-1897; Majority of material found within Bulk 1854-1863
Scope and Contents This collection came from the estate of Ellinor Gadsden in 1985. Highlights of the collection include the letters of Alexander Swift(Sandie) Pendleton, a Washington College graduate who was a top aide to Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson during the American Civil War. These approximately 70 letters were a major source for the book. Sandie was the uncle of the Gadsden sisters. Included in the collection are also a few items of Gen. William Nelson Pendleton who was Robert E. Lee's friend and...
Dates: Inclusive 1839-1975
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence (4 folders) by and about Elsie Bowley's sister, Jessie Ball du Pont, and her brother-in-law, A. I. du Pont, as well as letters and correspondence from Elsie's son, Thomas Ball Wright, Ball family members of the Northern Neck of Virginia and other members of the du Pont family. Also contains papers of General Albert J. Bowley, along with Elsie Bowley's business papers regarding her benefactions. Includes ca. 175 photographs (mainly family photos), most of which are not...
Scope and Contents Scrapbook compiled by Emily Brown Walker of material related to her son, Ernest Brown Walker, Jr., who is a member of Washington and Lee University Class of 1938.
Dates: 1934-12-02 - 1936-10-17
Scope and Contents This collection is a typescript of reminiscences by Emily Morrison Bondurant about her life in Brownsburg, Virginia and later in Buckingham County, Virginia and Auburn, Alabama following her 1859 marriage.
Dates: Inclusive 1916-1925