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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 625 Collections and/or Records:

Arnold Toynbee letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0257
Scope and Contents

This letter is from Toynbee to Washington and Lee University President, Francis P. Gaines, upon Toynbee's departure from the University in June 1958.

Dates: 1958-06-02

Ashley Brown Christmas Poem

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0485
Scope and Contents

Christmas card sent to the Cyrus Hall McCormick Library containing original poem by Washington and Lee University student Ashley Brown printed in Lexington Virginia by C. Harold Lauck. It is number 29 of 50. It is a signed copy.

Dates: 1951

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0025
Scope and Contents This collection contains records of the association, such as meeting minutes, budget information, membership records, constitution and bylaws, as well as information about preservation easements and county mills, the organization's promotional materials, newsletter, publications, photographs, and a survey, by questionaire, of the portraits painted before 1914 that are owned and located in Rockbridge County and Lexington, Virginia. The survey was conducted under the auspices of the APVA....
Dates: 1971 - 2003

August Forsberg's Civil War Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0109
Scope and Contents

This collection is an American Civil War memoir, c.1870?, of August Forsberg, which includes accounts of Confederate fortifications, marches and battles, and his life in a Union prisoner of war camp in Fort Delaware.

Dates: 1870

Augusta County 19th Century Court Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0482
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three 19th century court documents from Augusta County, Virginia. They all relate to the circuit court case where William J. Shumate is suing the business of Woodword & Coalter (Samuel M. Woodword, Joseph Woodword, and Thomas S. Coalter) for $300 owed to him.

Dates: 1857

Autograph Book

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0421
Scope and Contents

This autograph book contains many autographs from various states and a few from foreign countries. The owner of this book is unknown.

Dates: Inclusive 1880-1884

B. H. Epperson Receipt

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0487
Scope and Contents

Receipt notes that B. H. Epperson's $25 contribution is to be applied to the Washington and Lee University's endowment of the Texas professorship of Applied Mathematics.

Dates: 1871-09-13

Babylonian tablet

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0146
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a small clay tablet inscribed on both sides with Sumerian cuneiform. The script records shipments of wheat and mentions two Sumerian kings by name. One side of the tablet bears char marks, possibly originating from fire in the destruction of Ur.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 2030

Baer Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0155
Scope and Contents This collection in comprised principally business and family correspondence and general papers of the Baer family of the Panther Gap vicinity of Rockbridge County, Va. with a concentration of papers relative to the family's land holdings such as maps, indentures, and wills. Other highlights are a group of twenty-one manuscript weaving drafts for making household textiles, a family Bible in German(l744), local militia fines, genealogical materials, some relating to the Decker and Hite (Heyt)...
Dates: 1744 - 1929

Barbara Brown Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0407

Barbara Cary Johnston Willard Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0325
Scope and Contents

The scrapbook is a genealogical compendium of the Welsh family of Rockbridge County, Virginia and their descendants and includes many family photographs and documents.

Dates: Inclusive 1800-2006

Ben Benson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0386
Scope and Contents

The Ben Benson Collection includes original portrait art of presidents and first ladies by Ben Benson, various formats of printed presidential iconography and related presidential and U.S. political memorabilia from George Washington to Barack Obama.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: Inclusive 1789-2012

Ben Sherman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0623
Content Description The collection consists of materials preserved by former WLU student Ben Sherman (Class of 1975) related to his student years with a focus on the 1972 Washington and Lee University Mock Democratic Convention. Ben Sherman participated in the 1972 Mock Convention as the floor leader for candidate Hubert Humphrey. Items include an autographed copy of Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter' s May 5, 1972 Mock Convention keynote address, a copy of Sherman's typescript nomination remarks for candidate...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1915 - 1976; Event: 1972

Benjamin Borden Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0107
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one document, the original land grant to Benjamin Borden of a tract of land for settlement in what would become Rockbridge County.

Dates: 1739-11-06

Benjamin Franklin Doswell Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0061
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters written by Doswell to his family while he was a student at Washington College.

Dates: Inclusive 1847-1849

Benjamin Franklin Richardson Course Notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0552
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two volumes of course notes taken by Washington College student Benjamin Franklin Richardson. One is from a course on the principles of evolution and the second is from a course on general chemistry, which was taught by Professor George D. Armstrong.

Dates: Unknown

Betty E. Munger Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0252
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters from more than 60 Washington and Lee University students to Munger that discussed the war in Vietnam and military life, as well as politics, books, and travel abroad.

Dates: Inclusive 1968-1991; Majority of material found within Bulk 1968-1980

Beverly Tucker Lacy Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0603
Scope and Contents

This collection contains one letter from Beverly Tucker Lacy and two hand-written, rough transcriptions of the letter.

Dates: 1857-01-07

Blain Family Papers

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-7
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0066
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal papers of the Blain family of Albemarle County and Williamsburg, Virginia, including the Civil War period diary (1861-63) of school teacher Mary Randolph Blain. The diary, written near the York River in Gloucester County, Va. provides a picture of civilian life both in that area and in Williamsburg, Va. where her parents lived during the period. Also included are two letters written from Randolph Harrison Blain, brother of the diarist and a member of the...
Dates: Inclusive 1861-1905; Majority of material found within Bulk 1861-1864

Boswell Mercantile Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0417
Scope and Contents

This ledger from the Boswell Mercantile covers approximately the period between 1855 and 1861. It contains monthly expenses for individual clients.

Dates: Inclusive 1855-1861

Botts Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0091
Scope and Contents

This collection contains approximately 11 items from various descendants and relatives of John Minor Botts (1802-1969), all discussing Botts family genealogy.

Dates: Inclusive 1933-1946

Brick Company Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0443
Scope and Contents

Ledger is an account book of a brick company near Lexington, the exact identity of which is unknown. The ledger records that Washington College purchased 200 bricks in 1858.

Dates: Inclusive 1857-1862

Broadside Announcing Robert E. Lee's Presidency of Washington College

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0660
Content Description

A broadside announcing Robert E. Lee's acceptance of the presidency of Washington College. The broadside was printed at the Lexington Gazette. The announcement was officially made by John W. Brockenbrough, Rector of Washington College.

Dates: 1865-09-01

Broadside on the death of James A. Garfield

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0590
Scope and Contents

This broadside from Calvin Morgan Dold, mayor of Lexington, Virginia, gives notice of President Garfield's death on September 20, 1881. He says businesses will be suspended for the day and instructs citizens to come to Lexington Presbyterian Church for religious services.

Dates: 1881-09-20