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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 636 Collections and/or Records:

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

Ellinor Porcher Gadsden Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0189
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

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0184
Scope and Contents

These autographed and signed letters are from Mrs. Wilson to Washington and Lee President Francis P. Gaines and his wife, Sadie duVergne Gaines. Included is an invitation and seating arrangement for a luncheon given by Mrs. Wilson for First Lady Jackie Kennedy. The letters show the close friendship between Mrs. Wilson and the Gaines family. The collection also includes a photograph of Edith Wilson.

Dates: Inclusive 1951-1961

Cockrell Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0185
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one original letter to Alexander Cockrell, a student at Washington and Lee University, from Miss Sallie Bullington, a family friend; one photocopy of a letter dated Oct. 24, 1874, from Frank Cockrell, a student at Washington and Lee, to his brother Alexander, a graduate of Washington and Lee; and a photocopy of a letter dated Dec. 25, 1875, from Frank Cockrell to his mother.

Dates: Inclusive 1872-1875

William E. Dold Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0186
Scope and Contents

The collection includes an autograph book containing autographs of Washington and Lee students circa 1875. Also includes a brochure of River Crest Sanitarium (Astoria, Long Island) and three letters to Dr. Dold from Francis P. Gaines, which are dated October 20, 1932, May 24, 1933, and November 7, 1936.

Dates: Inclusive 1875-1936

Fitzgerald Flournoy papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0187
Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters to and from John L. Campbell, Dean at Washington and Lee University, as well as letters to, from, and concerning Frank J. Gilliam, who was a member of the Washington and Lee class of 1917, 1912-1926. Campbell and Gilliam correspond about several members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity being unable to return for the next semester due to grades. They also correspond about a prospective student from Lynchburg.



Dates: 1912 - 1963

James Albert Harrison Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0194
Scope and Contents

This collection includes miscellaneous articles and letters to Dr. Harrison.

Dates: Inclusive 1872-1893

John W. Garrow Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0190
Scope and Contents

This collection contains various items including letters to, from, and concerning John Garrow.

Dates: Inclusive 1899-1981

Giles B. Cooke Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0191
Scope and Contents This collection contains the following correspondence: Letter to Rev. Cooke from G. T. Bearnegan (1874) thanking Cooke for his journal with reference to Petersburg in 1866; letter to Mr. Cooke from U.A. Jackson (1895) asking Cooke for information about Stonewall Jackson for the republishing of U.A. Jackson's book; letter from Rev. Cooke to Mrs. H.B. Lee (1924) asking for information about an incident in the life of General Lee that was similar to the incident that took the life of Stonewall...
Dates: 1874 - 1929

Horn Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0193
Scope and Contents

This collection contains bills and receipts of the Horn family and includes two letters explaining how the collection was formed.

Dates: Inclusive 1836-1897

Edwin Luther Green Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0192
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

William Beverley Pettit Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0199
Scope and Contents This is a collection of correspondence between William B. Pettit and his wife Arabella ('Bell') with scattered letters from other friends and relatives. The letters that date from 1850 to March 1862 include correspondence between husband and wife while Pettit was away on business. The war letters begin in March 1862 and end with Pettit's last war letter to his wife on March 3, 1864. After that date there are letters from Pembroke, the Pettit's son, while he attended school at Ashland, Va....
Dates: Inclusive 1850-1918

John Lewis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0196
Scope and Contents This collection includes general tax and purchase receipts, IOU's, and letters. The receipts date from 1860-1879 and the letters from 1861-1863 when Lewis served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Included among the letters are those to and from his father and his wife, Cary Lewis. Written on the back of one of John Lewis' letters is another letter from Eli Lewis to his wife, Elizabeth. Also includes two letters from William Neay (surgeon) to Lewis' wife and mother...
Dates: Inclusive 1847-1879

W. P. Nye correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0197
Scope and Contents

The collection contains eight letters from J. Ogden Murray to W.P. Nye (all dated 1914) about health, trips to Washington, D.C., politics, and finances. It also contains a letter to W.M. Brown from Mrs. J.E. Bond (1927) thanking him for the check he sent and providing additional history of Dr. Nye's collection and a book containing a record of relics.

Dates: 1914 - 1927

John Barton Payne Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0198
Scope and Contents

Contains a miscellaneous assortment of papers.

Dates: Inclusive 1917-1931

Richard Jennings Gaines Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0081
Scope and Contents

This letter is written to William H. Dennis describing the girls and outings in Rockbridge County and the attraction of the study of astronomy.

Dates: 1819

Juliet S. Bradford Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0092
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 11 items, all expressing sympathy at the death of Mrs. Bradford's husband, Vincent L. Bradford, a benefactor of Washington and Lee University. There is a resolution passed by the Washington and Lee University faculty in tribute to the memory of Mr. Vincent L. Bradford.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1884-08-10 - 1884-10-02

Edwin L. Dooley, Jr. Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0409
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.

James Noah Hess Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0413
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a scrapbook, entitled 'My Memory Book, W.I.H.S.' and accompanying material from James Noah Hess, Washington and Lee University class of 1930. W.I.H.S stands for Washington Irving High School in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Dates: Inclusive 1920-1940

Robert V. Ignico Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0410
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 'Bi-Centennial Issue of Lexington Gazzette Commemorating the Settlement of the Rockbridge Section of Virginia by the White Men, A Tribute To The Scotch-Irish Pioneers', several greeting cards from the school, a collection 19 early football photos, a copy of the Washington and Lee University Bulletin (Volume XLVII, Number 4), a portrait of Robert V. Ignico 1919 as a Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force, and a scrapbook.

Dates: Inclusive 1919-1970

Jane Rust Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0200
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence and papers that were accumulated by Jane Rust while she held a secretarial position at China Defense Supplies from 1941-1942 and at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission from 1960-1961. It also includes three papers written by Rust in the intervening period as well as a collection of material from the Japanese Embassy.

Dates: Inclusive 1941-1961

Joseph Fauber Shaner Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0201
Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of photocopies of American Civil War letters written to and from Joseph Shaner and his family. It also includes a portion of Shaner's 1862 diary, his service records, one photograph, obituaries, history, reminiscences, and genealogies (1754-1978) pertaining to the Shaner family and other Rockbridge County families.

Dates: 1861 - 1865

Dorothy Thompson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0202
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of papers showing that Ms. Thompson was seeking the approval of a few people to use their names on a petition to Senator Alben Barkley to protest filibuster tactics in order to allow the lend-lease bill to be passed.

Dates: 1941

Welsh Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0203
Scope and Contents

This collection is primarily general family correspondence including Civil War letters (dated 1862-1864) from John P. Welsh, a Confederate infantry officer, and James L. Welsh. There are also 34 family letters on microfilm, 12 of which were written by John P. Welsh during his confinement in a Federal prison.

Dates: Inclusive 1817-1886

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Winnie Davis Chapter Minute Book

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0205
Scope and Contents

This minute book of the Winnie Davis Chapter dates from 1938 to 1951 and includes a group photo dated 1937. It also includes four pages of notes concerning the history of the Buena Vista Chapter.

Dates: Inclusive 1938-1951