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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 637 Collections and/or Records:

Edmondson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0251
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters and receipts of Colonel James Kerr Edmondson, a Lexington, Virginia lawyer, judge and mayor, and of his wife, Emily Jane Taylor Edmondson. Also included are Edmondson's letters to his wife during the Civil War, while he was an officer in the Stonewall Brigade. Their are some items from their relations, the Monroes and Penicks of Lexington.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1904

J. Henry Smith Speeches

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0258
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Washington College student J. Henry Smith's addresses to the college's "John Marshall Society" on Sept. 24, 1841; "Total Abstinence Society" on Sept. 23, 1842; a speech on "Patriotism" in celebration of George Washington's birthday as a representative of the "Rockbridge Union Volunteers" in 1842; and a speech on "Moral Education" given on Commencement Day, 1842.

Dates: Inclusive 1841-1842

Collection of U. S. Army Infantry publications

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0289
Scope and Contents

This collection includes publications covering the U. S. Army 4th Infantry Division, especially regarding its duty in Vietnam, with 31 issues of The Ivy Leaf, from Camp Enari, Vietnam (1967-1968), and several issues of Ivy Leaves, the publication of the National 4th Infantry (Ivy) Division Association.

Dates: Inclusive 1967-2005; Majority of material found within Bulk 1967-1968

Joseph James Murray Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0302
Scope and Contents The diaries give a precise record of Joseph James Murray's four years as superintendent of home missions in Wilmington, North Carolina, as well as of his life as pastor, family man, traveller, lover of the arts and ornithologist while in Lexington, Virginia (1924-1968). Reminiscences include information about his family, including his wife, Jane Dickson Vardell Murray, and children, J. J. (Jimmy) Murray, Jr. and Jane Murray, and close friends, including Matthew Paxton, Nell Paxton, James G....
Dates: Inclusive 1920-1968

Alexander Lockhart Nelson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0303
Scope and Contents The Alexander Lockhart Nelson Papers consist of materials related to Nelson’s life as mathematician at Washington and Lee University; Nelson, Guy, Matthews, Archer, and Rennick family genealogy; an address by Nelson on his teaching experience during Robert E. Lee's presidency of Washington College; some family and miscellaneous correspondences; and photographs. Included and, perhaps, the primary aspect of the collection is Nelson’s notebook used during his time as both student and professor...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1848 - 1902

William Dana Hoyt Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0305
Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of correspondence concerning the Committee on Preservation of Goshen Pass, Virginia, from January through May 1930 between Hoyt and various people. Also included is a one-page typed history of Goshen Pass and the controversy over a proposed dam there.

Dates: Inclusive January-May 1930

Collection of U. S. House of Representatives printed documents about prohibition

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0366
Scope and Contents

This collection contains U. S. House of Representatives printed documents about prohibition dated 1808, 1815, 1826, and 1930.

Dates: Inclusive 1808-1930

John Leighton Stuart typescript

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0309
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a typescript and publisher's proof of Fifty years in China: the memoirs of John Leighton Stuart, missionary and ambassador. It includes references to and a prefatory note by George Catlett Marshall, an introduction by noted Chinese educator Hu Shih, references to Pantops Academy (Charlottesville, Va.), Union Theological Seminary (Richmond, Va.), and Yenching University in Beijing, China.

Dates: 1954

Frank E. White Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0330
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of research documents and photographs for Frank E. White's 2008 publication Sailor's Creek: Major General G. W. Custis Lee, Captured with Controversy.

Dates: 2008

Francis Thomas Anderson Junkin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0331
Scope and Contents

There are two volumes of carbon copied letters from Francis Thomas Anderson Junkin to many notable Lexington, Virginia families as well as several photographs and pamphlets.

Dates: Inclusive 1910-1913

Rupert Nelson Latture Valedictory address

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0175
Scope and Contents

Rupert Latture's address recalls highlights of the Class of 1915 at Washington and Lee University. It makes an extended analogy to Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, 'The Great Stone Face.' It also includes humorous references to Washington and Lee President George Hutcheson Denny.

Dates: 1915

Henry Courtenay Selden Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0174
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1863; Majority of material found within Bulk 1863

David Embry Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0225
Scope and Contents

The letters in this collection were written by Dean Robert Henry Tucker to Mrs. David Embry who was inquiring about her husband's degree from Washington and Lee University. David Embry received his diploma, dated July 28, 1944, and graduated with honors. At the time of the letters he was serving in the Navy.

Dates: 1944

P. A. Preston Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0229
Scope and Contents

This letter was written by P. A. Preston to J. J. White about a gift Preston gave White to remind him of kindness.

Dates: 1859

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

Joseph Martin Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0220
Scope and Contents

This collectin is a photocopy of a letter written by Joseph Martin informing a friend that the friend's son was killed during a military engagement at William Mann's mill. The letter was written from Fort Young. There is also a typed transcription of the letter.

Dates: 1763-09

Jefferson Davis Centennial Program

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0533
Scope and Contents

Program for the Jefferson Davis Centennial Service at St. Paul's Church, Richmond, Virginia on June 3, 1908.

Dates: 1908-06-03

Tom Wolfe Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0039
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a letter from Tom Wolfe to Professor Carlisle recommending Marshall Fishwick for the Alumni Distinguished Professorship.

Dates: 1963

Fairfield, Virginia Postermaster Notice of Appointment

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0534
Scope and Contents

Letter of appointment for John W. Wheat to replace Gabriel Lilley, who resigned his post as Postmaster of Fairfield, Virginia from the U. S. Postmaster General. Note signed by James W. Man for William Mahone, the 1st Assistant to the Postermaster General.

Dates: 1881-05-21

New Orleans Volunteer Trip for Hurricane Katrina Cleanup Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0159
Scope and Contents This collection of materials relates to the February 2007 trip organized by Marguerite McClinton, Director of Elrod Commons and Campus Activities, in conjunction with the Office of Disaster Response for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisana, in which W&L students travelled to New Orleans to help with disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina. It contains information about New Orleans, original volunteer agreements and releases, a letter from the Diocese to McClinton thanking her for...
Dates: 2007

Charles S. Sydnor Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0506
Scope and Contents

Letters from Charles S. Sydnor to Francis P. Gaines and Lucius Junius Desha.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1947-11-05 - 1948-05-06

Graham Family Bible

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0118
Scope and Contents

This collection is the family bible of Michael Graham, father of William Graham, which was printed in Edinburgh in 1752. It contains a genealogy page where Graham listed the birth dates of his children.

Dates: 1752

MacMillan Albums

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0266
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three scrapbooks with contents compiled by Mary MacMillan and her son Charles MacMillan. The first contains scenes from a trip to Ireland, containing Mary MacMillan’s pencil sketches of scenes and prints of Ireland mostly by James Howard Burgess. The second contains poetry and calligraphy from Mary MacMillan and others as well as collections of dried and pressed marine marine algae or seaweed, watercolors sketches and cartoons. The third consists of mica...
Dates: Inclusive 1843-1851

Reid Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0027
Scope and Contents Series 1 of this collection primarily covers the period from 1763 through Samuel McDowell Reid's death in 1869. There are also a few later items dealing chiefly with his estate. The bulk of the papers deals with business matters. Documents concern such matters as the James River and Kanawha Company, the North River Navigation Company, Washington College's relationship with the Society of the Cincinnati, slavery, and the financial dealings of John Robinson and the Hare family. Series 2 is...
Dates: 1760-1896

Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Civil War manuscript collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0785
Content Description This collection consists of original manuscripts, documents, military orders, illustrations, photographs, and ephemera of the era of the American Civil War collected by Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Key themes of the collection are the Paxton family of Lexington and Rockbridge County, Virginia, Shenandoah Valley history, the Army of Northern Virginia and Stonewall Brigade of the Confederate States Army, Washington College (later Washington and Lee University) (VA), and Robert E. Lee. The...
Dates: circa 1852-1887, 1930