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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 635 Collections and/or Records:

David Lawrence Hopkins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0279
Scope and Contents

The papers of Captain David L. Hopkins, include 12 letters to his wife, Lou, all but one from his post in Lynchburg, Virginia, concerning their Lexington, Virginia farm, food supplies, mutual acquaintances, and occasionally the war, in particular the Battle of Lynchburg as well as several other family letters and Confederate money.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1865

David Low ephemera related to the NASA Shuttle Program

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0383
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a Washington and Lee banner that David Low, a Washington and Lee alumnus, took with him aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle, Endeavour for 9 days, 23 hours, and 45 minutes. There is also a framed photographic print of the Atlantis space shuttle that Low presented to W&L President James Delane Wilson. Low autographed the photograph's mat.

Dates: 1993

Davidson Family Papers

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-19
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0113
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers of Lexington, Virginia lawyer James D. Davidson and his daughter Mary Davidson and includes some correspondence, manuscript and printed poems of James D.Davidson, clippings, and some miscellaneaous papers from the family. James Davidson's printed and handwritten writings in the collection were compiled for his book "A Curiosity in the Chancery and Rhyme and Prose," (N.D., but likely 1876-81). The collection contains detailed genealogy of the Davidson,...
Dates: 1830 - 1915

Davis Family Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0293
Scope and Contents

This a a collection of diaries of William Couch Davis, Jr., and his wife, Mary Anderson Davis, including accounts of William's jobs in France (1917-19), Cuba, Savannah, and Norfolk. They include many details about the Davis family of West Point, Virginia. One of Mary's diaries covers their first married year (1924-25) in Cuba and others cover their trips (1935-1959) out west in Canada and to Central America and Europe.

Dates: Inclusive 1917-1959; Majority of material found within Bulk 1917-1933

Democratic Party Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0349
Scope and Contents

Includes poll tax lists and letters to local party leaders from national Democratic figures, such as Harry Byrd and Harry Flood

Dates: Inclusive 1912-1961; Majority of material found in Bulk 1912-1928

Department of Law and Equity Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0596
Scope and Contents

This broadside from the Department of Law and Equity is dated August 1, 1870. It was published in Lexington, Virginia.

Dates: 1870-08-01

Dick Sessoms Theatrical Publication Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0412
Scope and Contents

This collection contains playbills, issues of The Dramatist, and other theatrical and ballet ephemera.

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Dickinson Family Financial Records Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0579
Scope and Contents

This collection contains ledgers, time books, check books, and other papers relating to the People's Bank of Buena Vista, Virginia and Dickinson Firebrick Company of Buena Vista, Virginia.

Dates: 1900 - 1948

Diehl and Zink Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0122
Scope and Contents This collection contains personal papers, manuscripts, and notes of Dr. George West Diehl, articles on local history, and the genealogical papers of Mr. and Mrs. Zink, who donated the collection. The collection consists of more than 1,000 folders on Rockbridge County genealogy and history arranged by subject. Charles E. Zink, Dr. Diehl's foster son, contributed additional material to some of the genealogical files after Diehl's death in 1975.The personal papers include manuscripts of Dr....
Dates: Other: 1905 - 1980

Dillon Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0105
Scope and Contents This collection contains the family and personal correspondence (1806-1897), business correspondence, deeds, legal papers, account books (1849-1862) of Dr. Alexander S. Dillon (1813-1870), and family Bible along with ledgers and employee time books of various Dillon limestone companies, especially Edward Dillon and Co. in Botetourt County. Correspondents include Dr. Alexander S. Dillon (1813-1870), Edward Dillon (1835-1897), Edward Davis Dillon (1766-1818), Fanny Polk Dillon, and Patrick...
Dates: 1805 - 1944

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

Douglas MacLeod Virginia Canal History Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0404
Scope and Contents

Secondary sources compiled by historian Doug Macleod on the history of Virginia canals and river navigation with a focus on the James River from Lynchburg, Va. and west. The collection includes three binders compiled of early newspaper article scans mentioning canal development. Also included are eight 20th century magazines related to or including information on canal history.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1950 - 2012

Douglas Southall Freeman Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0368
Scope and Contents

This collection contains typed letters dated July 14, 1934 and July 25, 1936 to Miss Helen Webster of Sunnyside, Lexington, Virginia.

Dates: Inclusive 1934-1936

Douglas Southall Freeman Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0144
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of seven chapters of an original manuscript by Dr. Freeman titled R. E. Lee.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1946

Douglass Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0584
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two invitations to Balls at the Natural Bridge and an 1841 invitation from the Society of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute to attend the celebration of their entrance into their new hall. They are addressed to Nancy and Frances Douglass of Fancy Hill, Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Dates: c. 1841, 1847, and undated

Dr. Sidney Isenberg Collection on Carson McCullers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0097
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 67 items collected by Dr. Sidney Isenberg, a member of the Class of 1942, Washington and Lee University, from his friendship with Carson McCullers, including letters to him from McCullers, from other people about her, an inscribed poem, and memorabilia.

Dates: Inclusive 1948-1971

Duncan G. Groner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0195
Scope and Contents

This collection includes three booklets entitled: International conciliation, dated January 1936; After defense - what?, dated 1941; and Dollars for democracy, not dated. There is also a ten-page story entitled 'The committee to defend America by aiding the Allies'. Additionally, there are various letters and telegrams.

Dates: Inclusive 1936-1942

Duncan Green Campbell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0063
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence concerning Campbell's negotations (1824-1825) as commissioner to the Creek Indians; a transcript of the proceedings and subsequent treaty of agreement relating to the removal of the Indians to points west of the Mississippi River; land deed of Archibald Campbell (d. 1820); and Campbell family genealogy.

Dates: 1789 - 1825

Dunlap Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0245
Scope and Contents Papers contain information about Dunlap's family members, especially Madison Dunlap (1808-1883) of Kerr's Creek and his son, John Matthew Dunlap, a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 1857 who was killed at at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. The collection includes compositions that John Matthew Dunlap wrote for Professor J. J. White in 1856-1857, transcripts of letters he wrote while serving in the Confederate Army, and letters concerning his death. The collection also includes the...
Dates: Inclusive 1830-1878

E. D. Heppert Collection of research materials on Burning Spring/Ebbing Spring Church

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0427
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of research materials on Burning Spring/Ebbing Spring Church in Glade Springs, VA gathered by E. D. Heppert.

Dates: Inclusive 1972-1973

E. Dean Finney Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0588
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two letters written by Washington and Lee University student E. Dean Finney to his mother on December 8 and 11, 1941. He writes about the bombings at Pearl Harbor and how he expects many students will enlist in the military soon.

Dates: 1941-12-08 - 1941-12-11

E. H. Simmons Receipts

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0224
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of receipts pertaining to the purchase of slaves. $87.50 paid for a slave named Charity (June 18, 1847); $600.00 paid for 16-yr. old Agnes (March 1, 1850); $500.00 paid for 13-yr. old Alfred (June 8, 1850); $700.00 paid for 17-yr. old Billy (April 29, 1852); and $890.00 paid for 19-yr. old Caroline (August 7, 1852).

Dates: Inclusive 1847-1852

E. Steadman Financial Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0226
Scope and Contents

This collection of correspondence relating to business also includes business receipts. Specific places mentioned in the correspondence include Saltville, Virginia and Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1865