WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections
Identifier: WLU Coll
Found in 620 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The memoirs include recollections of Gordon's childhood in Georgetown and Washington, D.C., of his relatives and friends, and of his career in the 1st Regiment of Engineers with the Army of Northern Virginia (1862-1865) as well as genealogical information.
Dates: 1865 - 1886
Scope and Contents A narrative of William Alexander Graham's journeys, medical training, and career from 1816-1819, in Lexington, and Abingdon, Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, taken from his diaries and letters, including references to some well-known contemporary figures like actors James Wallack and Thomas Cooper and artist Benjamin West.There is a summary of included names and places in the control folder.
Dates: Inclusive 1816-1819
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two letters, dated 1857 and 1858, to Mrs. E. H. Carrington on matters of business.
Dates: Inclusive 1857-1858
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. The...
Dates: Inclusive 1850-1918
Scope and Contents This collection includes four glass plate negatives, a sketch of Andrew Alexander, a letter signed by Andrew Alexander, and a letter dated 1796 from William C. Anderson to Francis Thomas.
Dates: Inclusive 1796-2009
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters from William Chauncey Fowler to George Washington Custis Lee, who was president of Washington and Lee University at the time. The letters mention connections to George Washington Parke Custis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson.
Dates: Inclusive 1872-1876
Scope and Contents This collection consists of William D. Johnson's lecture notes from a chemistry course at Washington and Lee University taught by John Lyle Campbell, who was Professor of Chemistry at Washington and Lee University 1851-1886.
Dates: Inclusive 1871-1872
Scope and Contents This account book covers Lewis' expenses over a seventeen year period, including expenditures on room, board, clothing and other items. During the first three years he was a student at Washington and Lee University.
Dates: Inclusive 1870-1887
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
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