WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections
Found in 620 Collections and/or Records:
The collection consists of various papers related to Earl L. Valentine, Sr., an alumnus of Washington and Lee University's law school and later a local lawyer. The papers include various correspondences, genealogical material, assorted photographs, miscellaneous programs and announcements, and material concerning Valentine's wife, Lucille Wilson.
This collection consists of three letters written by E. M. Walden from various Confederate States of America camps (near Wilmington, NC; Kinston, NC; and Richmond, VA) to his sister. He provides her with updates on CSA military activities and mentions General Sherman's raid in Georgia. The letters are dated June 13, 1863, Dec. 3, 1864, and Jan. 20, 1865.
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.
This collection contains two letters, with envelopes, from First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson, wife of Woodrow Wilson, to Mrs. Frank P. Gaines (wife of President of Washington and Lee University).
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.
This collection consists of two autographed signed letters from Edmund Charles Blunden to Trevor Leigh-Hunt. They were written during his tenure at Oxford and are on stationery from Merton College at Oxford University.
This collection includes family correspondence (1827-1846), letters (1862-1864) written by Harkness while serving in the Civil War, commissions and court martial documents, and muster rolls (1863-1865).
This collection contains three letters: one signed from Jean-Paul Sartre dated February 2, 1965; one undated autographed letter signed from Simone de Beauvoir to Hamer regarding the Washington and Lee University Glasgow Endowment lecture series; and one copy of Hamer's letter dated November 11, 1973 to Simone de Beauvoir inviting her to provide a Glasgow Endowment lecture.
These papers include an account of his student life at Washington and Lee University from 1940-1943, which mentions faculty members Fitzgerald Flournoy and Lawrence E. Watkin. There are also letters to his parents, documents, poetry and essays about his service in World War II, primarily in the European theater.
Letter [183-] from 'a citizen' [Edward Graham] extolling the military worth of students. In addition, a document, dated July 5, 1822, which is signed by John Quincy Adams, stipulating what government documents Washington College will receive.
Edward L. Moreland and Robert W. Dickey Correspondence with accompanying photograph of an early X-Ray
This typescript signed letter from Edward Virginius Valentine to Mrs. R. L. Walton on November 28, 1922 concerns the personal contacts he had with Robert E. Lee and sculptures he made, including the recumbent statue of Lee in Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University.
This collection contains one original letter dated Oct 28, 1880 and a photocopy of a letter dated September 1, 1880. Both letters are from Edwin A. Pratt to Emma Earle Chenault, who was the first woman doctor to practice medicine independently in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Pratt wrote the original letter while he was a student at Washington and Lee University and it describes campus and town life.
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.
The Effinger School collection consists of the compiled research of Clinton Lee Anderson and Henry A. Hatcher, co-authors of "Celebrate Effinger, 1922-2010" their published history of the Effinger School in the Collierstown vicinity of Rockbridge County, Virginia. Included within the collection are various records, publications, printed matter from the school, school newspapers, alumni records, photographs, and general history of the school.
This collection consists of a letter from Ripley while he was at Headquarters in the Bay of St. Louis to Colonel Butler. Ripley asks Butler to speak to Maj. General Jackson on his behalf. Butler wrote on the back of the letter the date he received it, the date he answered, and that the letter was to be submitted to the Major General upon his return. There is also a photocopy of the letter.
The collection consists of a single letter written by Eli F. Irons, a Union soldier serving in the 146th Regiment of the Ohio National Guard, out of Fayette, VA, to his wife, Mrs. M. B. Irons, in August of 1864. In the letter, Irons talks of his experiences serving in the garrison, and his desire to return home shortly.
This is an undated copy, possibly a draft, of Elijah Forsythe's will. There is a signature of Archibald Graham Esq on the backside.
Scrapbook compiled by Emily Brown Walker of material related to her son, Ernest Brown Walker, Jr., who is a member of Washington and Lee University Class of 1938.