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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 634 Collections and/or Records:

Earl L. Valentine, Sr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0405
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1940 - 1971

Ebenezer Dickey Junkin Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0425
Scope and Contents Presbyterian minister Ebenezer Dickey Junkin's pocket sized bound scrapbook of articles submitted to the Presbyterian Watchman and Observer newspaper by his father, George Junkin, D.D. between 1853-1856. George Junkin, under the pen name Theophilus, wrote the series of letters to the Richmond, Virginia publication on the role of the church in higher education. They include his commentary on the relationship between chuch and government. Junkin penned the letters during his tenure as...
Dates: Inclusive 1853-1856

Ebenezer Mitchell Walden Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0472
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Inclusive 1863-1865

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

Edith Bolling Wilson Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0594
Scope and Contents

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).

Dates: 1950-01-22 - 1950-04-27

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

Edmund Charles Blunden Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0475
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Inclusive 1934-1935

Edson J. Harkness Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0119
Scope and Contents

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).

Dates: Inclusive 1827-1865

Edward B. Hamer Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0353
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Inclusive 1965-1973

Edward Ferguson Devol Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0240
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Inclusive 1940-1946

Edward Graham Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0031
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Inclusive 1822-183?

Edward L. Moreland and Robert W. Dickey Correspondence with accompanying photograph of an early X-Ray

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0661
Content Description This collection includes one letter written by Dean Edward L. Moreland of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Dr. Robert W. Dickey of the Physics Dept. at Washington and Lee University dated October 28, 1946. The letter describes an accompanying albumen cabinet photograph of a foot X-Ray. The image, taken by photographer Michael Miley of Lexington, Virginia, shows the foot bones of Elizabeth "Lily" Carter Coles and a needle that had lodged within it. The X-Ray was performed by...
Dates: Correspondences; Photograph

Edward Miley Eustler scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0430
Scope and Contents Edward M. Eustler's photographic scrapbook (1910-1911) documents Eustler's experience as a student at Washington and Lee University. Eustler, then of Greensboro, North Carolina, compiled his photographic scrapbook with approximately 350 photographs taken between 1910 and 1911. Subjects of the photographs include campus and dorm life, athletics, architecture, local landmarks and historic sights, fraternity and club initiations, the Lexington, Virginia downtown area, the Virginia Military...
Dates: 1910-1911

Edward Virginius Valentine Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0300
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1922

Edwin A. Pratt Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0479
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1880

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.

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

Effinger School Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0523
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1909 - 2011

Eleazar Wheelock Ripley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0460
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1818-06-18

Eli F. Irons Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0212
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1864

Elijah Forsythe Will

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0436
Scope and Contents

This is an undated copy, possibly a draft, of Elijah Forsythe's will. There is a signature of Archibald Graham Esq on the backside.

Dates: 1800 - 1820

Elinor Junkin letter

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0641
Scope and Contents Elinor Junkin, daughter of Washington College's president George Junkin and future first wife of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson details to her first cousin Helen Dickey, of Oxford, Chester County, Pa., her family's move to and first weeks living in Lexington, Virginia, after her father's apppointment at the college. The letter mentions her siblings and shared family, describes the college and its former president Henry Ruffner, the journey from Pennsylvania to Lexington, and the...
Dates: 1848-12-14

Elisha Franklin Paxton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0273
Scope and Contents The Elisha Franklin Paxton Papers are comprised primarily of the personal correspondences, business and military papers of Elisha F. Paxton between 1845 and 1863. The core of the personal letters are written from Paxton to his wife Elizabeth White Paxton during their courtship in the 1850s and during the American Civil War, 1861-1863, while he served as an officer in the Confederate States Army’s 27th Virginia Infantry, a member of the staff of General Stonewall Jackson, and general in...
Dates: Inclusive 1845-1897; Majority of material found within Bulk 1854-1863

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