WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections
Identifier: WLU Coll
Found in 619 Collections and/or Records:
Content Description The William Thornton Owen Papers consists of a three page letter written by Owen to his father, Robert E. Owen, dated September 24, 1855 on his experiences as a new student at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia. The letter initially details his trip to the school from his home in Halifax County, Virginia, via Richmond, Waynesboro, Staunton, then Lexington, Va. by rail and stage. Also included is Owen's autograph album dated February 29, 1856 which is prolifically inscribed by friends and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1855 - 1856
Scope and Contents This collection includes miscellaneous articles on a variety of literary topics. It also includes approximately 25 items from Pusey's wartime duty in Germany in 1945, including eight photographs of Admiral Dönitz's surrender. Additionally, there is a typescript by Pusey entitled Theater in Staunton, Va, 1875-1912.Also contains a signed typescript of his book History of the theater in Staunton, Virginia, known as Grange Hall, the Opera House (1879) and the Beverly Theatre...
Dates: Inclusive 1925-1992; Majority of material found within Bulk 1925-1962
Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three letters dating to the American Civil War era. The first two were written by Captain Jacob J. Whitmore to William A. Wilson on matters of business. In them, Whitmore discusses the effect of the war on his ability to conduct business and the movement of his regiment from Alleghany mountain. The third letter is unrelated and written by an unknown author to her friend Lizzie Firebaugh. This letter discusses family matters and the status of several male relatives or...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864
Scope and Contents Family papers include Winborne Jr.'s school papers and notebooks from his years at Washington and Lee University, as well as information about his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta. Three folders contain printed matter about his father, Roger M. Winborne, a Class of 1911 graduate of Washington and Lee University Law School.
Dates: Inclusive 1907-1975; Majority of material found within Bulk 1907-1909; Majority of material found within Bulk 1942-1946
Scope and Contents Contains genealogies of Lucy Johnson Withrow; correspondence of Louie Moran to Margaret Withrow, 1919; licences and receipts for John Withrow's general store, 1882-1920; also includes 3 ALS of M. H. Johnson to Fanny Withrow concerning Burnside's bombardment of Fredericksburg and maneuvers in the Valley of Virginia, 1862 November 16-30.
Dates: Inclusive 1852-1932
Scope and Contents These genealogical records of the Youel family of Virginia, originally from Scotland, include a family Bible and looseleaf notebooks compiled by various family members on Rice M. Youel (1891-1962), Marion John Youel, and Richard Dudley Obenshain. There is also a copy of the Iowa Centennial Book (1982).
Dates: Other: 19th to 20th centuries
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a roll and minutes book (1916-1920), record book (1867-1941), a list of members and who attended student prayer meetings (1856-1866), the constitution, and a library book (1887-1890) for the YMCA in Lexington, Virginia.
Dates: 1867 - 1941
Scope and Contents Items of Zechariah Johnston and his son Thomas, including petitions, resolutions, and instructions to Zechariah Johnston while he was a member of the Virginia General Assembly; 2 letters from William Graham to Zechariah Johnston on political matters; lecture notes; property descriptions; ca. 69 business accounts, 1796-1845, of Thomas Johnston.
Dates: Inclusive 1772-1845