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Fitzgerald Flournoy papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0187

Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters to and from John L. Campbell, Dean at Washington and Lee University, as well as letters to, from, and concerning Frank J. Gilliam, who was a member of the Washington and Lee class of 1917, 1912-1926. Campbell and Gilliam correspond about several members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity being unable to return for the next semester due to grades. They also correspond about a prospective student from Lynchburg.

Scope and Contents

This collection also includes a group of Christmas cards and notes, which were written by Prof. Fitzgerald Flournoy, to Mr. Jefferson D. Reed, Jr., WLU Class of 1928, and his wife, 1957-1960, 1963. They contain some original poetry written by Dr. Flournoy. They were all good friends, and Dr. Flournoy use to visit the Reed family in the Summer, while he was vacationing in the Tidewater area. This part of the collection was transferred from The W&L Development Office to Special Collections in 2021.


  • Creation: 1912 - 1963


Language of Materials

The materials in this collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Fitzgerald ('Fitz') Flourney was a member of the Washington and Lee University Class of 1920.


42 Item

Physical Location

This collection is housed with collections 0183-0187.

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA