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John White Brockenbrough Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0478

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two of John Brockenbrough's personal correspondences, a letter of resignation from Washington and Lee University, and a bank receipt from the Bank of Lexington. One of the personal correspondences contains information about military movements in Virginia during the American Civil War.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1863-1874
  • Creation: Majority of material found within Bulk 1863-1874


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

John White Brockenbrough founded Lexington Law School in 1849. He earned his LL.D. from Washington College in 1851, where he taught as a law professor from 1866 and again from 1870-1873. He served as an Emeritus Trustee of Washington and Lee University from 1852-1872 and as rector from 1871-1872. He practiced law in various capacities during his career, including as a judge.


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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