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James McDowell Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0449

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two letters written to James McDowell while he was a Congressman. In one, dated May 16, 1848, James Paxton writes that he is not sure if the administration of Washington College needs changes, discusses the pay of the professors, which varied from $800 to $1300 per year, Governor William Smith's recent appointment of George H. Lee to fill a vacant judgeship. The other from C. S. M. Lee, J. S. Fishburn, and W. P. Wharton, dated December 6, 1848, asks him to deliver a speech for two literary societies at Washington College during its upcoming commencement ceremony. There is a typed transcription of each letter.

Dates

  • 1848

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington & Lee University's 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.

Extent

1 Files

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Col. Harvey E. Sheppard in 1962.

Related Materials

WLU Coll. 0045 James McDowell Papers, 1795-1816

Creator

Source

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

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

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