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George A. Baxter Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0003

Scope and Contents

Includes letters from G.A. Baxter to his wife, Anne Fleming Baxter, and 104 letters from miscellaneous correspondents dealing with the Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian affairs; reminiscences of Louise Baxter, and letters to her; citations, certificates, and business receipts.Includes three generations of Baxter family correspondence. Also includes a biography of George A. Baxter, sermons written by George A. Baxter, assorted Presbyterian newspaper articles, and three photographsFamily papers reflect the social life of 19th century Virginia, including a personal recipe book, as well as a folder on the genealogy of the Fleming family and a letter to Louisa Baxter from a missionary's wife in China.

Other correspondents include Alexander Tedford Barclay, Louisa Baxter, William Brown, William Henry Foote, Edward Graham, Samuel L. Graham, Hugh Blair Grigsby, and William Swann Plumer.


  • Inclusive 1797-1893


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Baxter Family Correspondence and papers, 1797-1918 were a gift of Mary Coulling and Martha Coulling.

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Repository Details

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

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Lexington VA 24450 USA