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Thomas Nelson Page papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0007

Scope and Contents

This collection includes four letters: Feb. 20, l904, Page to Samuel Graham on a social matter, and March 27, 1909, Lord Wolseley to Page in gratitude for being lent Nelson's book and praising Lee; September 30 and October 19, 1878 from Page to J. G. Steel on a business matter. It also includes a visitor's book, 1885-1899; Page's dinner party record from 1913-1919, while he was U. S. Ambassador to Italy. Additionally, it includes revised pages from the first edition of Page's book, Robert E. Lee: Man and Soldier, which was originally titled Robert E. Lee, the Southerner, drafts, two corrected galley proofs and two uncorrected duplicate proofs.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1878-1919


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 Note

Thomas Nelson Page was born in Hanover County, Virginia, the son of John Page and Elizabeth Burwell Nelson Page. He attended Washington and Lee University from 1869-1872 but did not graduate. He was admitted to the bar in 1876 after studying at the University of Virginia. He was appointed Ambassador to Italy by President Woodrow Wilson and served from 1913-1919. He died in 1922.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Visitor's book, 1885-1899 gift of Thomas Nelson Page.

Letter from Lord Wolseley to Thomas Nelson Page gift of Rosewell Page.

Letter from Page to Samuel J. Graham gift of Mrs. Samuel J. Graham.

Dinner party record gift of Dr. Henry Field.

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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