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Margaret Junkin Preston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0101

Scope and Contents

This collection includes poems and prose (manuscript and printed copies); A May Night Masque, written in 1872 for Ann Smith Academy; notebooks and scrapbooks. There is a Greek New Testament given to Preston by her father, George Junkin, and a glass plate negative of George Junkin's portrait. Additionally, Preston's scrapbooks include one volume of her printed poems and stories and one volume of her sketches and manuscript poems. There is also a broadside, and several sketches by her sister, Eleanor Junkin.

Dates

  • Inclusive1839-1872

Creator

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.

Biographical / Historical

Margaret Junkin Preston was the daughter of George Junkin, Washington College president from 1848-1861, and the wife of John T. L. Preston, professor at Virginia Military Institute, as well as a well-known poet.

Extent

1.6 Linear Feet

Creator

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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