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Franklin Society Archives

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0103

Scope and Contents

Includes membership records, officers' reports, business papers, subscription library records, minutes of the Society's meetings and debates. Includes receipts and letters expressing pleasure at being honored by the society. Receipt dated December 2, 1841 from Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson while he was a Virginia constable, which was later given to the Franklin Society.


  • Creation: 1801 - 1891

Biographical / Historical

The Franklin Society, formally known as the "Franklin Society and Library Company of Lexington" was a literary and debating society and an affiliated subscription library of Lexington, Virginia.


2 Linear Feet : 43 bound ledgers

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Franklin Society in 1891.

Separated Materials

Receipt dated December 2, 1841

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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