Franklin Society Archives
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.
- 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
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Franklin Society in 1891.
Receipt dated December 2, 1841 is in the Secure Cabinet.
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Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository
204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA