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Henry Courtenay Selden Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0174

Scope and Contents

Letters written at Washington College by Selden to his sister, Mary Byrd ('Mollie') Selden describing college life. One letter refers to the death of Gen. Stonewall Jackson and the ceremonies attendant to his burial. Others include a letter from Alexander L. Nelson, Professor of Mathematics at the College, commending Selden; a letter after Selden left Washington College and joined the 3rd Virginia Cavalry.

Dates

  • Inclusive 1861-1863
  • Majority of material found within Bulk 1863

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. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Selden was a student at Washington College from 1861-1863. Later he was a member of the 3rd Virginia Cavalry.

Extent

10 Item (Housed in a box containing collections 0173-0180.)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Addison M. Duval, 1995

Creator

Source

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Lexington VA 24450 USA