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Hugh A. Moran papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0005

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of mainly correspondence, including letters between Hugh A. Moran and his family while he was a student at Washington College. There are letters from fellow students, college programs, and a class notebook. Correspondents include Alston Boyd, Lucius Desha, Jr., William Preston Johnston, Mildred Lee, Nathan M. Moran and Mrs. Nathan M. Moran. The collection also includes Moran's grade report for the half session ending February 1868 as well as ephemeral items associated with the Graham Philanthropic Society, both the Washington and Phoenix Literary Societies, The Ugly Club, the Southern Collegian, and commencement. The letters to Moran from his mother describe everyday life on a Kentucky farm. The collection ranges in date from 1865-1879.


  • Creation: 1865-1879


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

Hugh Anderson Moran lived at Stone Hedge, Silver Creek, Madison County, Kentucky. He was a student was Washington College, now Washington and Lee University, from 1867-1869. After graduation, he returned to Silver Creek where he engaged in farming and the breeding of cattle. He was a member of the Board of Visitors of the Kentucky A. and M. College and was a professor at Central University. He died in 1886.


0.5 Linear Feet (one document case)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Hugh Anderson Moran, 1947.


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Repository Details

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

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Lexington VA 24450 USA