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Jonathan William Harpine Letter to Unknown Newspaper Editor

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0659

Content Description

An undated typescript copy of a two page letter written by Reverend Jonathan W. Harpine to the editor of an unknown newpaper, perhaps the Lexington (Va.) News Gazette, opposing the proposed plan to rebuild the Lee Chapel on the campus of Washington and Lee University. The letter likely dates to 1920s during the tenure of Washington and Lee University president Henry Louis Smith who, along with the national chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), was a proponent of the project. In the letter, Harpine interprets Robert E. Lee's legacy and weighs both the pros and cons of the idea. Opposition from the local UDC chapter ultimately blocked the project.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1920 - 1929

Language of Materials

Materials are entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

1 Item (1 folder)