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Greenlee D. Letcher letterbooks

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0696

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Fifteen bound typescript letterbooks of the business and personal letters of Lexington, Virginia lawyer Greenlee D. Letcher. Subjects of the letters include court cases, letters of reference, politics, real estate, local and regional news, and personal matters.


  • Creation: 1903 - 1916

Biographical / Historical

Greenlee D. Letcher was the youngest son of John Letcher, governor of Virginia (1860-1864) and Mary Susan Holt Letcher. Greenlee graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1886 and Washington and Lee University Law School in 1888. He represented Rockbridge County as a delegate in the Virginia General Assembly between 1889 - 1893. He served as a Captain of Field Artillery in the 29th Division of the U.S. Army in the First World War, though the battery did not see combat before the November 11, 1918 armistice ended the war. Letcher had a longtime law practice in Lexington, Va. He married Katherine Paul of Rockingham County, Virginia and had three children.


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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