Contains 12 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 12
Content Description A Christmas card from historian Kathleen E. Bruce to her uncle William A. Anderson of Lexington, Virginia, postmarked December 25, 1928, announcing a forthcoming publication,"Rise of the Iron Industry in Virginia." The title of the book became "Virginia Iron Manufacture in the Slave Era," and was published in 1930. Kathleen Bruce was teaching history at the College of William and Mary in 1928. She was the granddaughter of Joseph Reid Anderson, former Confederate general and owner of the...
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents This item is a program from the memorial service for James Walter Whitehead, Sr., which was held on September 26, 2015 in Lee Chapel on the Washington and Lee University campus.
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents This item is a program for the memorial service for Minor Lee Rogers, which was held on September 16, 1991.
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Dates: Majority of material found within 1950 - 1972; Nixon campaign poster
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents The Venable Family Collection consists of two postcards written from Andrew Reid Venable to his son Edgar W. Venable in 1886, a privately published pamphlet titled "Do - Well - Home of William Morton Watkins and Elizabeth Venable Watkins and their children" the pamphlet concerns the Watkins family home "Do-Well," located in Charlotte County, Virginia and family genealogy. An original photograph of the home is pasted onto the cover. Also included in the collection is a copy of Vol. 32, No. 3...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1886 - 1942
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents A letter of introduction for former Washington College Professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry Joseph W. Farnum penned by Washington College (Va.) president Henry Ruffner to American Consul to London, England, Col. Thomas Aspinwall. Ruffner asks that Aspinwall assist in connecting Farnum with those of "scientific society and institutions" in the vicinity of London, England.
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 6
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....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1920 - 1929
Collection — Box: 1
Content Description Eleven papers written by Washington and Lee University alumnus Robert W. Hilton, Jr. (Class of 1939) and read to the Literary Club of Cincinnati, Ohio between 1973 and 1999.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1973 - 1999
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents A letter written by merchant, banker, and politician James Read Branch of Richmond, Va. to the grocery and dry goods partnership of Bacon and Lewis in Lexington, Va. regarding a shipment by packet boat of shoe blacking.Also included from the State Historical Society Wisconsin, McCormick Collection, Bacon and Lewis Papers, the following: hand written notes from index at front of volume 3, concerning the Moore family, 1851 and January through March 1853, because could not be photocopied, and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1851-06-18 - 1868-05-08
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents A one page letter from Mary Randolph Custis Lee to Mrs. Appich, likely Mary E. Appich of Fairfax, Virginia, thanking her for previous letters and offering a photograph of Robert E. Lee. The letter is accompanied by an albumen cabinet-sized photograph of Robert E. Lee likely by photographer Michael Miley of Lexington, Va. The photograph includes an attached clipped R.E. Lee signature. The reverse of the photograph is inscribed to Mrs. Appich from Mrs. Lee and dated June 12, 1873. Also included...
Dates: Letter; Majority of material found within Photograph