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Scope and Contents The Elisha Franklin Paxton Papers are comprised primarily of the personal correspondences, business and military papers of Elisha F. Paxton between 1845 and 1863. The core of the personal letters are written from Paxton to his wife Elizabeth White Paxton during their courtship in the 1850s and during the American Civil War, 1861-1863, while he served as an officer in the Confederate States Army’s 27th Virginia Infantry, a member of the staff of General Stonewall Jackson, and general in command...
Dates: Inclusive 1845-1897; Majority of material found within Bulk 1854-1863
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence connected with the book Gen. Robert E. Lee After Appomattox edited by Dr. Riley; letters from Riley to his wife while he was with the American Expeditionary Force University in France in 1919; other correspondents include Edward Clifford Gordon, Mary Custis Lee and Jo Lane Stern. Also includes letters to his daughter (Frances Riley, later Frances Denton), her Daughters of the American Revolution card, and photographs and postcards...
Dates: Inclusive 1897-1927
Scope and Contents Includes membership records, officers' reports, business papers, subscription library records, minutes of the Society's meetings and debates. Includes receipts and letters expressing pleasure at being honored by the society. Receipt dated December 2, 1841 from Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson while he was a Virginia constable, which was later given to the Franklin Society.
Dates: 1801 - 1891
Scope and Contents This collection contains three letters. One, dated March 7, 1863 written in Caroline County, Va. to Col. Boteler gives Jackson's theories of recommending soldiers for promotion. A second, which is dated Mar. 11, 1854 from Lexington, Va. to E.H.J. McCampbell, concerns Jackson resigning from the Franklin Society and Library Company of Lexington. The third letter, dated June 7, 1858, to Prof. J.L. Campbell describes the operation of the Lexington Colored Sabbath School.
Dates: Inclusive 1854-1863