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Alexander Lockhart Nelson Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0303
Scope and Contents The Alexander Lockhart Nelson Papers consist of materials related to Nelson’s life as mathematician at Washington and Lee University; Nelson, Guy, Matthews, Archer, and Rennick family genealogy; an address by Nelson on his teaching experience during Robert E. Lee's presidency of Washington College; some family and miscellaneous correspondences; and photographs. Included and, perhaps, the primary aspect of the collection is Nelson’s notebook used during his time as both student and professor...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1848 - 1902

Benjamin Franklin Doswell Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0061
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters written by Doswell to his family while he was a student at Washington College.

Dates: Inclusive 1847-1849

Benjamin Franklin Richardson Course Notebooks

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0552
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two volumes of course notes taken by Washington College student Benjamin Franklin Richardson. One is from a course on the principles of evolution and the second is from a course on general chemistry, which was taught by Professor George D. Armstrong.

Dates: Unknown

Brick Company Ledger

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0443
Scope and Contents

Ledger is an account book of a brick company near Lexington, the exact identity of which is unknown. The ledger records that Washington College purchased 200 bricks in 1858.

Dates: Inclusive 1857-1862

Charles A. Graves Academic Certificate

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0657
Content Description

A single parchment academic certificate signifying completion in the course of Latin for Washington College student Charles A. Graves, dated June 1868, and signed by Professor C.J. Harris and Washington College president Robert E. Lee.

Dates: 1868-06-18

Charles and Emmett McCorkle Lecture Notebook

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0139
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a lecture notebook used by Washington College and Washington and Lee University students Charles E. McCorkle between 1869-1870 and his brother Walter between 1870-1874. It includes a note about Robert E. Lee on the inside cover.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1869 - 1874

Daniel Harvey Hill letter to Phelps Collins

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0030
Scope and Contents

In this Jan. 31, 1849 letter to Phelps Collins at West Point, New York, Hill describes the students he is teaching at Washington College and the townspeople of Lexington.

Dates: 1849

Dunlap Family Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0245
Scope and Contents Papers contain information about Dunlap's family members, especially Madison Dunlap (1808-1883) of Kerr's Creek and his son, John Matthew Dunlap, a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 1857 who was killed at at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. The collection includes compositions that John Matthew Dunlap wrote for Professor J. J. White in 1856-1857, transcripts of letters he wrote while serving in the Confederate Army, and letters concerning his death. The collection also includes the...
Dates: Inclusive 1830-1878

Edward Graham Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0031
Scope and Contents

Letter [183-] from 'a citizen' [Edward Graham] extolling the military worth of students. In addition, a document, dated July 5, 1822, which is signed by John Quincy Adams, stipulating what government documents Washington College will receive.

Dates: Inclusive 1822-183?

Elinor Junkin letter

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0641
Scope and Contents Elinor Junkin, daughter of Washington College's president George Junkin and future first wife of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson details to her first cousin Helen Dickey, of Oxford, Chester County, Pa., her family's move to and first weeks living in Lexington, Virginia, after her father's apppointment at the college. The letter mentions her siblings and shared family, describes the college and its former president Henry Ruffner, the journey from Pennsylvania to Lexington, and the...
Dates: 1848-12-14

George Junkin letter

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0440
Scope and Contents

This autographed letter signed by George Junkin, dated January 11, 1848, was written to Francis McFarland. Junkin writes about the current unrest on Washington College's campus among faculty and students related to the future of the institution's religious affiliation. He mentions that he previously wrote McFarland inquiring about the history of Liberty Hall Academy and Washington College but had not yet received a reply.

Dates: 1848-01-11

Guy M. Whitten Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0230
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Whitten's school papers from his time as a student at Washington College.

Dates: Inclusive 1866-1870

Henry Courtenay Selden Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0174
Scope and Contents

Letters written at Washington College by Selden to his sister, Mary Byrd ('Mollie') Selden describing college life. One letter refers to the death of Gen. Stonewall Jackson and the ceremonies attendant to his burial. Others include a letter from Alexander L. Nelson, Professor of Mathematics at the College, commending Selden; a letter after Selden left Washington College and joined the 3rd Virginia Cavalry.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1863; Majority of material found within Bulk 1863

Henry Donald Campbell Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0059
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 20 speeches and copies of letters and papers collected on R. E. Lee's administration of Washington College, 1865-1870.

Dates: Inclusive 1865-1933

Henry Ruffner Letter to Thomas Aspinwall

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0654
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.

Dates: 1835-03-28

Henry Ruffner Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0102
Scope and Contents This collection includes three romances written by Ruffner, transcripts of Ruffner's lectures (c.1815), a typed copy of his pamphlet on slavery (1847), and an 1867 land grant letter relating to his estate, which is signed by Laura Ruffner. It also includes a bound volume of his manuscript for Early History of Washington College (c.1840), including notes. There is also a letter dated January 20, 1897 from a Union soldier to Washington College library in which he states...
Dates: Inclusive c.1815(?)-1867

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...
Dates: 1865-1879

Hugh Blair Grigsby papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0124
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the script of an address by Hugh Blair Grigsby titled "The Founders of Washington College" delivered at the college's 1870 Commencement in Lee Chapel.

Dates: 1870-06-22

J. Henry Smith Speeches

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0258
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Washington College student J. Henry Smith's addresses to the college's "John Marshall Society" on Sept. 24, 1841; "Total Abstinence Society" on Sept. 23, 1842; a speech on "Patriotism" in celebration of George Washington's birthday as a representative of the "Rockbridge Union Volunteers" in 1842; and a speech on "Moral Education" given on Commencement Day, 1842.

Dates: Inclusive 1841-1842

James Cole Davis Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0527
Scope and Contents

This collection contains three items: James C. Davis' Washington College undergraduate diploma from June 30, 1853; Washington Literary Society diploma of membership from his years at Washington College; James C. Davis' Virginia state law license dated 1860

Dates: Inclusive 1853-1860

James Horace Lacy II Speech

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0441
Scope and Contents

This speech was written and given by James Horace Lacy II during his time as a student at Washington College. He addresses George Washington's role as a leader of the country.

Dates: 1842-02

James McDowell Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0449
Scope and Contents This collection contains two letters written to James McDowell while he was a Congressman. In one, dated May 16, 1848, James Paxton writes that he is not sure if the administration of Washington College needs changes, discusses the pay of the professors, which varied from $800 to $1300 per year, Governor William Smith's recent appointment of George H. Lee to fill a vacant judgeship. The other from C. S. M. Lee, J. S. Fishburn, and W. P. Wharton, dated December 6, 1848, asks him to deliver...
Dates: 1848

John Jordan Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0052
Scope and Contents

In this letter, dated 1822 Aug. 15, John Jordan gives the Committee of the Board of Trustees, specifications for construction of the center building at Washington College in Lexington, Va.

Dates: 1822-08-15

John Rodman Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0463
Scope and Contents This collection contains four copies of letters written by Rodman while he was a student at Washington College and a transcription of each. They cover various aspects of campus life. All of the letters are addressed to his father. In the letter dated February 7, 1868, John writes about his finances, grades, and skating. In the second letter, February 3, 1868, John writes about receiving the highest score on an exam and about the temptation to neglect his studies for music and social...
Dates: Inclusive 1866-1868

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