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John Skinner Broadside

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0281
Scope and Contents

This broadside by Reverend John Skinner, entitled 'Case of the Rev'd Dr. Skinner', was an important document in the 'Skinner War' controversy at the Lexington, Virginia, Presbyterian Church.

Dates: 1847

Lexington Presbyterian Church Records

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0327
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of various women's missionary societies in the Lexington Presbyterian Church (Lexington, Virginia), including minutes written by Margaret Junkin Preston and Ellen Glasgow. There is also a handwritten history (one page, front and back) of the Presbytery that explains the connection between Washington College, Lexington Presbyterian Church, and the Presbytery, which was written circa 1824.

Dates: Inclusive 1824-1927; Majority of material found within Bulk 1877-1927

Mason Loeb letter

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0218
Scope and Contents

This letter is written to C.W. Freeman containing $50.00 as a contribution to 'the cause' and wishing a successful future to Washington College.

Dates: 1860

Milton W. Humphreys Autobiography

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0051
Scope and Contents

Typescript autobiography includes excerpts about Milton W. Humphreys' student and teaching years at Washington College and Washington and Lee University from 1866-1875.

Dates: 1860 - 1875

Norman MacFarland Neblett Account Book

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0453
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 8 pages from Neblett's account book where he recorded his expenses while a student at Washington College.

Dates: Inclusive 1857-1858

Photographs, Washington College Colonnade, c.1865 - 1866 WLUCollPP0108

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0108
Content Description

One original carte de visite (cdv) of Washington College taken by Lexington photographers Joseph Kelly and Samuel Pettigrew, circa 1865-1866. The prominent buildings of the Colonnade are labeled with a key on the reverse.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1865 - 1866

Reid Family Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0027
Scope and Contents Series 1 of this collection primarily covers the period from 1763 through Samuel McDowell Reid's death in 1869. There are also a few later items dealing chiefly with his estate. The bulk of the papers deals with business matters. Documents concern such matters as the James River and Kanawha Company, the North River Navigation Company, Washington College's relationship with the Society of the Cincinnati, slavery, and the financial dealings of John Robinson and the Hare family. ...
Dates: 1760 - 1896

Richard Jennings Gaines Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0081
Scope and Contents

This letter is written to William H. Dennis describing the girls and outings in Rockbridge County and the attraction of the study of astronomy.

Dates: 1819

Robert E. Lee Family papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0064
Scope and Contents This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865...
Dates: Inclusive 1792-1935; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1870

Rutherford R. Houston Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0213
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a paper entitled 'A trip on foot to the top of the House Mountain' which details a trip Houston made on May 22, 1852 as a Washington College student. House Mountain is located in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Dates: 1852

Schoenbrun Collection of Virginia Historical Manuscripts

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0394
Scope and Contents This collection includes individual or small collections of letters to the Custis, Lee, Davidson, McDowell, Reid, and Hale families. Subjects include the Custis family involvement in the American Colonization Society, John Brown's Raid as recounted by V.M.I. cadet Charles A. Davidson of Lexington, Va., Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee's life, Lee family genealogy, Anne Lee Marshall's death, the Markoe family of Baltimore, Md.,Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington College (Va.) history including a...
Dates: 1813-1895

Theodore Roosevelt Letter to Washington College

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0492
Scope and Contents

Letter in which Theodore Roosevelt responds to a previous letter by the president of Washington College, Henry Lewis Smith, declining an invitation to speak at the institution.

Dates: 1914

Thomas W. Reed Student Notebook

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0358
Scope and Contents

This notebook contains notes taken by Reed on lectures given by James J. White, professor of Greek at Washington College (1852-1893) as well as some scrapbook items, which have been pasted in.

Dates: Inclusive 1858-1859

Washington College Bond Certificate

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0347
Scope and Contents

This bond certificate dated August 1869 in the amount of $250 is made out to Madison H. Effinger of Rockbridge County, Virginia, for the endowment of Washington College. The certificate is signed by J. M. Leech, University Treasurer, and John W. Brockenbrough, University Rector.

Dates: 1869-08

Washington College printed envelope

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0004
Scope and Contents

This collection is an envelope showing a lithograph of Washington College Colonnade between 1865-1875, which is addressed to J. R. Burns of Le Grange, Texas.

Dates: between 1865-1875

William Taylor Thom Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0048
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 34 letters, 1865-1870, written to his father while Thom was a student at Washington College, four letters to Thom from various correspondents, college grade reports and programs, and other printed material.

Dates: Inclusive 1865-1890

William Thornton Owen Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0673
Content Description The William Thornton Owen Papers consists of a three page letter written by Owen to his father, Robert E. Owen, dated September 24, 1855 on his experiences as a new student at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia. The letter initially details his trip to the school from his home in Halifax County, Virginia, via Richmond, Waynesboro, Staunton, then Lexington, Va. by rail and stage. Also included is Owen's autograph album dated February 29, 1856 which is prolifically inscribed by friends...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1855 - 1856

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