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Scope and Contents This collection came from the estate of Ellinor Gadsden in 1985. Highlights of the collection include the letters of Alexander Swift(Sandie) Pendleton, a Washington College graduate who was a top aide to Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson during the American Civil War. These approximately 70 letters were a major source for the book. Sandie was the uncle of the Gadsden sisters. Included in the collection are also a few items of Gen. William Nelson Pendleton who was Robert E. Lee's friend and...
Dates: Inclusive 1839-1975
Scope and Contents This collection contains four letters by Julia Miller Junkin Fishburn while she lived at her father, George Junkin's house, while he was the President of Washington and Lee University. She writes to her friend Lizzie Webster in Maryland about her sister Margaret Junkin Preston, her brother-in-law General Stonewall Jackson, her upcoming marriage to Junius M. Fishburn, who was a Latin professor at Washington College, later about his death and her mother's death. A fifth letter dated...
Dates: Inclusive 1854-1887; Majority of material found within Bulk 1854-1858
Scope and Contents This collection consists 115 total items. Box one consists of eighty-six letters written by members of the Lee Family of Virginia, including Robert E. Lee; his wife, Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee; his children, his father-in-law, George Washington Parke Custis; and Lees of the 18th through early 20th century. Box two consists of twenty-nine items, most written by and/or received by individuals connected to the Lee and/or Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson military and family circles. Prominent...
Dates: 1847 - 1905; Majority of material found within Bulk dates 1847-1869
Scope and Contents This collection contains primarily the materials gathered by Mary Price Coulling while doing research for her books The Lee girls (1987) and Margaret Junkin Preston (1993), including photocopies of Lee, Custis, Junkin and Preston family letters, scrapbooks, notebooks, genealogies, photographs and articles, as well as copies and critiques of Margaret Junkin Preston's poetry. It also includes notecards, articles and speeches by Coulling relating to...
Dates: Inclusive 1806-1997