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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 of...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1848 - 1902
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
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.
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
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?
Scope and Contents Includes letters from G.A. Baxter to his wife, Anne Fleming Baxter, and 104 letters from miscellaneous correspondents dealing with the Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian affairs; reminiscences of Louise Baxter, and letters to her; citations, certificates, and business receipts.Includes three generations of Baxter family correspondence. Also includes a biography of George A. Baxter, sermons written by George A. Baxter, assorted Presbyterian newspaper articles, and three...
Dates: Inclusive 1797-1893
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.
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
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