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Alexander Sterrett Paxton Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0372
Scope and Contents This collection consiste of Alexander Sterrett Paxton's journals in six volumes (484 p.)during the American Civil War. They cover his service as a member of the 4th Virginia Infantry of the Stonewall Brigade, including his role as a Commissary Sergeant of the regiment. Journal entries explore the war experiences of a Confederate foot soldier and include: his insights into motives for war; observations and descriptions of ranking officers, fellow soldiers, friends and family; detailed...
Dates: Inclusive 1858-1959; Majority of material found within Bulk 1861-1865

Andrew Hollinger Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll.-0481
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of eight bound diaries written by Andrew Hollinger and addressed to "The Team;" one binder of typed original poetry; and eight folders containing correspondences, materials related to Washington and Lee University, the ROTC Program, and Psi Upsilon fraternity, and a number of Hollinger's financial papers.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1969 - 1977

Blain Family Papers

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-7
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0066
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal papers of the Blain family of Albemarle County and Williamsburg, Virginia, including the Civil War period diary (1861-63) of school teacher Mary Randolph Blain. The diary, written near the York River in Gloucester County, Va. provides a picture of civilian life both in that area and in Williamsburg, Va. where her parents lived during the period. Also included are two letters written from Randolph Harrison Blain, brother of the diarist and a member of the...
Dates: Inclusive 1861-1905; Majority of material found within Bulk 1861-1864

Charles Pomeroy Stone Family collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0023
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photocopies of four letters, a reprint of the diary of Fanny Stone, which she kept while living in Cairo during the war of 1882, obituaries for Charles Stone, a magazine article about him, a photograph copy of Jennie Stone and John Stone as children, and an original manuscript copy of a certificate issued to Stone on May 10, 1880 from the Vice Counsel General of the United States.One letter is to John Horace Stone from his sister Jeannie Stone, one is...
Dates: 1880 May 10, 1972

Cornelia Peake McDonald Diary

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0264
Scope and Contents

This collection is a handwritten copy by Cornelia Peake McDonald of her 'A diary with reminiscences of the war', from March 1861-1865.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1865

Davis Family Diaries

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0293
Scope and Contents

This a a collection of diaries of William Couch Davis, Jr., and his wife, Mary Anderson Davis, including accounts of William's jobs in France (1917-19), Cuba, Savannah, and Norfolk. They include many details about the Davis family of West Point, Virginia. One of Mary's diaries covers their first married year (1924-25) in Cuba and others cover their trips (1935-1959) out west in Canada and to Central America and Europe.

Dates: Inclusive 1917-1959; Majority of material found within Bulk 1917-1933

Francis McFarland Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0053
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 54 miscellaneous letters, 1821-1866; diaries and financial records McFarland kept while he was a missionary and during his two pastorates, 1823-1836, and 1841-1871, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Augusta County, Va.; lecture notes taken while a student at Princeton University; and printed biographical sketches and engravings of McFarland.Correspondents include Stonewall Jackson, George Junkin, William Spottswood.

Dates: Inclusive 1815-1871

Frank Smith Reader diary and transcription

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0019
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a diary kept by Frank Smith Reader between March-June 1864. In it, he describes the march up the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the burning of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), the pillaging that took plage in Lexington, and the march to Lynchburg. Reader also documented the weather, his daily duties, the conduct of officers, the 9th West Virginia Cavalry, the 5th West Virginia Cavalry, Ringgold Battallion, and Averell's Division. He also compares the...
Dates: 1864 March 10-June 23, circa 1964

Georgia Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0085
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers from the state of Georgia. it includes 84 miscellaneous items, such as legal documents concerning sales of slaves (1806-1855); Georgia naturalization paper (1809); law brief of a suit against the Habersham Iron Works and Manufacturing Co. (1843); requisitions and receipts for Civil War provisions (1864-1865); oath of allegiance (Sept. 1, 1865); broadside (July 31, 1863) There are four items from French settlers in Augusta, Savannah, and St. Mary's,...
Dates: Inclusive 1806-1872

Givens Brown Strickler Journal

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0286
Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of a diary by Givens Brown Strickler written while he was a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island during the American Civil War and four photographs of the diary.

Dates: 1863 - 1865

Henry Lee III papers

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-9
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0143
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a diary and three letters written by Henry Lee III; also included are three land grants and one military commission signed by Lee during his tenure as governor of Virginia.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1779 - 1813

Jane Isabella Watt White Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0265
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook, diary, and correspondence of Jane Isabella White, including records of births and deaths, comments about the Civil War, and religious meditations.

Dates: Inclusive 1848-1878; Majority of material found within Bulk 1855-1865

John M. Godown Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0209
Scope and Contents

Included in the papers are diaries, letters, and 25 photographs; also included are letters of several generals and high ranking officers of the American Civil War; Godown's diary is dated 1853-1861; his letters are dated 1861-1865; General Henry Lawton's letters are dated 1886-1899; and the family photographs are dated 1873-1935.

Dates: 1849 - 1935

Joseph Fauber Shaner Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0201
Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of photocopies of American Civil War letters written to and from Joseph Shaner and his family. It also includes a portion of Shaner's 1862 diary, his service records, one photograph, obituaries, history, reminiscences, and genealogies (1754-1978) pertaining to the Shaner family and other Rockbridge County families.

Dates: 1861 - 1865

Joseph James Murray Diaries

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0302
Scope and Contents The diaries give a precise record of Joseph James Murray's four years as superintendent of home missions in Wilmington, North Carolina, as well as of his life as pastor, family man, traveller, lover of the arts and ornithologist while in Lexington, Virginia (1924-1968). Reminiscences include information about his family, including his wife, Jane Dickson Vardell Murray, and children, J. J. (Jimmy) Murray, Jr. and Jane Murray, and close friends, including Matthew Paxton, Nell Paxton, James G....
Dates: Inclusive 1920-1968

Michael Reid Hanger Diary

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0173
Scope and Contents This typescript of a diary by Private Michael Reid Hanger of the Rockbridge Rifles, which was part of the 4th, 5th, and 27th Virginia Infantry regiments at different times during the American Civil War, includes descriptions of military action within the Shenandoah Valley and Fairfax County, as well as the First Battle of Bull Run. Stonewall Jackson, Rockbridge County citizen and soldier James K. Edmondson, and several Washington College alumni are mentioned. Text of the diary is...
Dates: Inclusive 1861

Poague Family Agricultural Account Book and Slave Register

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0476
Scope and Contents This account book documents agricultural operations for a southern Rockbridge County farmer between April 1863 and June 1867. The compiler is possibly Johnathan Poague, whose son, John William Poague, signed the book on the inside front cover. John William Poague attended Washington College in 1868 for one year. Contents include expenditures and receipts for day to day farm operations, crop production numbers, and diary - like entries. Contents of specific note include a registry of names of...
Dates: Inclusive 1861-1867; Majority of material found within Bulk 1863-1867

Robert Hanson Fleming Diary

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0073
Scope and Contents

His diary describes Fleming's flight to Augusta, Ga. after the fall of Richmond, guarding the specie of the Confederate treasury. There is also a furlough permit, May 2, 1865, signed by Commandant William H. Parker.

Dates: Inclusive Mar. 28-May 16, 1865

Robert Seager Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0346
Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of typed copies of a diary (1840-1841) and correspondence of the Gardiner family of New York, with information about their business dealings, political associations, and their relation to the Tylers of Virginia. The photocopies contain Seager's annotations.

Dates: Inclusive 1840-1887; Majority of material found within Bulk 1840-1860

Unidentified travel diary

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0328
Scope and Contents This manuscript copy of a diary dated May 26 through August 15, 1835 was kept by an unidentified traveller journeying by railroad, boat, and stagecoach from New York to the springs of Virginia (and the present-day West Virginia) and then on to Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky before returning to New York. The traveller made stops in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Fredericksburg. Most of the journal's accounts deal with the period when the writer was at White Sulphur...
Dates: 1835

William Alexander Graham Narrative

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0099
Scope and Contents

A narrative of William Alexander Graham's journeys, medical training, and career from 1816-1819, in Lexington, and Abingdon, Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, taken from his diaries and letters, including references to some well-known contemporary figures like actors James Wallack and Thomas Cooper and artist Benjamin West.There is a summary of included names and places in the control folder.

Dates: Inclusive 1816-1819

William Beverley Pettit Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0199
Scope and Contents This is a collection of correspondence between William B. Pettit and his wife Arabella ('Bell') with scattered letters from other friends and relatives. The letters that date from 1850 to March 1862 include correspondence between husband and wife while Pettit was away on business. The war letters begin in March 1862 and end with Pettit's last war letter to his wife on March 3, 1864. After that date there are letters from Pembroke, the Pettit's son, while he attended school at Ashland, Va....
Dates: Inclusive 1850-1918

William Lyne Wilson Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0029
Scope and Contents Includes letters from the American Civil War period; correspondence of Wilson while he was Congressman from West Virginia, Postmaster General under Cleveland, and President of Washington and Lee University; 3 bound, indexed volumes (not orginals) of Wilson's official correspondence as Postmaster General; 6 diaries; miscellaneous papers and printed speeches; 38 letters from the University of West Virginia collection (microfilm); photograph; correspondence with Isidor Straus concerning...
Dates: Inclusive 1852-1980

William P. Parker Diary

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0457
Scope and Contents

In this diary Parker writes from Tennessee about his experiences as a soldier during the American Civil War. A list of captains and members of certain companies is recorded in the front of the diary.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1862

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