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144th Regiment Militia (Va.) Order Book

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0401
Scope and Contents

This order book contains information about the members and actions of the Virginia Militia's 144th regiment of Rockbridge County between 1834 and 1843.

Dates: Inclusive 1834-1843

"A Card to the People of Rockbridge County," broadside

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0312
Scope and Contents

Candidate James B. Dorman appeals to Rockbridge County's voters for support as candidate for the Virginia Commonwealth's Attorney General . He outlines his platform and explains his voting record on key issues during his previous political appointments.

Dates: 1879

A. Christian Compton Papers

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Identifier: MS 0017
Dates: 1960-1999

Adair-Hutton Department Store Fire Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0015
Scope and Contents

The image depicts the aftermath of the Adair-Hutton Department Store fire in Lexington, Virginia on December 16, 1949. The building was located on the southwest corner of Main and Washington Streets. There are onlookers and cars parked up the street. This photograph is a modern copy of the original, which was taken a few days after the fire.

Dates: Event: 1949-12-16

African-American Heritage Exhibit materials

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Identifier: RHS-Coll-0001
Scope and Contents

This collection contains research materials gathered during 2001 for an African American heritage exhibit put on by Rockbridge Historical Society. It also contains a booklet from 125th anniversary of the First Baptist Church in Lexington, Va.

Dates: Inclusive 1992-2001 approximate

Alexander Lockhart Nelson Papers

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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

Alexander Sterrett Paxton Papers

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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

Alexander Tedford "Ted" Barclay correspondence

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0002
Scope and Contents This collection includes original letters and typescript copies of letters Ted Barclay sent to his family in Lexington, Virginia during the American Civil War. Subjects include information about the activities of the Liberty Hall Volunteers of the Stonewall Brigade in major battles within Virginia; accounts of life in Confederate camp; information about food, clothing, diseases, religious services, attractive women, and deaths of friends while serving with the Volunteers; and accounts of...
Dates: 1861-1864

Alexander White Pitzer Speech

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0223
Scope and Contents

This collection is a handwritten copy of a speech given by Alexander White Pitzer to the Synod of the Virginias at Charles Town, West Virginia in 1873 about the history of Washington and Lee University.

Dates: 1873

Alpine, Va. Railroad Photograph

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0013
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a photo of a railroad in Alpine, Virginia, which is in Botetourt County.

Dates: Unknown

American Shakespeare Center Collection

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0371
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 65 Shakespeare plays, additional plays by George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and Molière; 12 Beta videotapes and audiocassettes; 26 cast scrapbooks with photographs; correspondence between Ralph Cohen and James Warren, founders of American Shakespeare Center, Hank Dobin, Washington and Lee University Dean (2005-2012), and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Shakespeare Center.

Dates: Inclusive 1987- ongoing; Majority of material found within Bulk 1987-1995

Anderson Family papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0001
Scope and Contents This collection contains items of the Anderson and Alexander families including correspondence dealing with legal business, family matters, and Lexington, Virginia affairs. Consists largely of the family correspondence of William Alexander Anderson, Francis T. Anderson, and Mary Anne Alexander Anderson; includes letters to and from Virginia Governor John Letcher, and two letters from Mildred Lee, daughter of Robert E. Lee. Other correspondents include William A. Glasgow, George Hutcheson...
Dates: 1755-1958

Anne Carter Lee Records

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0274
Scope and Contents

This collection contains records (copies of clippings and Lee family correspondence, photographs of Lee Chapel) pertaining to the re-interment of Anne Carter Lee (Annie) in Lee Chapel, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia on September 29, 1994 from Warren County, North Carolina.

Dates: 1993-1994

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities records

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0025
Scope and Contents This collection contains records of the association, such as meeting minutes, budget information, membership records, constitution and bylaws, as well as information about preservation easements and county mills, the organization's promotional materials, newsletter, publications, photographs, and a survey, by questionaire, of the portraits painted before 1914 that are owned and located in Rockbridge County and Lexington, Virginia. The survey was conducted under the auspices of the APVA....
Dates: 1971-2003

Augusta County 19th Century Court Records

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0482
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three 19th century court documents from Augusta County, Virginia. They all relate to the circuit court case where William J. Shumate is suing the business of Woodword & Coalter (Samuel M. Woodword, Joseph Woodword, and Thomas S. Coalter) for $300 owed to him.

Dates: 1857

Baer Family Papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0155
Scope and Contents This collection in comprised principally business and family correspondence and general papers of the Baer family of the Panther Gap vicinity of Rockbridge County, Va. with a concentration of papers relative to the family's land holdings such as maps, indentures, and wills. Other highlights are a group of twenty-one manuscript weaving drafts for making household textiles, a family Bible in German(l744), local militia fines, genealogical materials, some relating to the Decker and Hite (Heyt)...
Dates: 1744 - 1929

Bank of Rockbridge Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0028
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an Account Book dated 1862-1864 and a 1913 Everyday Almanac and Home Helps published by the Bank of Rockbridge. The almanac has a photograph of Natural Bridge on the back cover. It also includes a map of Fishersville and Chancellorsville.

Dates: Inclusive 1862-1913

Barbara Cary Johnston Willard Scrapbook

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0325
Scope and Contents

The scrapbook is a genealogical compendium of the Welsh family of Rockbridge County, Virginia and their descendants and includes many family photographs and documents.

Dates: Inclusive 1800-2006

Benjamin Borden Land Grant

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0107
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one document, the original land grant to Benjamin Borden of a tract of land for settlement in what would become Rockbridge County.

Dates: 1739-11-06

Black and White Photograph of Two Ladies Inside of the Luray Caverns (Va.), 1950s era

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0075
Scope and Contents

The image shows two ladies within the interior of the cave.

Dates: 1950 - 1960

Black and White Postcard of Home of J. E. A. Gibbs

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0051
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a black and white postcard of the home of James Edward Allen Gibbs, who co-invented the Willcox and Gibbs Sewing Machine c. 1860. The home is in Steele's Tavern, Virginia.

Dates: Unknown

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

Buena Vista Presbyterian Church Register

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0295
Scope and Contents

This register of the Presbyterian Church of Buena Vista, Virginia was prepared during the pastorates of Reverend A.C. Hopkins and Reverend J.S. Montgomery, 1908-1926. It includes records of pastors, 1890-1924; elders, 1890-1925; deacons, 1912-1925; communicants, 1902-1926; baptisms, 1908-1924; marriages, 1925-1926; deaths, 1925-1926.

Dates: Inclusive 1908-1926

Cabinet Photograph of Lexington, Virginia

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0024
Scope and Contents

The photographer made this albumen photograph shot from high ground south and east of Lexington, Va. looking northwest. It's an unusual vantage point. The Lexington fair grounds and Stonewall Jackson Cemetery are visible.

Dates: 1880 - 1895

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Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 9
Miley, Michael, 1841-1918 9
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Letcher, John 4
Alexander family 3
Barclay, Ted, II (Alexander Tedford) 3
Campbell family 3
Campbell, J. L. (John Lyle) 3
Confederate States of America 3
Edmondson, James K., Colonel 3
Franklin Society and Library Company of Lexington (Lexington, Va.) 3
Glasgow family 3
Graham, William A. (William Alexander) 3
Hunter, David, 1802-1886 3
James River and Kanawha Company (Richmond, Va.) 3
Lexington Development Company (Lexington, Va.) 3
Lexington Gazette. (Lexington, Va.) 3
Liberty Hall Academy 3
McDowell, James 3
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. 3
Reid, Samuel McDowell 3
Rockbridge Historical Society 3
Tompkins, Edmund Pendleton 3
University Chapel . Washington and Lee University (Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA ) 3
Alexander, Archibald 2
Anderson, Ellen Graham 2
Ann Smith Academy 2
Bank of Rockbridge (Lexington, Va.) 2
Bookworm and Silverfish 2
Borden, Benjamin, Sr. 2
Bowyer, John, General 2
Brockenbrough, John 2
Campbell, Henry Donald 2
Campbell, Henry Donald, Mrs. 2
Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia 2
Confederate States of America. Army. Liberty Hall Volunteers 2
Confederate States of America. Army. Rockbridge Rifles 2
Curry, David P. 2
Davidson, Charles A. (Charles Andrew) 2
Davidson, Greenlee 2
Dunlap Family 2
First Baptist Church (Lexington, Va.) 2
Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson 2
Grace Memorial Church (Lexington, Va.) 2
Grigsby, Reuben 2
Henry, Patrick 2
Hill, D. H. (Daniel Harvey), 1821-1889 2
Hotinger, Rice 2
Jefferson, Thomas 2
Jordan, John 2
Jordan, Samuel Francis, 1805-1872 2
Junkin, George, 1798 - 1868 2
Lee, George Washington Custis 2
Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1807-1883 2
Letcher, S. H. (Samuel Houston) 2
Lexington Presbyterian Church (Lexington, Va.) 2
McCown family 2
McFarland, Francis W., Reverend 2
Nelson family 2
Paxton family 2
Price, James H. (James Hubert) 2
Princeton Theological Seminary 2
Reid, Andrew, 1751-1837 2
Shenandoah Valley Railroad 2
Sherrard, Joseph L. 2
Superintendent of Schools (Rockbridge County, Va.) 2
United States. Congress. House 2
Virginia Canals & Navigations Society, Inc. 2
Virginia. Circuit Court 2
Virginia. General Assembly 2
Virginia. Militia 2
Virginia. Militia. Regiment, 144th 2
Washington Academy (Lexington, Va.) 2
Washington, John Augustine, 1821 - 1861 2
Weaver, William 2
Welsh family 2
Wood, Alexander Barbour 2
Young Men's Christian Associations of North America 2
Ackerly, William 1
Actors' Equity Association 1
Adair-Hutton, Inc. 1
Adams family 1
Adams, Hugh 1
Adamson, Emily B. 1
African-Americans. Buena Vista, Virginia 1
African-Americans. Charlottesville, Virginia 1
African-Americans. Glasgow, Virginia 1
African-Americans. Goshen, Virginia 1
African-Americans. Hamden Sydney 1
African-Americans. Lexington, Virginia 1
African-Americans. Martinsville, Virginia 1
African-Americans. Natural Bridge, Virginia 1
African-Americans. Roanoke, Virginia 1
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