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Theodore C. (Ted) DeLaney, Jr. Collection

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0525
Scope and Contents The Theodore C. (Ted) DeLaney, Jr. Collection is composed of materials from Dr. Ted DeLaney’s personal and professional life including genealogy and personal history; historical research, correspondences, and papers as historian and professor at Washington and Lee University. The collection is arranged in three series. Of note are Dr. Delaney's research on school desegregation in Lexington, Virginia and in Southwest Virginia and a series of video interviews with Dr. DeLaney completed in...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: Majority of material found within 1940 - 2020

Thomas J. Neel Correspondence

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0454
Scope and Contents This collection consists of five letters, four of which are written by Neel to his friends and family. In a letter to his mother dated June 22, 1864, Neel writes about receiving orders to travel to Lynchburg to meet Union General Hunter's forces, which had just moved through Lexington, Virginia. In the letter to Hicks, Neel requests for Captain Hicks to speak on his behalf as he is a candidate for the Commissioner of Revenue in Bland County, Va. In a letter dated September 1861, Neel...
Dates: Inclusive 1863-1865

Thomas Ritchie Letter

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0235
Scope and Contents

Autograph is dated Washington, July 25 [no year]. Ritchie wrote the letter to 'Martin' asking for his aid in communication in Richmond, Virginia.

Dates: Other: July 25, no year given

Three Early Color Postcards Each with Virginia Scenery

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0043
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three 1920s era color postcards. One is dated 1937, but the other two are undated. The 1937 card has an image of the Yorktown Monument in Yorktown, Virginia and an image of the Natural Bridge, as well as a poem titled 'Virginia.' It has a message on the back of the card to a Mr. and Mrs. Dowd from Finch. The other two cards contain no messages, but both have images of the Natural Bridge and poems titled respectively 'In Old Virginia' by B. B. Valentine and 'Down...
Dates: 1920 - 1940

Three Photographs of Buildings in Buena Vista, Virginia

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0032
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three color photographs. One is of the 'Landmark' building. One is of a house on the corner of 21st Street and Chestnut Street, and one is of the original Buena Vista Courthouse, which is now the Buena Vista Public Library. The buildings date from 1895-1910.

Dates: 1991

"To the People of Rockbridge" Broadside

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0311
Scope and Contents This broadside by the Valley Railroad titled 'To the People of Rockbridge' outlines funding for the railroad to be built through the county. It asks the people of Rockbridge to help finance the railroad by buying stock in it. It makes the argument that the county's prosperity depends on the railroad. It says students at Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute should no longer be expected to walk through the mire to travel to and from their families and that the...
Dates: 1871

Tony Conway Memorial Program

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0585
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two programs for the memorial service, which was held at V.M.I.'s Jackson Memorial Hall on March 6, 2015. The program includes images of Tony and his family.

Dates: 2015-03-06

Town Council Minutes and Ordinance Books for the City of Lexington, Virginia

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0698
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 12 folio sized leather bound minute books documenting the meetings of the Lexington, Virginia Town Council, from August 1835 to August 1958 accompanied by two folio sized leather bound ordinance books from the Lexington Town Council. The first volume of town ordinances dates from August 1874 to August 1903 and the second volume dates from Februay 1911 to December 1931.

Dates: Inclusive August 1835-August 1958

Tucker Family papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0024
Scope and Contents

This collection includes items of John Randolph Tucker (1823-1897) and Henry St. George Tucker (1853-1932) including 18 letters, 16 of which are to J.R. Tucker, legal lecture notebooks, 54 printed speeches in Congress and before other organizations by both father and son, obituaries, in memoriams and miscellaneous items. Correspondents include Thomas Mann Randolph and George Washington.

Dates: 1794-1934

Turner Family Correspondence

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0050
Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters from James Turner, 1759-1829, and his son, Jesse Hopkins Turner, 1788-1863, both Presbyterian ministers in Virginia and North Carolina.

Dates: Inclusive 1810-1823

Two Photographs of the Hamilton's School House at Rapp's Mill, Rockbridge County, Va.

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0122
Content Description

Two photographs of the students of the Hamilton's School House at Rapp's Mill in Southwest Rockbridge County, VA. Some student's names are written on the back of one of the images, but not all are identified. This picture was taken sometime in the second half of the 19th century. It is unclear when the second photograph was taken, though it appears to be of the same era

Dates: Majority of material found within 1880 - 1910

Unidentified travel diary

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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

Virginia Canals and Navigations Society Collection

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0172
Scope and Contents

Records of the Society's research and meetings on river canals and boat traffic of nineteenth century Virginia from the collection of Richard R. Fletcher, Society Trustee. The collection includes the Society's publication The Tiller, i>, research material, and correspondence.

Dates: 1978 - 1983

Virginia Historic Landmark Application: Maple Grove Farm, Rockbridge Co., Va.

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0500
Scope and Contents

Collection contains 17 color photographs of the Maple Grove Farm house, including interior and exterior, and a photocopy of the orginal application paperwork to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Historic Resources. Paperwork includes a historical account of the property written by Pamela Simpson. The property is just outside of Lexington, Virginia.

Dates: 1992

Virginia Hot Springs Company Records

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0271
Scope and Contents

This collection contains records, mostly in printed pamphlet form, of the Virginia Hot Springs Company, formed in 1892 from the Southern Improvement Company, with Decatur Axtell as its president. Also included in the collection are several pamphlets about other springs, e.g. Healing, Warm, and White Sulphur: information about automobile travel in western Virginia circa 1913, and a few letters to and from Mr. Axtell.

Dates: Inclusive 1860-1913; Majority of material found within Bulk 1892-1903

Virginia Militia 144th Regiment Record Book

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0079
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a record book with accounts of fines, battalion count, and regiment count.

Dates: Inclusive 1843-1851

Virginia Tourism Collection

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0614
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 10 different advertisement pieces dating from the 2nd half of the 20th Century that are from Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Rockbridge County, Virginia in general.

Dates: 1906 - 2000

W. A. McComb Account Book

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0178
Scope and Contents

This account book was kept by W.A. McComb. In 1892 the Farmer's Alliance, of which he was a member, built a new hall to be used for its meetings as well as for a church and community center. Most of the entries in the account book were for expenses associated with the construction and use of the hall. It indicates that oyster suppers were held at the hall.

Dates: Inclusive 1892-1906

Walker-Wood Family Papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0294
Scope and Contents These papers include many photographs and items concerning the Walker and Wood families, their homes, their activities; and material about the economic, social, educational, and religious life of the African-American community in Lexington, Virginia. Extensive notes have been provided by Alex Wood, identifying his family members in photos, marking records to indicate relevance or functional purpose, and occasionally providing his perspective on the contents of records. Numerous records...
Dates: Inclusive 1910-1975; Majority of material found within Bulk 1910-1940

Walter Curtis Ayers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0263
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of registers, indices, folios, plates, wills, charts and data related to the Benjamin Borden Grant of 92,100 acres of land.

Dates: Inclusive 1940-1963

Walter E. Hoffman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0015
Dates: 1954-1999

Warren T. Taylor cemetery guide to the Teaford papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0338
Scope and Contents

The guide includes inscriptions from many Rockbridge County, Virginia cemeteries and an accompanying card file has names with genealogical information.

Dates: 1983

Washington and Custis Families account book

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0138
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an account book kept by the Washington and Custis families. The account book is stained and faded, having been buried during the American Civil War. It consists of 36 leaves containing George Washington's formal record of the settlement of the Daniel Parke Custis estate and of his guardianship of his stepchildren, John Parke and Martha Parke Custis and are in Washington's handwriting, 1761-1773. It also provides the inventories and proposed division of the Daniel...
Dates: 1757-1773

Welsh Family Papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0203
Scope and Contents

This collection is primarily general family correspondence including Civil War letters (dated 1862-1864) from John P. Welsh, a Confederate infantry officer, and James L. Welsh. There are also 34 family letters on microfilm, 12 of which were written by John P. Welsh during his confinement in a Federal prison.

Dates: Inclusive 1817-1886

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Barclay, Ted, II (Alexander Tedford) 3
Campbell family 3
Campbell, J. L. (John Lyle) 3
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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
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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
Johnston family 2
Jordan, John 2
Jordan, Samuel Francis, 1805-1872 2
Junkin, George, 1798 - 1868 2
Lee family 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 Franklin 2
Ruffner, Henry, Reverend 2
Shenandoah Valley Railroad 2
Sherrard, Joseph L. 2
Superintendent of Schools (Rockbridge County, Va.) 2
Tucker, John Randolph 2
United States. Congress. House 2
Virginia Canals & Navigations Society, Inc. 2
Virginia. Circuit Court 2
Virginia. General Assembly 2
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Virginia. Militia. Regiment, 144th 2
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