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Davis Family Diaries

 Collection
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

Democratic Party Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0349
Scope and Contents

Includes poll tax lists and letters to local party leaders from national Democratic figures, such as Harry Byrd and Harry Flood

Dates: Inclusive 1912-1961; Majority of material found in Bulk 1912-1928

Department of Law and Equity Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0596
Scope and Contents

This broadside from the Department of Law and Equity is dated August 1, 1870. It was published in Lexington, Virginia.

Dates: 1870-08-01

Dickinson Family Financial Records Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0579
Scope and Contents

This collection contains ledgers, time books, check books, and other papers relating to the People's Bank of Buena Vista, Virginia and Dickinson Firebrick Company of Buena Vista, Virginia.

Dates: 1900 - 1948

Dillon Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0105
Scope and Contents This collection contains the family and personal correspondence (1806-1897), business correspondence, deeds, legal papers, account books (1849-1862) of Dr. Alexander S. Dillon (1813-1870), and family Bible along with ledgers and employee time books of various Dillon limestone companies, especially Edward Dillon and Co. in Botetourt County. Correspondents include Dr. Alexander S. Dillon (1813-1870), Edward Dillon (1835-1897), Edward Davis Dillon (1766-1818), Fanny Polk Dillon, and Patrick...
Dates: 1805 - 1944

Douglas MacLeod Virginia Canal History Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0404
Scope and Contents

Secondary sources compiled by historian Doug Macleod on the history of Virginia canals and river navigation with a focus on the James River from Lynchburg, Va. and west. The collection includes three binders compiled of early newspaper article scans mentioning canal development. Also included are eight 20th century magazines related to or including information on canal history.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1950 - 2012

Douglass Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0584
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two invitations to Balls at the Natural Bridge and an 1841 invitation from the Society of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute to attend the celebration of their entrance into their new hall. They are addressed to Nancy and Frances Douglass of Fancy Hill, Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Dates: c. 1841, 1847, and undated

Dunlap Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0245
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

E. D. Heppert Collection of research materials on Burning Spring/Ebbing Spring Church

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0427
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of research materials on Burning Spring/Ebbing Spring Church in Glade Springs, VA gathered by E. D. Heppert.

Dates: Inclusive 1972-1973

E. Steadman Financial Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0226
Scope and Contents

This collection of correspondence relating to business also includes business receipts. Specific places mentioned in the correspondence include Saltville, Virginia and Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1865

East Lexington (Va.) Covered Bridge Research Materials

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Identifier: RHS-Coll-0031
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials about the covered bridge, which previously crossed over the Maury River at Lexington, Va, including correspondence and newspaper clippings.

Dates: Inclusive 1934-1977; Majority of material found within Bulk 1934-1950

Ebenezer Mitchell Walden Correspondence

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0472
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three letters written by E. M. Walden from various Confederate States of America camps (near Wilmington, NC; Kinston, NC; and Richmond, VA) to his sister. He provides her with updates on CSA military activities and mentions General Sherman's raid in Georgia. The letters are dated June 13, 1863, Dec. 3, 1864, and Jan. 20, 1865.

Dates: Inclusive 1863-1865

Edgeworth Extra High Grade Smoking Tobacco Advertisement

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0001
Scope and Contents

Advertisement for Edgeworth Extra High Grade Smoking Tobacco on ink blotter paper. The company was based in Richmond, Virginia. The item is undated.

Dates: Undated

Edmondson and Arnold Family Land Grants

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0620
Content Description Two Rockbridge County, Va. land grants on parchment. The first was administered to David Edmondson on June 20, 1787 and the second William Arnold, on July 25, 1787. Edmondson's (Edmonston) document describes the property as being on the South Mountain on the Pedlar Gap road near or bordering Henry Nevil. Arnold's land, on the Forks of the James River, borders land of David Edmondson, James Templeton, William Holdman, and that of the McClung Family. Each document is signed by Virginia Lt....
Dates: 1787

Edmondson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0251
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters and receipts of Colonel James Kerr Edmondson, a Lexington, Virginia lawyer, judge and mayor, and of his wife, Emily Jane Taylor Edmondson. Also included are Edmondson's letters to his wife during the Civil War, while he was an officer in the Stonewall Brigade. Their are some items from their relations, the Monroes and Penicks of Lexington.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1904

Edward Miley Eustler scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0430
Scope and Contents Edward M. Eustler's photographic scrapbook (1910-1911) documents Eustler's experience as a student at Washington and Lee University. Eustler, then of Greensboro, North Carolina, compiled his photographic scrapbook with approximately 350 photographs taken between 1910 and 1911. Subjects of the photographs include campus and dorm life, athletics, architecture, local landmarks and historic sights, fraternity and club initiations, the Lexington, Virginia downtown area, the Virginia Military...
Dates: 1910-1911

Edwin A. Pratt Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0479
Scope and Contents

This collection contains one original letter dated Oct 28, 1880 and a photocopy of a letter dated September 1, 1880. Both letters are from Edwin A. Pratt to Emma Earle Chenault, who was the first woman doctor to practice medicine independently in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Pratt wrote the original letter while he was a student at Washington and Lee University and it describes campus and town life.

Dates: 1880

Edwin L. Dooley, Jr. Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0409
Scope and Contents This collection contains thirty-four digital files given to Washington and Lee University by Edwin L. Dooley, Jr. Thirty-two contain 2-D renderings of Lexington's Main Street in 1867, which he created for the 2013 Rockbridge Historical Society exhibit. Some of these files contain the renderings themselves while others are photographs of the exhibit panels, which are composed of a rendering accompanied by a historic or modern photograph of the same geographic location and some informational...
Dates: 2013; Other: Years of the subjects of the digital files; Lexington Main Street in 1867 and the 1860 and 1870 census for the Town of Lexington.

Effinger School Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0523
Scope and Contents

The Effinger School collection consists of the compiled research of Clinton Lee Anderson and Henry A. Hatcher, co-authors of "Celebrate Effinger, 1922-2010" their published history of the Effinger School in the Collierstown vicinity of Rockbridge County, Virginia. Included within the collection are various records, publications, printed matter from the school, school newspapers, alumni records, photographs, and general history of the school.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1909 - 2011

Elinor Junkin letter

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0641
Scope and Contents Elinor Junkin, daughter of Washington College's president George Junkin and future first wife of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson details to her first cousin Helen Dickey, of Oxford, Chester County, Pa., her family's move to and first weeks living in Lexington, Virginia, after her father's apppointment at the college. The letter mentions her siblings and shared family, describes the college and its former president Henry Ruffner, the journey from Pennsylvania to Lexington, and the...
Dates: 1848-12-14

Elisha Franklin Paxton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0273
Scope and Contents The Elisha Franklin Paxton Papers are comprised primarily of the personal correspondences, business and military papers of Elisha F. Paxton between 1845 and 1863. The core of the personal letters are written from Paxton to his wife Elizabeth White Paxton during their courtship in the 1850s and during the American Civil War, 1861-1863, while he served as an officer in the Confederate States Army’s 27th Virginia Infantry, a member of the staff of General Stonewall Jackson, and general in...
Dates: Inclusive 1845-1897; Majority of material found within Bulk 1854-1863

Emily Morrison Bondurant Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0267
Scope and Contents

This collection is a typescript of reminiscences by Emily Morrison Bondurant about her life in Brownsburg, Virginia and later in Buckingham County, Virginia and Auburn, Alabama following her 1859 marriage.

Dates: Inclusive 1916-1925

Etna Furnace Company Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0167
Scope and Contents

Journal ledger containing accounts of slaves, receipts, and expenditures.

Dates: Inclusive 1854-1857

Fairfield, Virginia Postermaster Notice of Appointment

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0534
Scope and Contents

Letter of appointment for John W. Wheat to replace Gabriel Lilley, who resigned his post as Postmaster of Fairfield, Virginia from the U. S. Postmaster General. Note signed by James W. Man for William Mahone, the 1st Assistant to the Postermaster General.

Dates: 1881-05-21

Four Images (originals and copies) of McCown Springs, near Williamsville, Bath County, Va.

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0077
Scope and Contents

Images are contemporary copies of scrapbook photographs that likely dated between 1920 and 1950. One image shows a wooden gazebo. The other shows a hotel-like dwelling with a covered porch. McCown Springs was also known as All Healing Springs. Original source of photographs is unknown. Copies were made by Special Collections staff. Also included are two original photos.

Dates: between 1920 and 1950

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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
Lee Chapel (Washington and Lee University) 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
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
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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
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Henry, Patrick 2
Hill, D. H. (Daniel Harvey), 1821-1889 2
Hotinger, Rice 2
Jefferson, Thomas 2
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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
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Virginia. General Assembly 2
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Virginia. Militia. Regiment, 144th 2
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