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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.
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.
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.
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.
Items in the collection include a scrapbook, a bound volume of the Ring-Tum Phi, a book of pressed leaves, Miller family birth records, photographs of Lexington and Campbell family members, newspapers, and personal letters.
Includes 82 items collected by Charles Manson Crutchfield, including 38 photographs some of which are of Confederate generals and were taken by Michael Miley, postcards and printed materials, most of which concern Washington and Lee University and the surrounding city of Lexington, Virginia during the 1880's
This file consists of a handwritten report of work accomplished in Christian Social Services from April 20th to July 15th of an unspecified year (likely in the 1930s). The report is written in first person. Christian Social Services helped provide food, clothes, and other needs for citizens living in poverty. The report includes a list of members of the group, with their resposibilities as far as charitable work.
The collection consists of the report submitted to the Virginia Municipal League by Lexington City Manager John Doane in April of 1978 concerning the restoration of the city's central business district. The report contains before-and-after photographs by Tom Bradshaw and the signature of the late Mayor Charles F. Phillips.
This collection consists of a donor letter and accompanying materials about William R. Clark, specifically a photograph and a copy of his Curriculum Vitae. The letter includes memories of interactions with Clark. There is also a photograph of male members of the Randolph Street Methodist Church, Lexington, Virginia (ca. 1955).
This collection contains a letter from Professor Conrad M. Speece to Polly Hanna, daughter of prominent Lexington citizen Matthew Hanna, dated 1791 and a transcription of an article in the Rockbridge County News in which the letter was printed. The letter addresses gender roles of the 1700s, specifically the perceived innate characteristics of women and their ability and desire to learn.
The image is copied from a photograph printed in the 1920 Washington and Lee yearbook, The Calyx. It includes the DeHart Hotel, the 'Mullberry Hill' residence, and the Spottswood Styles residence, now which is now Woods Creek Montessori School. The image predates Route 60 West. Though the photographer is not identified, it is likely Michael Miley.
This collection is a handwritten copy by Cornelia Peake McDonald of her 'A diary with reminiscences of the war', from March 1861-1865.
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.
This collection contains three ledgers: Leonidas Willson Irwin's spiritual diary, 1887-1937; D.C. Irwin's pastor's register, 1869-c.1881; D.C. Irwin's account book, 1895-96.
The papers of Captain David L. Hopkins, include 12 letters to his wife, Lou, all but one from his post in Lynchburg, Virginia, concerning their Lexington, Virginia farm, food supplies, mutual acquaintances, and occasionally the war, in particular the Battle of Lynchburg as well as several other family letters and Confederate money.
This broadside from the Department of Law and Equity is dated August 1, 1870. It was published in Lexington, Virginia.
This collection contains materials about the covered bridge, which previously crossed over the Maury River at Lexington, Va, including correspondence and newspaper clippings.
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.
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.
There are two volumes of carbon copied letters from Francis Thomas Anderson Junkin to many notable Lexington, Virginia families as well as several photographs and pamphlets.