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"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

Alexander Sterrett Paxton Papers

 Collection
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

Anderson Family papers

 Collection
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

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities Records

 Collection
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

Barbara Cary Johnston Willard Scrapbook

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Construction Proposal and Engineer's Report for the North River Navigation Company

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0034
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an early 1850s contractor's proposal for the construction of dams, guards, and locks - numbers one through four, on the North River (now Maury River) in Rockbridge County, Virginia. It is a printed form with hand written details including a projected project completion date of 1857. The proposal is signed by canal contractor Benjamin J. Jordan, Rockbridge County, Va. The second item is a four page report and cost estimate on the potential for constructing one of...
Dates: 1852; 1850 - 1857

David Carlisle Humphreys land survey field books

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0321
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of ten notebooks of Humphrey's surveys of Lexington, Buena Vista, and surrounding areas in Virginia, including surveys for the Lexington Development Company.

Dates: 1891

Edmondson and Arnold Family Land Grants

 Collection
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

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

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

Glasgow Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0210
Scope and Contents

Consists largely of correspondence within the Glasgow/Paxton/Anderson family. Correspondence related to Rebekah A. Glasgow dates from 1846 to 1903, and correspondence within the Paxton family dates from 1897 to 1900. Also includes limited correspondence from Ellen Glasgow.

Dates: Inclusive 1846-1945

Glasgow Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0057
Scope and Contents This collection contains items of the Glasgow family of Virginia, including correspondence and business papers of William Anderson Glasgow (1825-1910), of Fincastle, and his son, Francis Thomas Glasgow (1854-1927), both lawyers; and of Francis T. Glasgow (1829-1916), brother of William A. and his uncle, Joseph Reid Anderson (1813-1892), both of Richmond; legal briefs, contingent claims contracts, and vouchers, 1880-1885, of the firm of Glasgow and Glasgow, Fincastle, Va.; legal papers,...
Dates: Inclusive 1858-1926

Home Demonstration Clubs Papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0317
Scope and Contents

This collection includes minutes, scrapbooks, histories, photographs, and other items of twenty home demonstration clubs in the Rockbridge County, Virginia area.

Dates: Inclusive 1923-2006; Majority of material found within Bulk 1960-1989

Hotinger family photographs

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0131
Content Description Photograph collection of members members of the Hotinger family of Rockbridge County, Va. This collection includes a photograph of Rice Hotinger and Susan Radar Hotinger celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on October 18, 1949; Harvey and Katherine Hotinger; Gertrude Hotinger; as well as a group picture of the Hotinger family. Each individual in this group photograph is identified. The collection consists of originals and copies. Also incuded is a photo of Mr. and Mrs. Grover...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930 - 1960

Hugh Adams Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0373
Scope and Contents The Hugh Adams Papers archive is comprised of approximately 75 documents concerning the emancipation of nineteen slaves of the Adams estate and their estate imposed emigration to Careysburg, Liberia. Adams was actively involved for many years with the American Colonization Society ( A.C.S.) which promoted and engaged in the emigration process of free or freed African-Americans to Liberia on the west African coast. Included in the archive is an original handwritten copy of the will of Hugh...
Dates: 1857-1860

Ironmasters

 Collection — Container: RHS Collections #0060 - #0076
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0065
Scope and Contents

This file contains records related to the history of Ironworks in Rockbridge County. Includes typescript papers on Ironmasters, different iron works locations, extracts from law suits, newspaper clippings, biographical sketches, publication materials, and maps of Irish Creek.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1930 - 1956-09-15

J. Woods Culton hunting license and celluloid button

 Collection — Container: RHS Collections #0060 - #0076
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0061
Scope and Contents

A wallet sized paper huntin license and accompanying celluoid "resident license" button for hunting, fishing, and trapping in Rockbridge County, Virginia resident J. Culton Woods, of Brownsburg, Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Dates: 1928 - 1929

James McDowell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0045
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three documents: a land survey, Oct. 27, 1795, of 624 acres on the Big Calf Pasture River in Rockbridge County, Virginia; deed of trust between William Moore and Andrew Reid, Jr. in favor of McDowell, Oct. 8, 1804; deed of 29 1/2 acres on South River from David, an emancipated slave, and McDowell, Dec. 23, 1816. Included in the Control folder is a Thesis by Mary Boyce Hicks, "James McDowell and the Virginia Slavery Debate of 1831-32," Athens, Georgia, 2010.

Dates: 1795 - 1816

John F. Swayne Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0292
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Swayne's personal papers from his time as a student at Washington College, including correspondence with E. C. Gordon and Mary F. Dickson, a subscription to the Southern Collegian, and two essays. One letter is a response from the clerk of the faculty to Swayne's notice of withdrawal from the college. One essay entitled 'A trip to House Mountain' was written in 1869; it details a trip made there in the summer of 1867. There is an...
Dates: Inclusive 1867-1935; Majority of material found in Bulk 1867-1869

Joseph Fauber Shaner Correspondence

 Collection
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

Land Grants

 Collection — Container: RHS Collections #0060 - #0076
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0067
Scope and Contents This collection includes copies and originals of 18th and 19th century land grants for acreage in Rockbridge County, Augusta County, Bath County, and other areas in southwestern Virginia. Three folders relate to the Borden land grant, which established Rockbridge County. There is a fragment of an undated, handwritten copy of the Borden land grant. Other folders related to the Borden grant include historical analysis and recounting of the development of the grant by E.P. Tompkins. Some land...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1749 - 1985

Land Surveys

 Collection — Container: RHS Collections #0060 - #0076
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0069
Scope and Contents

This collection includes original land surveys for land in Rockbridge County. Includes surveyors drawings.

Dates: 1815 - 1943

Legal Documents

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0077
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a variety of legal documents related to citizens of Rockbrige County. Includes indentures, bonds, materials related to wills, legal agreements, and insurance policies amongst other documents.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1742 - 1895

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Washington and Lee University 4
Anderson family 3
Virginia Military Institute 3
Anderson, Ellen Graham 2
Anderson, William Alexander 2
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Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities 2
Borden, Benjamin, Sr. 2
Glasgow family 2
Hotinger, Rice 2
Lexington Development Company (Lexington, Va.) 2
Lexington Gazette. (Lexington, Va.) 2
Reid, Samuel McDowell 2
Shenandoah Valley Railroad 2
Tompkins, Edmund Pendleton 2
Virginia. Circuit Court 2
Washington College (Lexington, Va.) 2
Adams family 1
Adams, Hugh 1
Alexander family 1
Alexander, Archibald 1
Alexander, Aylett 1
American Colonization Society 1
American Hereford Record 1
Anderson, John R. 1
Anderson, Joseph Reid 1
Anderson, Mary Ann Alexander 1
Armentrout family 1
Arnold, William 1
Ayers, Walter Curtis 1
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 1
Barclay, Ted, II (Alexander Tedford) 1
Biltmore Forest School 1
Bodell, G.M. 1
Bondurant family 1
Bondurant, Emily Morrison 1
Bookworm and Silverfish 1
Borden family 1
Bowyer, John, General 1
Brady, Douglas Ellinipsico, Jr. 1
Bryan Family 1
Burks Family 1
Byers, John A. 1
Campbell, John Archibald 1
Carson, A. C. 1
Chapin, Charles 1
Chief Cornstalk 1
Chief Logan 1
Clements, William 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Liberty Hall Volunteers 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Stonewall Brigade 1
Crawford, Barbara L. 1
Culton, J. Woods (Joseph Woods) 1
Curry, David P. 1
Davidson, Charles A. (Charles Andrew) 1
Davidson, Greenlee 1
Decker, Trace 1
Dennis, William H. 1
Dickson, Mary F. 1
Dold, Henry O. 1
Dorman, J. B. 1
Dunlap Family 1
Edmondson, David 1
Edmondson, James K., Colonel 1
Elder family 1
Elder, Andrew 1
Eustler family 1
Eustler, Edward Miley 1
Evans, Charles P. 1
Extension Homemakers Clubs (Rockbridge County, Va.) 1
FCE (Family Community Education), Rockbridge County, Virginia 1
FCE National Association for Family and Community Education 1
Figgatt, John T. 1
Fuller, Jacob 1
Gaines, Richard Jennings 1
Glasgow and Glasgow. Fincastle, Va. 1
Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson 1
Glasgow, Francis T. 1
Glasgow, Francis Thomas 1
Glasgow, Rebekah 1
Glasgow, William Anderson 1
Gordon, E. C. (Edward Clifford), 1842 - 1922 1
Green Forest (Buena Vista, Va.) 1
Greenlee family 1
Grigsby, Reuben 1
Hall, Danny 1
Hall, Lorenza 1
Hall, Willie 1
Halliburton family 1
Hamilton's School House (Rockbridge County, Va.) 1
Hanger, W. P. 1
Hare family 1
Hart, Harvey 1
Henry, Patrick 1
Highland Belle FCE Club (Rockbridge County, Virginia) 1
Highland Belle School 1
Holdman, William 1
Holstine, Henry 1
Home Demonstration Clubs (Rockbridge County, Va.) 1
Hotinger family 1
Hotinger, Harvey Lewis 1
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