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

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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

Andrew Stevenson Correspondence

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0035
Scope and Contents This letter, dated 1840 Dec. [10?], to Henry St. George Tucker discusses American political parties and the presidential election of 1840.
Dates: Inclusive December 1840

Ben Benson Collection

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0386
Scope and Contents The Ben Benson Collection includes original portrait art of presidents and first ladies by Ben Benson, various formats of printed presidential iconography and related presidential and U.S. political memorabilia from George Washington to Barack Obama.
Dates: Inclusive 1789-2012

Carl David Swanson Scrapbook

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0298
Scope and Contents This scrapbook was made by Swanson, the 1956 W&L Mock Convention chairman, featuring photographs and news items regarding the death of Alben W. Barkley while giving the event's keynote address. It includes letters from various senators (including Willis Robertson, Richard B. Russell, and Herman Talmadge) concerning Mock Convention and contains photographs of Sharon Ritchie, Miss America 1956, who attended the convention.
Dates: 1956

James Monroe Papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0017
Scope and Contents This collection includes the appointment, July 29, 1800, of John Bowyer, Andrew Reid, and John Caruthers as presidential electors; proclamation, March 16, 1802, by Gov. Monroe authorizing the meeting house outside Lexington, Va. as a proper place for holding court (2 copies); and U.S. land grant of 160 acres, April 2, 1818, to Aaron Sanford. All of these documents are signed by Monroe.
Dates: Inclusive 1800-1818

James O. Hensley Letter

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0438
Scope and Contents This is a letter written by Washington College student James O. Hensley to an unidentified friend. It is largely about his finances and text book expenses. He mentions the election of John Letcher to the office of Governor for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and expresses a favorable opinion of him. He also writes about an outbreak of smallpox in the area.
Dates: 1859

John C. Calhoun Papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0010
Scope and Contents This collection includes two letters signed by Calhoun when he was the United States' Secretary of War, which are dated September 11, 1818 and August 9, 1820; a letter dated Aug. 24, 1831 to Francis W. Pickens, and a letter dated June 20, 1834 to Col. Andrew Pickens. The first letter is to the Department of War about rations and assigning someone to record the number of rations daily used. The second letter to the Department of War is informing 'Sir' that he has been appointed by the President...
Dates: 1818 - 1834

Martin Baldwin Whitaker Collection

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0627
Content Description This collection consists of materials collected and preserved by Martin Baldwin Whitaker, Student Liaison Officer for the Alabama Delegation during the 1968 Washington and Lee Mock Republican Convention. Highlights of the collection include letters to Whitaker from Alabama state representatives John H. Buchanan, William L. Dickinson, and Jack Edwards. Other materials related to the 1968 Mock Convention include an order of business pamphlet, a program, letterhead, clippings, a Washington and Lee...
Dates: 1967 - 1968

Rockbridge County Records

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0067
Scope and Contents This collection includes Rockbridge County records, including tax lists, ordinary licenses, muster rolls, lists of slaves, court cases, and election polls.
Dates: Inclusive 1778-1912