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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

Augusta County 19th Century Court Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0482
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three 19th century court documents from Augusta County, Virginia. They all relate to the circuit court case where William J. Shumate is suing the business of Woodword & Coalter (Samuel M. Woodword, Joseph Woodword, and Thomas S. Coalter) for $300 owed to him.

Dates: 1857

Contracts for hire of enslaved persons by the William Ackerly estate

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0004
Scope and Contents This collection consists of seven one year contracts between Abraham Lovell, curator of William Ackerly's (deceased) estate, and individuals for hire of enslaved persons, Rachel, Fanny, Nancy, James Alexander, Elisha, and Caroline with her three children. Each contract includes the name of the enslaved person, dates for her/his hire, the cost, and the name of the leasee. Further, each document states that the individuals were to be treated "with humanity" or "humanely" and returned with 'the...
Dates: Inclusive 1860-1864

Edson J. Harkness Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0119
Scope and Contents

This collection includes family correspondence (1827-1846), letters (1862-1864) written by Harkness while serving in the Civil War, commissions and court martial documents, and muster rolls (1863-1865).

Dates: Inclusive 1827-1865

Francis Wilkinson Pickens collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0013
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters from Francis Wilkinson Pickens to various correspondents, including John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson. A letter dated Sept. 29, 1845 to John C. Calhoun urges the latter to be a candidate for the U. S. Senate. There are three letters to Pickens' wife. In addition, the collection includes a legal document pertaining to John Forsyth of Georgia dated 1826, most of which is in French, as well as a free order of passage document given to Pickens to visit...
Dates: 1826-1865

George Washington Indenture of Stock to Liberty Hall Academy

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0490
Scope and Contents

This indenture document gifts railroad stock to Liberty Hall Academy. it is signed by George Washington.

Dates: 1798

Henry Ruffner papers

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-8
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0102
Scope and Contents This collection includes three manuscript novellas written by Henry Ruffner including a draft of his published work titled "Judith Bensaddi"; six sermons in Henry Ruffner's hand, Washington College student James S. Richeson's handwritten transcript of one of Ruffner's lectures on "Political Economy"(1840); a 20th cenury typescript copy of Ruffner's 1847 pamphlet regarding slavery in Virginia; an 1867 letter relating to property of Ruffner's estate by his widow, Laura...
Dates: Inclusive c.1815(?)-1867

James Alexander Legal Papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0491
Scope and Contents

This collection contains six legal documents pertaining to the debts of James Alexander.

Dates: Inclusive 1843-1868

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

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

Liberty Hall Academy Charter

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0488
Scope and Contents

A legal document incorporating the rector and trustees of Liberty Hall Academy as a seminary passed in October 1782.

Dates: 1782-10

Mary Trimble Legal Document

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0469
Scope and Contents

This legal document details the repayment of Trimble's debt to Trace Decker of Rockbridge County. Trimble did not write the document herself but instead signed the document with a mark.

Dates: 1709-04-24

McFarland Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0384

Patrick Henry Legal Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0034
Scope and Contents

This document is a land deed dated 1785 Dec. 2 granting land to George May, [et al.] in Jefferson County, Virginia, which became Jefferson County, Kentucky in 1792.

Dates: 1785-12-05

Pickens Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0046
Scope and Contents

This collection includes personal and official letters of F.W. Pickens and his family, including his uncle, Ezekiel Pickens. Also includes receipts and lists pertaining to his slaves and legal papers.

Dates: Inclusive 1812-1869

Receipt, Samuel Mosby to David Anderson, Jr. for the purchase of an enslaved girl named Charlotte

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Identifier: RHS-Coll-0003
Scope and Contents

A receipt for the purchase of an enslaved African American girl named Charlotte who was sold by Samuel Mosby to David Anderson Jr. for $258 on June 16, 1828 in Hanover, Virginia. Joseph Mosby also signed the document as a witness.

Dates: 1828-06-16

Reid Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0027
Scope and Contents Series 1 of this collection primarily covers the period from 1763 through Samuel McDowell Reid's death in 1869. There are also a few later items dealing chiefly with his estate. The bulk of the papers deals with business matters. Documents concern such matters as the James River and Kanawha Company, the North River Navigation Company, Washington College's relationship with the Society of the Cincinnati, slavery, and the financial dealings of John Robinson and the Hare family. ...
Dates: 1760-1896

Robert Alexander Legal Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0037
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a deed, dated August 13, 1747, for a tract of land near the town of Greenville, Augusta County, Virginia, conveyed to Robert Alexander from William Beverley and two legal papers connected with the deed. There is also an authorized English Bible, 1766, with Robert Alexander's signature. Genealogical information by George Diehl is housed in the control folder.

Dates: 1747 - 1766

Schoenbrun Collection of Virginia Historical Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0394
Scope and Contents This collection includes individual or small collections of letters to the Custis, Lee, Davidson, McDowell, Reid, and Hale families. Subjects include the Custis family involvement in the American Colonization Society, John Brown's Raid as recounted by V.M.I. cadet Charles A. Davidson of Lexington, Va., Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee's life, Lee family genealogy, Anne Lee Marshall's death, the Markoe family of Baltimore, Md.,Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington College (Va.) history including a...
Dates: 1813-1895

Shields Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0622
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of the Shields family from 1832-1990 including business documents, family genealogy notes, correspondence, photographs, and William R. Shields poetry.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1832 - 1990

Virginia Hotel Court Document

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0483
Scope and Contents

Court document of the Augusta National Bank of Staunton versus J. C. Scheffer and John D. Crowle regarding the purchase of the Virginia Hotel.

Dates: Single 1898

William McLaughlin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0044
Scope and Contents This collection contains items of Judge William McLaughlin, including letters from Henry D. Campbell and William L. Wilson. Many concern awarding of honorary degrees and elections to the Board of Trustees of Washington and Lee, of which McLaughlin was rector (1888-1898). The collection also contains legal certificates and his papers, including his Confederate Army Commission dated October 7, 1862. Also included is a copy of his death from the minutes of the Board of Trustees of Washington...
Dates: Inclusive 1851-1898

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