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Franklin Society Archives

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0103
Scope and Contents Includes membership records, officers' reports, business papers, subscription library records, minutes of the Society's meetings and debates. Includes receipts and letters expressing pleasure at being honored by the society. Receipt dated December 2, 1841 from Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson while he was a Virginia constable, which was later given to the Franklin Society.
Dates: 1801 - 1891

Ignorance Club Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0013
Scope and Contents This collection contains the Ignorance Club's programs for years 1909-1910, 1934-1935, 1935-1936, 1936-1937, 1941-42, which contain officer lists, membership lists, lists of club rules, and schedules of the year's meetings and member presentations. It also includes what is believed to be the first paper written by a society member for presentation at a meeting, which was R. F. Anderson on March 13, 1908.
Dates: Inclusive 1908-1942

James Cole Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0527
Scope and Contents This collection contains three items: James C. Davis' Washington College undergraduate diploma from June 30, 1853; Washington Literary Society diploma of membership from his years at Washington College; James C. Davis' Virginia state law license dated 1860
Dates: Inclusive 1853-1860

James McDowell Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0449
Scope and Contents This collection contains two letters written to James McDowell while he was a Congressman. In one, dated May 16, 1848, James Paxton writes that he is not sure if the administration of Washington College needs changes, discusses the pay of the professors, which varied from $800 to $1300 per year, Governor William Smith's recent appointment of George H. Lee to fill a vacant judgeship. The other from C. S. M. Lee, J. S. Fishburn, and W. P. Wharton, dated December 6, 1848, asks him to deliver a...
Dates: 1848

Phoenix Literary Society Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0418
Scope and Contents This ledger from the Phoenix Literary Society covers the period between 1867-1875. It contains an alphabetical listing of members as well as fees paid by each to the club.
Dates: Inclusive 1867-1875