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Alpine, Va. Railroad Photograph

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0013
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a photo of a railroad in Alpine, Virginia, which is in Botetourt County.
Dates: Unknown

C. Howard Capito Collection of O. W. Link photographic materials

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0553
Scope and Contents This collection of materials gathered by C. Howard Capito contains thirteen 13.5 x 11 inch original photographic prints by O. W. Link. These photographs depict Norfolk and Western Railway's steam locomotives. It also contains one booklet published by the Norfolk and Western Railway entitled "Night Trick" on the Norfolk and Western Railway, which includes photographs by O. W. Link.
Dates: 1955 - 1958

General John Pope Letter

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0451
Scope and Contents This collection contains an autographed letter signed from General John Pope to General George B. McClellan at the headmaster's Army of Virginia, Washington, D.C. July 4, 1862. Pope writes that he will be able to offer military help against the confederate forces and sights specific numbers for General Irvin McDowell's troops, one division of which he says are at Fredericksburg. He also writes that his troops have broken up the depots on the Ohio River and he hopes to destroy the railroad...
Dates: 1862-07-04

Hiram Martz Papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0130
Scope and Contents This collection consists largely of constituent correspondence relating to Shenandoah Valley local politics, land transactions, and railroads. Included are letters from Congressman John Letcher and his assessments of the contemporary political scene, including congressional elections, Kansas migration, and railroads.
Dates: 1830 - 1873

Photograph of the footbridge between the DeHart Hotel and the Lexington (Va.) train station

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0126
Content Description A real photographic post card of the footbridge that connected the Lexington, Va. train station with the DeHart hotel (Castle Hill). The image provides the view from the west end of the bridge loooking east towards Lexington and includes the station and dwellings along Myers street. Both the footbridge and DeHart Hotel were destroyed before 1950.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1905 - 1920

Richmond and Alleghany Railroad Local Time Card and Notebook.

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0503
Scope and Contents This is a local time card for the Richmond & Alleghany Railroad for their line between Richmond and Clifton Forge, Virginia.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1881 - 1886-10-23

Robert J. Bell Papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0639
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two sets of handwritten notes on debates hosted at Washington and Lee, likely by way of the Graham Philanthropic Society, written by Robert John Bell during his time as a student at the University. The first debate centers on the effect of the construction of railroads in the South by "Northern Capitalists" (sic.), while the second one follows the state of education in the South after the American Civil War, particularly in regards to race relations and public schools.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1869 - 1873

Southern Railway Hat-check ticket

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0376
Scope and Contents This item is a Southern Railway System hat-check ticket, Form 277. It is believed that this ticket came from the Lexington, Virginia Passenger Station.
Dates: 1940

"To the People of Rockbridge" Broadside

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0311
Scope and Contents This broadside by the Valley Railroad titled 'To the People of Rockbridge' outlines funding for the railroad to be built through the county. It asks the people of Rockbridge to help finance the railroad by buying stock in it. It makes the argument that the county's prosperity depends on the railroad. It says students at Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute should no longer be expected to walk through the mire to travel to and from their families and that the railroad...
Dates: 1871