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Davis Family Diaries

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0293
Scope and Contents This a a collection of diaries of William Couch Davis, Jr., and his wife, Mary Anderson Davis, including accounts of William's jobs in France (1917-19), Cuba, Savannah, and Norfolk. They include many details about the Davis family of West Point, Virginia. One of Mary's diaries covers their first married year (1924-25) in Cuba and others cover their trips (1935-1959) out west in Canada and to Central America and Europe.
Dates: Inclusive 1917-1959; Majority of material found within Bulk 1917-1933

George Philip Harding Correspondence

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0437
Scope and Contents This collection contains three letters written by George Philip Harding from the Nevada Territory. They mention his travels throughout the country, the raids of the CSS Alabama, his personal feelings about the American Civil War, and the American Indian attacks on mail companies and the subsequent takeover by a new company with U.S. Troop protection, likely the Paiute War.
Dates: Inclusive 1863-1864

Irwin Taylor Sanders Papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0253
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence from Sanders to his parents during his years as a student at Washington and Lee University (1925-1929), including accounts of a 1928 cross-country trip with a friend. There is also correspondence from Sanders to his parents during his residence at American College in Sofia, Bulgaria, and later correspondence to his wife from Yugoslavia and while at several academic institutions, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Cornell University, and the...
Dates: Inclusive 1925-1950

James Graham Leyburn Papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0288
Scope and Contents This collection contains many materials relating to the South African mission. Dr. Leyburn saved a number of newspaper articles concerning South Africa which are contained herein. Reports on various industries and other aspects of South Africa are included. Also within this collection are an assortment of Dr. Leyburn's speeches, some of which address South Africa. The remainder of the speeches concern the future of Washington and Lee University. Among the correspondence in...
Dates: 1902 - 1993

John F. Swayne Papers

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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 accompanying...
Dates: Inclusive 1867-1935; Majority of material found in Bulk 1867-1869

Lexington and Lexington-Rockbridge County Chamber of Commerce Collection

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Identifier: RHS-Coll-0011
Scope and Contents This collection contains two pamphlets issued by the Lexington Chamber of Commerce and its later incarnation, the Lexington-Rockbridge County Chamber of Commerce. One, which predates 1926, is entitled Lexington Virginia: 'Heart of the Southland'. Several photographs by Michael Miley and a regional map are printed inside. The second one is entitled A Sign Program for Lexington, Virginia, which was reprinted from the News Gazette October 28 1964. There is also a copy of meeting minutes from the...
Dates: prior to 1926-1964

Unidentified travel diary

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0328
Scope and Contents This manuscript copy of a diary dated May 26 through August 15, 1835 was kept by an unidentified traveller journeying by railroad, boat, and stagecoach from New York to the springs of Virginia (and the present-day West Virginia) and then on to Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky before returning to New York. The traveller made stops in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Fredericksburg. Most of the journal's accounts deal with the period when the writer was at White Sulphur Springs...
Dates: 1835

Virginia Hot Springs Company Records

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0271
Scope and Contents This collection contains records, mostly in printed pamphlet form, of the Virginia Hot Springs Company, formed in 1892 from the Southern Improvement Company, with Decatur Axtell as its president. Also included in the collection are several pamphlets about other springs, e.g. Healing, Warm, and White Sulphur: information about automobile travel in western Virginia circa 1913, and a few letters to and from Mr. Axtell.
Dates: Inclusive 1860-1913; Majority of material found within Bulk 1892-1903

William Taylor Thom Jr. Papers

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0326
Scope and Contents These papers include mainly reprints of Thom's publications on geology (1917-1955) along with several letters and a travel diary (1920).
Dates: Inclusive 1902-1976; Majority of material found within Bulk 1917-1955