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19th and 20th Century Valley of Virginia Folk Art Exhibition Catalog

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0008
Scope and Contents

This is the catalog for the exhibition 19th & 20th Century Valley of Virginia Folk Art, which was held at Southern Seminary College in Buena Vista, VA during April 1991. This catalog contains descriptive information about the pieces in the exhibit, all of which were from the collection of Linda and Kurt Russ.

Dates: 1991

20th Century Political Pins and Richard Nixon Campaign Poster

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0667
Dates: Majority of material found within 1950 - 1972; Nixon campaign poster

144th Regiment Militia (Va.) Order Book

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0401
Scope and Contents

This order book contains information about the members and actions of the Virginia Militia's 144th regiment of Rockbridge County between 1834 and 1843.

Dates: Inclusive 1834-1843

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

 Collection
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

A. Christian Compton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0017
Dates: 1960-1999

Josephine R. Powell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0014
Dates: 1929-1996

"A Study in Ecology" by Horace M. Dalton

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0044
Scope and Contents A three page typescript research paper by V.M.I. cadet Horace M. Dalton, on plant life identified at three historic iron furnace ruins in Rockbridge and Botetourt counties in Virgina. The furnaces subject to the research were Buena Vista Furnace near the confluence of the South River and the Maury River between Lexington and Buena Vista, Virginia; the Glenwood Furnace located in Arnold's Valley, Rockbridge Co.; and the Arcadia or Boyd's Furnace near Arcadia and along Jennings Creek in...
Dates: 1934-05-04

Abraham Lincoln Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0549
Scope and Contents

Collection contains photographs, pamphlets, newspapers, cigar box labels (lithographs), cartes des visites, postcard, etc about Abraham Lincoln.

Dates: Inclusive 1860-1965

Academic Departments - Record Group 9

 Record Group
Identifier: WLU-RG-0009
Scope and Contents

This record group contains materials created by individual academic departments.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: Date Not Yet Determined

Adair-Hutton Department Store Fire Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0015
Scope and Contents

The image depicts the aftermath of the Adair-Hutton Department Store fire in Lexington, Virginia on December 16, 1949. The building was located on the southwest corner of Main and Washington Streets. There are onlookers and cars parked up the street. This photograph is a modern copy of the original, which was taken a few days after the fire.

Dates: Event: 1949-12-16

Affidavit of Freedom for Jerry Scott

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0692
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a single document, dated January 24, 1842. The document certifies the free status of the former black slave, Jerry Scott. The certification was created by the court of Nelson County, Virginia and provides a detailed description of Scott's appearance and identifying features. The document is signed and notarized with the seal of Nelson County Court. Also included in the colletion is a facsimile of the orginal document, as well as processing material from the...
Dates: 1842

African-American Heritage Exhibit materials

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0001
Scope and Contents

This collection contains research materials gathered during 2001 for an African American heritage exhibit put on by Rockbridge Historical Society. It also contains a booklet from 125th anniversary of the First Baptist Church in Lexington, Va.

Dates: Inclusive 1992-2001 approximate

Alamby Miller Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0137
Scope and Contents

This file consists of a scrapbook of works written by Washington College student Alamby Miller between 1864-1868. Included are Virginia university magazines, clippings from the Southern Collegian, and original poetry. There is also a scrapbook titled Alamby Millington Miller by Professor James W. Massie dated 1870. This scrapbook is a typed biography including a letter from Alamby to his sister.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1864 - 1870

Alexander, Fultz, and Willson Families Collection

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-45
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0539
Dates: Majority of material found within 1770 - 1970

Alexander H. H. Stuart letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0468
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter from Alex H. H. Stuart to his cousin Alex B. Stuart. Alex H. H. writes that Colonel Walker has arrived to pay $1000 to settle the debt Alex B.'s brother, John Stuart, owes to the Dice family. Alex H. H. entreats Alex B. to help him with the matter.

Dates: 1844

Alexander Lockhart Nelson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0303
Scope and Contents The Alexander Lockhart Nelson Papers consist of materials related to Nelson’s life as mathematician at Washington and Lee University; Nelson, Guy, Matthews, Archer, and Rennick family genealogy; an address by Nelson on his teaching experience during Robert E. Lee's presidency of Washington College; some family and miscellaneous correspondences; and photographs. Included and, perhaps, the primary aspect of the collection is Nelson’s notebook used during his time as both student and professor...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1848 - 1902

Alexander Sterrett Paxton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0372
Scope and Contents This collection consiste of Alexander Sterrett Paxton's journals in six volumes (484 p.)during the American Civil War. They cover his service as a member of the 4th Virginia Infantry of the Stonewall Brigade, including his role as a Commissary Sergeant of the regiment. Journal entries explore the war experiences of a Confederate foot soldier and include: his insights into motives for war; observations and descriptions of ranking officers, fellow soldiers, friends and family; detailed...
Dates: Inclusive 1858-1959; Majority of material found within Bulk 1861-1865

Alexander Tedford "Ted" Barclay correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0002
Scope and Contents This collection includes original letters and typescript copies of letters Ted Barclay sent to his family in Lexington, Virginia during the American Civil War. Subjects include information about the activities of the Liberty Hall Volunteers of the Stonewall Brigade in major battles within Virginia; accounts of life in Confederate camp; information about food, clothing, diseases, religious services, attractive women, and deaths of friends while serving with the Volunteers; and accounts of...
Dates: 1861-1864

Alexander White Pitzer Speech

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0223
Scope and Contents

This collection is a handwritten copy of a speech given by Alexander White Pitzer to the Synod of the Virginias at Charles Town, West Virginia in 1873 about the history of Washington and Lee University.

Dates: 1873

Alfred Leyburn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0098
Scope and Contents

Contains c.55 items, of Dr. Alfred Leyburn and the Leyburn family of Lexington, Va., including 22 letters between Leyburn and his wife, Ann Eliza, 1835-36; patents of Edward J. Leyburn.

Dates: 1823 - 1899; Majority of material found within 1830-01-01 - 1839-01-01

Allen Wesley Moger Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0183
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a 5-page paper by Allen Moger concerning the Army Enlisted Reserve Corps (E.R.C.) at Washington and Lee University and letters received by Moger from students who were called to active duty from the E.R.C.

Dates: Inclusive 1943-1945

Alphin Family Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0084
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs of the Alphin Family of Rockbridge County, Va. There are two copies of earlier family group photographs and one copy of photos of Katherine Alphin and Phoebe Hayslett Alphin. All family group images are identified and include surnames Alphin, Dickson, Hardy, Snider, McGuffin, Teaford, Kirkpatrick, Cook, and Hazlett.

Dates: Creation of original photographs

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Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives 997
Lewis F. Powell Jr. Archives 22
 
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Correspondence 255
Photographs 96
Virginia -- Lexington 89
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) 85
Virginia -- Rockbridge County 74
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College students 55
Records 41
Account books 38
Genealogy 32
Printed ephemera 32
Postcards 31
Virginia 28
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Scrapbooks 26
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Broadsides 24
Personal narratives 24
Personal narratives -- Confederate 24
Receipts (Acknowledgments) 23
Legal documents 22
World War (1939-1945) 19
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Universities and colleges -- Faculty 17
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Virginia -- Staunton 7
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African Americans 4
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Delaware -- Fort Delaware 4
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Language
English 1017
French 1
French, Middle (ca.1400-1600) 1
Latin 1
Spanish; Castilian 1
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Sumerian 1
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Names
Washington and Lee University 142
Washington College (Lexington, Va.) 42
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 41
Miley, Michael, 1841-1918 27
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) 18
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Lee Chapel (Washington and Lee University) 15
Virginia Military Institute 14
Lee, George Washington Custis 10
Liberty Hall Academy 10
Gaines, Francis Pendleton 9
Junkin, George, 1798 - 1868 9
Leyburn, James Graham 9
Washington College 9
Confederate States of America 8
Confederate States of America. Army. Stonewall Brigade 8
Lexington Presbyterian Church (Lexington, Va.) 8
Anderson, William Alexander 7
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities 7
Campbell, J. L. (John Lyle) 7
Lee family 7
Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1807-1883 7
Smith, Henry Louis 7
Tucker, John Randolph 7
Washington and Lee University. School of Law 7
Anderson family 6
Confederate States of America. Army. Liberty Hall Volunteers 6
Franklin Society and Library Company of Lexington (Lexington, Va.) 6
Lee, Mary Custis 6
Letcher, Greenlee D. (Greenlee Davidson) 6
Letcher, John 6
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. 6
Washington and Lee University. Trustees 6
Alexander family 5
Brockenbrough, John 5
Campbell family 5
Campbell, Henry Donald 5
Confederate States of America. Army 5
Freeman, Douglas Southall 5
New Monmouth Presbyterian Church (Lexington, Va.) 5
Preston, Margaret Junkin 5
Tompkins, Edmund Pendleton 5
Washington Academy (Lexington, Va.) 5
Washington and Lee University. Mock Convention 5
White, James J. (James Jones) 5
Ann Smith Academy 4
Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956 4
Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia 4
Crenshaw, Ollinger 4
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 4
Edmondson, James K., Colonel 4
First Baptist Church (Lexington, Va.) 4
Gilliam, Frank Johnson 4
Glasgow family 4
Graham family 4
Graham, Edward 4
Graham, John Alexander 4
Graham, William A. (William Alexander) 4
Groner, Duncan G. 4
Humphreys, D. C. (David Carlisle), 1855-1921 4
Hunter, David, 1802-1886 4
Jefferson, Thomas 4
Jordan, John 4
Lexington Gazette. (Lexington, Va.) 4
McDowell, James 4
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous) 4
Pendleton, William Nelson, 1809-1883 4
Powell, Lewis F. 4
Reid, Samuel McDowell 4
Wilson, William Lyne 4
Alexander, Archibald 3
Anderson, Ellen Graham 3
Barclay, Ted, II (Alexander Tedford) 3
Bowyer, John, General 3
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell) 3
Carter, Jimmy 3
Carter, Thomas H. (Thomas Henry) 3
Cole, Fred Carrington 3
Davidson, Charles A. (Charles Andrew) 3
Davidson, Greenlee 3
Davidson, James D. (James Dorman) 3
Davis, John W. (John William) 3
Denny, George Hutcheson 3
Du Pont, Alfred I. (Alfred Irénée), 1864-1935 3
Dunlap Family 3
Flood, Henry D. (Henry Delaware) 3
Glasgow, William Anderson 3
Graham, William 3
Grigsby, Reuben 3
Henry, Patrick 3
Hotchkiss, Farris Pierson 3
Houston, Sam, 1793 - 1863 3
James River and Kanawha Company (Richmond, Va.) 3
Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891 3
Johnston, William Preston 3
Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905 3
Lee, Mildred Childe, 1846-1905 3
Letcher, S. H. (Samuel Houston) 3
Lexington Development Company (Lexington, Va.) 3
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 3
Madison, James 3
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