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Adair-Hutton Department Store Fire Photograph

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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 document's...
Dates: 1842

African-American Heritage Exhibit materials

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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

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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: 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

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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

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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 of...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1848 - 1902

Alexander Sterrett Paxton Papers

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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 accounts...
Dates: Inclusive 1858-1959; Majority of material found within Bulk 1861-1865

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Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives 979
Wilbur C. Hall Law Library 23
 
Subject
Correspondence 255
Photographs 96
Virginia -- Lexington 90
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) 85
Virginia -- Rockbridge County 72
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College students 55
Records 42
Account books 38
Genealogy 32
Printed ephemera 32
Postcards 31
Virginia 29
Diaries 28
Poetry 27
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 26
Receipts (Acknowledgments) 26
Scrapbooks 26
Personal narratives 25
Speeches, addresses, etc., American 25
Personal narratives -- Confederate 24
Broadsides 23
Legal documents 23
Manuscripts 17
Universities and colleges -- Faculty 17
World War (1939-1945) 17
Research 16
United States -- Confederate States of America 16
Slavery 14
Note-taking 13
Virginia -- Augusta County 13
American Revolution (1775-1783) 12
Virginia -- Natural Bridge 12
Fraternal organizations 11
World War (1914-1918) 11
College students -- Social life and customs 9
Deeds 9
Railroads 9
Schools 9
Virginia -- Buena Vista 9
Voyages and travels 9
Agriculture 8
Carte de visite photographs 8
Church history 8
Elections 8
Land grants 8
Military orders 8
Newspapers 8
Presbyterian Church 8
Registers 8
Virginia -- Richmond 8
Washington and Lee University 8
Biography 7
Business 7
Portraits 7
United States -- Shenandoah River Valley 7
Virginia -- House Mountain 7
Virginia -- Staunton 7
Architectural photography 6
Indentures 6
Land use surveys 6
Maps 6
Military campaigns 6
Militia 6
Missionaries 6
Obituaries 6
Political science 6
Sheet music 6
Theater 6
United States 6
Virginia -- Botetourt County 6
Wills 6
Cabinet photographs 5
Cemeteries 5
College presidents 5
Diplomas 5
Education 5
Education -- Curricula 5
Essays 5
France 5
General stores 5
Governors 5
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Literature -- Societies, etc. 5
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Monuments 5
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 5
Playbills 5
Shenandoah Valley Campaign (May-August, 1864) 5
South Carolina 5
Travel 5
Virginia -- Brownsburg 5
Virginia -- Lynchburg 5
Washington and Lee University School of Law 5
African Americans 4
Alumni and alumnae 4
Autobiography 4
Autograph albums 4
Ballroom dancing 4
China 4
Church buildings 4
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Names
Washington and Lee University 138
Washington College (Lexington, Va.) 43
Lee, Robert E., General (Robert Edward) 42
Miley, Michael, 1841-1918 27
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) 18
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Lee Chapel (Washington and Lee University) 15
Washington, George 15
Virginia Military Institute 14
Junkin, George, 1798 - 1868 10
Lee, George Washington Custis 10
Confederate States of America 9
Gaines, Francis Pendleton 9
Leyburn, James Graham 9
Liberty Hall Academy 9
Washington College 9
Confederate States of America. Army. Stonewall Brigade 8
Lee family 8
Lexington Presbyterian Church (Lexington, Va.) 8
Washington and Lee University. School of Law 8
Anderson, William Alexander 7
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities 7
Campbell, J. L. (John Lyle) 7
Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1807-1883 7
Letcher, John 7
Smith, Henry Louis 7
Tucker, John Randolph 7
Anderson family 6
Confederate States of America. Army. Liberty Hall Volunteers 6
Franklin Society and Library Company of Lexington (Lexington, Va.) 6
Letcher, Greenlee D. (Greenlee Davidson) 6
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. 6
Preston, Margaret Junkin 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
Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia 5
Freeman, Douglas Southall 5
Graham family 5
Jordan, John 5
McDowell, James 5
New Monmouth Presbyterian Church (Lexington, Va.) 5
Tompkins, Edmund Pendleton 5
Washington Academy (Lexington, Va.) 5
White, James J. (James Jones) 5
Alexander, Archibald 4
Ann Smith Academy 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
Glasgow, William Anderson 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
Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891 4
Lee, Mary Custis 4
Lee, Mildred Childe, 1846-1905 4
Lexington Gazette. (Lexington, Va.) 4
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous) 4
Pendleton, William Nelson, 1809-1883 4
Powell, Lewis F. 4
Reid, Samuel McDowell 4
Washington and Lee University. Mock Convention 4
Wilson, William Lyne 4
Anderson, Ellen Graham 3
Barclay, Ted, II (Alexander Tedford) 3
Barkley, Alben William 3
Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893 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
Fishwick, Marshall William 3
Flood, Henry D. (Henry Delaware) 3
Graham, William 3
Grigsby, Reuben 3
Henry, Patrick 3
Hotchkiss, Farris Pierson 3
Hotinger family 3
Houston, Sam, 1793 - 1863 3
James River and Kanawha Company (Richmond, Va.) 3
Johnston, William Preston 3
Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905 3
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