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Personal narratives

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

John Leighton Stuart typescript

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0309
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a typescript and publisher's proof of Fifty years in China: the memoirs of John Leighton Stuart, missionary and ambassador. It includes references to and a prefatory note by George Catlett Marshall, an introduction by noted Chinese educator Hu Shih, references to Pantops Academy (Charlottesville, Va.), Union Theological Seminary (Richmond, Va.), and Yenching University in Beijing, China.
Dates: 1954

Otho Scott Lee Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0040
Scope and Contents This collection is a photocopy of a memoir by Otho Scott Lee of his first year of service in the American Civil War 1861-1862, with the First Virginia Cavalry, under the command of General J.E.B. Stuart.
Dates: 1861 - 1962

Poague Family Agricultural Account Book and Slave Register

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0476
Scope and Contents This account book documents agricultural operations for a southern Rockbridge County farmer between April 1863 and June 1867. The compiler is possibly Johnathan Poague, whose son, John William Poague, signed the book on the inside front cover. John William Poague attended Washington College in 1868 for one year. Contents include expenditures and receipts for day to day farm operations, crop production numbers, and diary - like entries. Contents of specific note include a registry of names of...
Dates: Inclusive 1861-1867; Majority of material found within Bulk 1863-1867

Robert Hanson Fleming Diary

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0073
Scope and Contents His diary describes Fleming's flight to Augusta, Ga. after the fall of Richmond, guarding the specie of the Confederate treasury. There is also a furlough permit, May 2, 1865, signed by Commandant William H. Parker.
Dates: Inclusive Mar. 28-May 16, 1865

Rupert Nelson Latture Valedictory address

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0175
Scope and Contents Rupert Latture's address recalls highlights of the Class of 1915 at Washington and Lee University. It makes an extended analogy to Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, 'The Great Stone Face.' It also includes humorous references to Washington and Lee President George Hutcheson Denny.
Dates: 1915

Rutherford R. Houston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0213
Scope and Contents This collection includes a paper entitled 'A trip on foot to the top of the House Mountain' which details a trip Houston made on May 22, 1852 as a Washington College student. House Mountain is located in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Dates: 1852

Sallie White Bruce Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0426
Scope and Contents This manuscript is a memoir by Sallie White Bruce about her family's life in the Lexington area during the American Civil War and their involvement with Washington College. It references Hunter's Raid in 1864.
Dates: Inclusive 1940s

Sydney Dyer McCormick Correspondence

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0151
Scope and Contents This collection contains responses from McCormick's classmates and others to his proposal for a volume of reminiscences concerning Robert E. Lee's presidency of Washington College. Correspondents include William W. Carson and Fitzhugh Lee.
Dates: 1891 - 1930

William A. Gordon Memoirs

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0055
Scope and Contents The memoirs include recollections of Gordon's childhood in Georgetown and Washington, D.C., of his relatives and friends, and of his career in the 1st Regiment of Engineers with the Army of Northern Virginia (1862-1865) as well as genealogical information.
Dates: 1865 - 1886