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Virginia -- Rockbridge County

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 183 Collections and/or Records:

"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 Historical Survey of the Interior Architectural Elements in the Houses of Rockbridge County Virginia, 1980

 Item
Scope and Contents From the Record Group:

This record group contains papers and projects created by students as part of their coursework, such as honors theses and capstone papers.

Dates: 1980

A list of slaves belonging to Washington College, 1834-07-30

 Item — Box 3: [Barcode: 0000005804], Folder: 56
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Series 1 of this collection primarily covers the period from 1763 through Samuel McDowell Reid's death in 1869. There are also a few later items dealing chiefly with his estate.

The bulk of the papers deals with business matters. Documents concern such matters as the James River and Kanawha Company, the North River Navigation Company, Washington College's relationship with the Society of the Cincinnati, slavery, and the financial dealings of John Robinson and the Hare family.

Dates: 1834-07-30

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-Withrow House

 File — Box 1, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents

This file consists of a typescript one page essay about the history and origins of the Alexander-Withrow house. No date or listed author.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1995

Alexander-Withrow House, 1969-12-11

 File — Box 1, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents

This file consists of an article from the City, County State News of the Times entitled "Historic Foundation Buys Old Building in Lexington."

Dates: 1969-12-11

Alone Mill

 File — Box 1, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents

Folder includes a copy of a report of "Approval of Site, Plans, etc." for a school house at Alone Mill; a balance sheet by Alone Canning Co., and a photocopy of a pencil drawn map of Alone Mill. Also includes a lecture paper by Anne McClung, which includes many photos.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1609 - 2016

Anderson Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0001
Scope and Contents This collection contains items of the Anderson and Alexander families including correspondence dealing with legal business, family matters, and Lexington, Virginia affairs. Consists largely of the family correspondence of William Alexander Anderson, Francis T. Anderson, and Mary Anne Alexander Anderson; includes letters to and from Virginia Governor John Letcher, and two letters from Mildred Lee, daughter of Robert E. Lee. Other correspondents include William A. Glasgow, George Hutcheson...
Dates: 1755-1958

Anderson, William A., 1821-07-14

 File — RHS Collections #0060 - #0076, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents

This file contains a land grant for William A. Anderson for fifty five and a half acres of land in Rockbridge County along the South River. The file also includes a typescript document verifying the original land grant's validity, certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia's Land Office in Richmond, as well as a handrawn map of the area.

Dates: 1821-07-14

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0025
Scope and Contents This collection contains records of the association, such as meeting minutes, budget information, membership records, constitution and bylaws, as well as information about preservation easements and county mills, the organization's promotional materials, newsletter, publications, photographs, and a survey, by questionaire, of the portraits painted before 1914 that are owned and located in Rockbridge County and Lexington, Virginia. The survey was conducted under the auspices of the APVA....
Dates: 1971 - 2003

Barbara Cary Johnston Willard Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0325
Scope and Contents

The scrapbook is a genealogical compendium of the Welsh family of Rockbridge County, Virginia and their descendants and includes many family photographs and documents.

Dates: Inclusive 1800-2006

Barclay House, 1963-07-13

 File — Box 1, Folder: 19
Scope and Contents

This file consists of a research report relating to the Barclay House in Lexington. Information in the report was gathered during an archaelogical investigation at the Barclay House.

Dates: 1963-07-13

Belfield

 File — Box 1, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents

This file consists of a book about Belfield, detailing its origins and architectural features. Includes a floor plan, images of the interior of the house, and a map of where it is located on a map.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1995

Benjamin Borden Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0107
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one document, the original land grant to Benjamin Borden of a tract of land for settlement in what would become Rockbridge County.

Dates: 1739-11-06

Borden, 1933-03-23 - 1940-01-25

 File — RHS Collections #0060 - #0076, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents

This file contains two copies of E.P. Tompkins article on the Borden Grant, as well as a number of Lexington New Gazette articles on the same topic.

Dates: 1933-03-23 - 1940-01-25

Borden

 File — RHS Collections #0060 - #0076, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents

This file consists of a typescript manuscript of the Borden Grant article by E.P. Tompkins. Also includes a photo of an annotated map of the Borden Land grant. Also includes a list of settlers who recieved the first Borden deeds between 1741 and 1743.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1749 - 1985

Borden (Fragment)

 File — RHS Collections #0060 - #0076, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents

This file contains a fragment of a copy of the Borden Grant, as well as a photocopy of the fragment.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1749 - 1985

Cabins in Rockbridge County, 1982

 Item
Scope and Contents From the Record Group:

This record group contains papers and projects created by students as part of their coursework, such as honors theses and capstone papers.

Dates: 1982

Church Hill

 File — Box 1, Folder: 27
Scope and Contents

This file consists of a newspaper article on the Church Hill house.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1995

City Directory, 1932

 File — RHS Collection #0078, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents

This file consist of a Lexington city directory for businesses in 1932.

Dates: 1932

Clifton: Maury River House, 1992-04-27

 File — Box 1, Folder: 28
Scope and Contents

This file consists of a manuscript copy of "Clifton: Maury River House," written for the Ignorance Club in Lexington, Virginia by Elizabeth Harralson. The manuscript focuses on William Alexander, although it's historical analysis ranges back to Benjamin Borden. Includes historical and architectural descriptions and analysis of the title house.

Dates: 1992-04-27

Col Alto, 1952-07-27

 File — Box 1, Folder: 32
Scope and Contents

This file consists of a typescript essay on the history of visitors, architecture, and ownership of Col Alto, a Roanoke Times article on a lawn party held at Col Alto, a letter from Mrs. Gordon G. Heiner, Jr. to Don Bruce McClelland related to a murder near Col Alto, and a printed copy of a Hampton Inn's historical description of the building.

Dates: 1952-07-27

Construction Proposal and Engineer's Report for the North River Navigation Company

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0034
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an early 1850s contractor's proposal for the construction of dams, guards, and locks - numbers one through four, on the North River (now Maury River) in Rockbridge County, Virginia. It is a printed form with hand written details including a projected project completion date of 1857. The proposal is signed by canal contractor Benjamin J. Jordan, Rockbridge County, Va. The second item is a four page report and cost estimate on the potential for constructing one of...
Dates: 1852; 1850 - 1857

Correspondences, 1866 - 1868

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000008043], Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written by and to members of the Shields family.

Dates: 1866 - 1868