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Correspondence

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 360 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel T. Balfour Alumni Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0370
Scope and Contents

This collection ncludes correspondence with various Washington and Lee University officials (Sessoms, Hotchkiss, Parsons and Wilson); other alumni concerning Washington and Lee University Admissions, athletics, fund raising, college history, the Washington Society, the 250th observance at Washington and Lee University; the minutes of the Alumni Board of Directors; course book from 1998 alumni college titled Older than America: an oral history of Washington and Lee.

Dates: Inclusive 1974-1998

David Ballenger Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0531
Scope and Contents

Typescripts of letters from and to Ballenger.

Dates: Inclusive 1858-1888

David Embry Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0225
Scope and Contents

The letters in this collection were written by Dean Robert Henry Tucker to Mrs. David Embry who was inquiring about her husband's degree from Washington and Lee University. David Embry received his diploma, dated July 28, 1944, and graduated with honors. At the time of the letters he was serving in the Navy.

Dates: 1944

David Flavel Jamison papers

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-10
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0056
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence while Jamison was Secretary of War of South Carolina, 1861; scattered letters and papers pertaining to the South Carolina Secession Convention of which he was president, and papers related to his tenure as presiding judge of the military court of Gen. Beauregard's Corps, 1862-1864. Robert Woodward Barnwell and Lawrence Massillon Keitt are among the correspondents.

Dates: Inclusive 1860-1864

David Lawrence Hopkins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0279
Scope and Contents

The papers of Captain David L. Hopkins, include 12 letters to his wife, Lou, all but one from his post in Lynchburg, Virginia, concerning their Lexington, Virginia farm, food supplies, mutual acquaintances, and occasionally the war, in particular the Battle of Lynchburg as well as several other family letters and Confederate money.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1865

Davidson Family Papers

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-19
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0113
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers of Lexington, Virginia lawyer James D. Davidson and his daughter Mary Davidson and includes some correspondence, manuscript and printed poems of James D.Davidson, clippings, and some miscellaneaous papers from the family. James Davidson's printed and handwritten writings in the collection were compiled for his book "A Curiosity in the Chancery and Rhyme and Prose," (N.D., but likely 1876-81). The collection contains detailed genealogy of the Davidson,...
Dates: 1830 - 1915

Dillon Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0105
Scope and Contents This collection contains the family and personal correspondence (1806-1897), business correspondence, deeds, legal papers, account books (1849-1862) of Dr. Alexander S. Dillon (1813-1870), and family Bible along with ledgers and employee time books of various Dillon limestone companies, especially Edward Dillon and Co. in Botetourt County. Correspondents include Dr. Alexander S. Dillon (1813-1870), Edward Dillon (1835-1897), Edward Davis Dillon (1766-1818), Fanny Polk Dillon, and Patrick...
Dates: 1805 - 1944

Dorothy Thompson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0202
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of papers showing that Ms. Thompson was seeking the approval of a few people to use their names on a petition to Senator Alben Barkley to protest filibuster tactics in order to allow the lend-lease bill to be passed.

Dates: 1941

Douglas Southall Freeman Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0368
Scope and Contents

This collection contains typed letters dated July 14, 1934 and July 25, 1936 to Miss Helen Webster of Sunnyside, Lexington, Virginia.

Dates: Inclusive 1934-1936

Dr. Sidney Isenberg Collection on Carson McCullers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0097
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 67 items collected by Dr. Sidney Isenberg, a member of the Class of 1942, Washington and Lee University, from his friendship with Carson McCullers, including letters to him from McCullers, from other people about her, an inscribed poem, and memorabilia.

Dates: Inclusive 1948-1971

Duncan G. Groner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0195
Scope and Contents

This collection includes three booklets entitled: International conciliation, dated January 1936; After defense - what?, dated 1941; and Dollars for democracy, not dated. There is also a ten-page story entitled 'The committee to defend America by aiding the Allies'. Additionally, there are various letters and telegrams.

Dates: Inclusive 1936-1942

Duncan Green Campbell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0063
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence concerning Campbell's negotations (1824-1825) as commissioner to the Creek Indians; a transcript of the proceedings and subsequent treaty of agreement relating to the removal of the Indians to points west of the Mississippi River; land deed of Archibald Campbell (d. 1820); and Campbell family genealogy.

Dates: 1789 - 1825

Dunlap Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0245
Scope and Contents Papers contain information about Dunlap's family members, especially Madison Dunlap (1808-1883) of Kerr's Creek and his son, John Matthew Dunlap, a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 1857 who was killed at at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. The collection includes compositions that John Matthew Dunlap wrote for Professor J. J. White in 1856-1857, transcripts of letters he wrote while serving in the Confederate Army, and letters concerning his death. The collection also includes the...
Dates: Inclusive 1830-1878

E. Steadman Financial Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0226
Scope and Contents

This collection of correspondence relating to business also includes business receipts. Specific places mentioned in the correspondence include Saltville, Virginia and Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1865

Earl L. Valentine, Sr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0405
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of various papers related to Earl L. Valentine, Sr., an alumnus of Washington and Lee University's law school and later a local lawyer. The papers include various correspondences, genealogical material, assorted photographs, miscellaneous programs and announcements, and material concerning Valentine's wife, Lucille Wilson.

Dates: 1940 - 1971

Ebenezer Mitchell Walden Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0472
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three letters written by E. M. Walden from various Confederate States of America camps (near Wilmington, NC; Kinston, NC; and Richmond, VA) to his sister. He provides her with updates on CSA military activities and mentions General Sherman's raid in Georgia. The letters are dated June 13, 1863, Dec. 3, 1864, and Jan. 20, 1865.

Dates: Inclusive 1863-1865

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0184
Scope and Contents

These autographed and signed letters are from Mrs. Wilson to Washington and Lee President Francis P. Gaines and his wife, Sadie duVergne Gaines. Included is an invitation and seating arrangement for a luncheon given by Mrs. Wilson for First Lady Jackie Kennedy. The letters show the close friendship between Mrs. Wilson and the Gaines family. The collection also includes a photograph of Edith Wilson.

Dates: Inclusive 1951-1961

Edmondson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0251
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters and receipts of Colonel James Kerr Edmondson, a Lexington, Virginia lawyer, judge and mayor, and of his wife, Emily Jane Taylor Edmondson. Also included are Edmondson's letters to his wife during the Civil War, while he was an officer in the Stonewall Brigade. Their are some items from their relations, the Monroes and Penicks of Lexington.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1904

Edmund Charles Blunden Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0475
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two autographed signed letters from Edmund Charles Blunden to Trevor Leigh-Hunt. They were written during his tenure at Oxford and are on stationery from Merton College at Oxford University.

Dates: Inclusive 1934-1935

Edson J. Harkness Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0119
Scope and Contents

This collection includes family correspondence (1827-1846), letters (1862-1864) written by Harkness while serving in the Civil War, commissions and court martial documents, and muster rolls (1863-1865).

Dates: Inclusive 1827-1865

Edward B. Hamer Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0353
Scope and Contents

This collection contains three letters: one signed from Jean-Paul Sartre dated February 2, 1965; one undated autographed letter signed from Simone de Beauvoir to Hamer regarding the Washington and Lee University Glasgow Endowment lecture series; and one copy of Hamer's letter dated November 11, 1973 to Simone de Beauvoir inviting her to provide a Glasgow Endowment lecture.

Dates: Inclusive 1965-1973

Edward Ferguson Devol Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0240
Scope and Contents

These papers include an account of his student life at Washington and Lee University from 1940-1943, which mentions faculty members Fitzgerald Flournoy and Lawrence E. Watkin. There are also letters to his parents, documents, poetry and essays about his service in World War II, primarily in the European theater.

Dates: Inclusive 1940-1946

Edward Graham Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0031
Scope and Contents

Letter [183-] from 'a citizen' [Edward Graham] extolling the military worth of students. In addition, a document, dated July 5, 1822, which is signed by John Quincy Adams, stipulating what government documents Washington College will receive.

Dates: Inclusive 1822-183?

Edward Virginius Valentine Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0300
Scope and Contents

This typescript signed letter from Edward Virginius Valentine to Mrs. R. L. Walton on November 28, 1922 concerns the personal contacts he had with Robert E. Lee and sculptures he made, including the recumbent statue of Lee in Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University.

Dates: 1922

Edwin A. Pratt Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0479
Scope and Contents

This collection contains one original letter dated Oct 28, 1880 and a photocopy of a letter dated September 1, 1880. Both letters are from Edwin A. Pratt to Emma Earle Chenault, who was the first woman doctor to practice medicine independently in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Pratt wrote the original letter while he was a student at Washington and Lee University and it describes campus and town life.

Dates: 1880