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Franklin Society and Library Company of Lexington (Lexington, Va.)


Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Bacon House

 File — Box 1, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents

This file consists of an article entitled "The 'Bacon House' History is Given," which describes the origin and family history of the residents of the Bacon House. No date, no author.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1995

Elisha Franklin Paxton Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0273
Scope and Contents The Elisha Franklin Paxton Papers are comprised primarily of the personal correspondences, business and military papers of Elisha F. Paxton between 1845 and 1863. The core of the personal letters are written from Paxton to his wife Elizabeth White Paxton during their courtship in the 1850s and during the American Civil War, 1861-1863, while he served as an officer in the Confederate States Army’s 27th Virginia Infantry, a member of the staff of General Stonewall Jackson, and general in...
Dates: Inclusive 1845-1897; Majority of material found within Bulk 1854-1863

Franklin Lafayette Riley Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0060
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence connected with the book Gen. Robert E. Lee After Appomattox edited by Dr. Riley; letters from Riley to his wife while he was with the American Expeditionary Force University in France in 1919; other correspondents include Edward Clifford Gordon, Mary Custis Lee and Jo Lane Stern. Also includes letters to his daughter (Frances Riley, later Frances Denton), her Daughters of the American Revolution card, and photographs and...
Dates: Inclusive 1897-1927

Franklin Society and Library Company of Lexington to Robert E. Lee, 1866-01-18

 Item — Box 7: [Barcode: 0000003981], Folder: 31

The Franklin Society and Library Company elected Lee has an honorary member. Signed by President of the Franklin Society, J. B. Dorman.

Dates: 1866-01-18

Franklin Society and Library Company Papers

Identifier: RHS-Coll-0017
Scope and Contents

This collection contains various papers of the Franklin Society and Library Company, including written histories of the society and an annual address by Henry Ruffner.

Dates: Inclusive 1838-1971

Franklin Society Archives

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0103
Scope and Contents

Includes membership records, officers' reports, business papers, subscription library records, minutes of the Society's meetings and debates. Includes receipts and letters expressing pleasure at being honored by the society. Receipt dated December 2, 1841 from Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson while he was a Virginia constable, which was later given to the Franklin Society.

Dates: 1801 - 1891

Letter from O.P. Baldwin to Franklin Society, Lexington, Virginia

 Collection — RHS Collections #0060 - #0076
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0073
Scope and Contents

This file contains a letter from O.P. Baldwin to the Franklin Society of Lexington detailing his availability and topics for a series of lectures in December of 1856. The letter includes information on pay, and has a list of four members of the Franklin Society. Letter addressed from Richmond.

Dates: 1856-11-20

Stonewall Jackson Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0041
Scope and Contents

This collection contains three letters. One, dated March 7, 1863 written in Caroline County, Va. to Col. Boteler gives Jackson's theories of recommending soldiers for promotion. A second, which is dated Mar. 11, 1854 from Lexington, Va. to E.H.J. McCampbell, concerns Jackson resigning from the Franklin Society and Library Company of Lexington. The third letter, dated June 7, 1858, to Prof. J.L. Campbell describes the operation of the Lexington Colored Sabbath School.

Dates: Inclusive 1854-1863

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Archival Object 3
Correspondence 4
Virginia -- Lexington 3
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) 1
Armies 1
Broadsides 1