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Washington College. Graham Philanthropic Society



  • Existence: 1809 - 1870


The Graham Philanthropic Society was a literary and debating society founded in 1809 at Washington College (later Washington and Lee University). The name changed to Graham-Lee Society around 1871. Membership declined greatly after World War I.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Graham Philanthropic Society Records

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0149
Scope and Contents

This collection contains minute books, roll books, treasurer's books (chiefly from before 1917), library books (1840-1868), and constitutions of the student society, including accounts of debates on current political and social questions and records of student library use.

Dates: 1809 - 1942

Graham Philanthropic Society to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-16

 Item — Box 7: [Barcode: 0000003981], Folder: 11

Robert N. Pendleton and J. Preston Cocke, students of Washington College, wrote to Robert E. Lee on behalf of the college's Graham Philanthropic Society to inform him that he had been elected an honorary member.

Dates: 1865-10-16