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Turner, Charles W. (Charles Wilson)



Charles Wilson Turner was a history professor at Washington and Lee University (1946-1982) and a member of the university's Emeritus Faculty (1982-1999).


B.A., University of Richmond, 1937; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1946. Instructor of history, W&L, 1946; assistant professor, W&L, 1948; associate professor, W&L, 1953; professor, W&L, 1958; professor emeritus, W&L, 1982-1999.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

"A Straw in the Wind: Some Days of My Years" by Charles Turner, 1983

 File — Box 6: [Barcode: 0000005501], Folder: 133
Scope and Contents

This file contains a copy of Charles Wilson Turner's 1983 memoir entitled "A Straw in the Wind: Some Days of My Years" with a signature and note from the author addressed to Mrs. C. Wood. The enscription reads as follows "To Mrs. C. Wood, who was so kind to me. Sincerely, Charles W. Turner. The man I gave 'old memories' to for history."

Dates: 1983

Barclay Family, 1997

 File — Box 2, Folder: 17
Scope and Contents

Narrative titled "Aunt Elizabeth Remembers;" interview with retired Washington and Lee professor, Charles Turner.

Dates: 1997

Brown Family

 File — Box 1, Folder: 17
Scope and Contents

This folder contains information about the Brown family plot and vault in Woodland Cemetery, including photocopied photographs. Also enclosed is correspondence between George T. Brown, Jr. and the Rockbridge Historical Society concerning data on the Brown and Kirkham families.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1700 - 1960

Charles Wilson Turner Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0322
Scope and Contents

Includes genealogical inquiries to Turner, postcards, and religious items.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1992; Date of "K. N. Peppers" by Jacques Maurice

Rockbridge Historical Society Collection

Identifier: RHS-Coll-0009
Scope and Contents This collection consists of various records, such as meeting minutes, papers, and other printed materials, such as newspaper clippings. It contains several copies of a pamphlet of bicentennial historic dates that occured within Rockbridge County and the city of Lexington as compiled by Rockbridge Historical Society president Charles W. Turner. It also contains a typescript from 1956, entitled The River Crossing at Jordan's Point by Martha Ann Spencer, that was submitted to the society's...
Dates: Inclusive 1939-1978 Approximate

Swopes Saw Mill, 1979-12-31

 File — RHS Collections #0083 - #0087, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents

This file contains a photo negative of Swope's Saw Mill, as well as a letter from Fred Swope to Charles W. Turner.

Dates: 1979-12-31

Turner, Charles

 File — Box 12: Series Q-V, Folder: 310
Identifier: Q-V
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a pamphlet for the memorial service of Charles Turner, held at Washinton and Lee University and dated October 9th, 1999. The folder also includes a commemorative "Five Star General" ribbon, likely from the ceremony.

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Virginia's Green Revolution - Research collection

Identifier: RHS-Coll
Scope and Contents

This collection contains research materials compiled by Charles W. Turner for his book Virginia's Green Revolution.

Dates: 1834 - 1942; Majority of material found within 1830 - 1890

Additional filters:

Archival Object 7
Collection 3
Agricultural education -- Societies, etc. 1
Agriculture 1
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
Correspondence 1
Genealogy 1