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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 636 Collections and/or Records:

G. Raymond Womeldorf Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0530
Scope and Contents George (G.) Raymond Womeldorf was born in Lexington, Virginia in 1893 and raised on the family farm near east Lexington (Va.). He attended Washington and Lee University, graduating in 1917. During that year Womeldorf volunteered to join Washington and Lee University's ambulance unit, which would become U.S. Army Ambulance Service Section 534 and serve with distinction in France. During his deployment, Womeldorf was wounded in the right leg and gassed. He subsequently lost the leg just above...
Dates: 1917-1919

Letter from Alben Barkley to Roy Grimely

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0535
Scope and Contents

In this letter Alben Barkley responds to an invitation to the presentation of an album containing the first sheet of Washington and Lee University commemorative stamps. The typescript is signed by Barkley.

Dates: 1949-04-08

Collection on Cy Twombly

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0537
Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper and magazine articles about Cy Twombly's work and art exhibit brochures.

Dates: Inclusive 1990-2011

John Henry Boswell Jones ledger

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0538
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single ledger kept by John Henry Boswell Jones between 1891-1892. It was used to record business transactions for goods sold and purchased by local farmers and merchants. The ledger also lists the names and classes of the 28 students Jones taught during this time. Local names include McClung, Smiley, Riley, Wade, Wilson, McFadden, Ervine, Richie, Brooks, Martin, Terrell, Humphries, Jones, Hotinger, and Leaver.

Dates: 1891-1892

"The Battle Rainbow" Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0310
Scope and Contents

This broadside of the poem 'The Battle Rainbow' by John R. Thompson was printed for the June 1862 Southern Literary Messenger.

Dates: 1862

"To the People of Rockbridge" Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0311
Scope and Contents This broadside by the Valley Railroad titled 'To the People of Rockbridge' outlines funding for the railroad to be built through the county. It asks the people of Rockbridge to help finance the railroad by buying stock in it. It makes the argument that the county's prosperity depends on the railroad. It says students at Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute should no longer be expected to walk through the mire to travel to and from their families and that the...
Dates: 1871

"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

"Home School for Young Boys" Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0340
Scope and Contents

This broadside titled 'Home School for Young Boys, Grace Church Rectory, Lexington, Va.' by Reverend William Nelson Pendleton and Mrs. General Edwin G. Lee, who was his widowed daughter, provides information about the upcoming semester at their school.

Dates: circa 1870

Libby and Floyd D. Gottwald Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0541
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence between Libby and Floyd Gottwald and several faculty and staff of Washington and Lee University. Topics include the university's finances, initiatives, and events.

Dates: Inclusive 1983-1995

Marvin Lewis Daves Fraternity Initiate Certificate

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0580
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a certificate initiating Washington and Lee University student Martin Lewis Daves into Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity.

Dates: 1946-11-28

Colonel Charles A. Davidson Memorial Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0581
Scope and Contents

This broadside, which contains a tribute to the memory of Colonel Charles A. Davidson, was originally written for the Lexington Gazette.

Dates: 1879-03-14

James D. Davidson Poetry Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0582
Scope and Contents

This broadside is an emotional expression written by James Davidson in 1829 and 1830 while an 'Old Field School Master' in Botetourt County. It was later published in the Virginia Gazette.

Dates: 1871-05-12

John William Devine, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0583
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a 1929 coaching certificate signed by Knute Rockne and Walter Meanwell, a group photo on the Doremus Gym steps dated 1931, and a 1931 Finals Dance Program.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1929 - 1931

Douglass Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0584
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two invitations to Balls at the Natural Bridge and an 1841 invitation from the Society of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute to attend the celebration of their entrance into their new hall. They are addressed to Nancy and Frances Douglass of Fancy Hill, Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Dates: c. 1841, 1847, and undated

Tony Conway Memorial Program

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0585
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two programs for the memorial service, which was held at V.M.I.'s Jackson Memorial Hall on March 6, 2015. The program includes images of Tony and his family.

Dates: 2015-03-06

Collection about John W. Elrod

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0586
Scope and Contents This collection contains articles on John Elrod's inauguration as president of Washington and Lee University; articles on his death; a program from the Service of Witness to the Resurrection and in Celebration of the Life of John William Elrod in Lee Chapel on July 19, 2001; a program from In Memoriam John William Elrod in Lee Chapel on September 13, 2001; and a letter from his wife, Mimi Elrod, to the Leyburn Library staff dated August 10, 2001 thanking them for their words of sympathy,...
Dates: 1995 - 2001

Claude N. Feamster Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0587
Scope and Contents This collection contains typescripts of reference letters concerning Feamster while he was a student at Washington and Lee University, and then a teacher at Lee Military Academy in Lewisburg West Virginia, Seven Islands School in Arvonia, Virginia, Summerville Normal School in Summerville, West Virginia, Church High School for Boys in Salisbury, North Carolina, and Gordonsville Female College in Gordonsville, Virginia. It also contains signed copies of two of Feamster's French exams dated...
Dates: 1895, n.d.

E. Dean Finney Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0588
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two letters written by Washington and Lee University student E. Dean Finney to his mother on December 8 and 11, 1941. He writes about the bombings at Pearl Harbor and how he expects many students will enlist in the military soon.

Dates: 1941-12-08 - 1941-12-11

Roger Fritchie Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0589
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a Western Union telegram to Miss Jean Patterson of Lynchburg, Virginia on April 8, 1946 and a 1946 Washington and Lee Cotillion Club, Pi Alpha Nu formal dance ticket from April 13, 1946.

Dates: 1946-04-08 - 1946-04-13

Broadside on the death of James A. Garfield

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0590
Scope and Contents

This broadside from Calvin Morgan Dold, mayor of Lexington, Virginia, gives notice of President Garfield's death on September 20, 1881. He says businesses will be suspended for the day and instructs citizens to come to Lexington Presbyterian Church for religious services.

Dates: 1881-09-20

Check for Washington and Lee University Endowment

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0592
Scope and Contents

One check written to the Bank of Lexington, Virginia by General Randall Lee Gibson for his $25.00 donation to the Washington and Lee University endowment on April 1, 1878.

Dates: 1878-10-1

John Marshall Report Card

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0593
Scope and Contents

This is an early Washington and Lee University report card, dated March 1871, which reports on John W. Marshall, who was a member of the class of 1874.

Dates: 1871-03

Edith Bolling Wilson Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0594
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two letters, with envelopes, from First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson, wife of Woodrow Wilson, to Mrs. Frank P. Gaines (wife of President of Washington and Lee University).

Dates: 1950-01-22 - 1950-04-27

George B. Larrick & Co. Business Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0595
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 12 pieces of correspondence from various sources to George B. Larrick, a Lexington, Virginia merchant.

Dates: 1873 - 1880

Department of Law and Equity Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0596
Scope and Contents

This broadside from the Department of Law and Equity is dated August 1, 1870. It was published in Lexington, Virginia.

Dates: 1870-08-01