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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 636 Collections and/or Records:

S. T. Burke Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0597
Scope and Contents

This four page letter from S. T. Burke (could be R. T.) to Elliotte Porter is dated April 20, 1838.

Dates: 1838-04-20

Joseph McClung Receipt of Sale

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0598
Scope and Contents

This receipt of sale for two slaves owned by Joseph McClung, one named Annie and the other named Bob, is dated November 30, 1802.

Dates: 1802-11-30

Matthew W. Paxton Autograph Book

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0599
Scope and Contents

This one, small, green book contains autographs of schoolmates, belonging to Matthew W. Paxton, who was a member of the Washington and Lee University Class of 1876. There are also xerox copies of commencement fliers and other items used to identify other subjects in the book.

Dates: 1873 - 1876

Robert Holt Salisbury Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0600
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy of 'College Days' printed on plain copier paper, a letter from John P. Heinz, Research Professor with the American Bart Foundation, a Curriculam Vitae from Robert Salisbury, and other information found online and then printed.

Dates: ca. 2008

Jacob H. Shaner Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0601
Scope and Contents

This letter from John H. Shaner details looting by an army, the identity of which is unknown, during the American Civil War. At time of writing, Shaner was posted to Monterey, in Highland County, Virginia.

Dates: 1861 - 1862

Sarah Custis Poulson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0602
Scope and Contents

This letter from Sarah Custis Poulson to the Honorable, Harry St. George Tucker, IV is dated April 27, 1920 and written from Lexington, Virginia. There is also an envelope and transcription.

Dates: 1920-04-27

Beverly Tucker Lacy Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0603
Scope and Contents

This collection contains one letter from Beverly Tucker Lacy and two hand-written, rough transcriptions of the letter.

Dates: 1857-01-07

Samuel M. Engelhardt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0604
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 10 photos of an unidentified archaeological dig, two photographs of Washington and Lee University students, one photograph of the Lexington Passenger Train Station, two fraternity letters from Phi Kappa Alpha, and a Washington and Lee University English exam on Charles Dickens dated 1907-1908.

Dates: 1907 - 1909

Lavesia Public School Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0605
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a printed card with an American flag motif at the top and a list of the closing excercises of the Lavesia School of East Lexington, Virginia on March 29, 1892.

Dates: 1892

Patrick Hinely Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0402
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials about the work of Washington and Lee University's University Photographer Patrick Hinely. Includes materials from three exhibits: two about Jazz musicians, one in Staniar Gallery and one at the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt in Germany, Europe's largest Jazz related research institution, the third about Rockbridge County. There are also several news articles from the Alumni Magazine and two other publications.

Dates: Inclusive 1973-2015

Myrtle Davis Sheet Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0606
Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies of sheet music and lyrics to a song written about Goshen Pass, Virginia. The song was copyrighted by Myrtle Davis in 1911.

Dates: 1911

John M. Ruff Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0607
Scope and Contents

This letter is from John M. Ruff to his cousin John M. Martin.

Dates: 1844-11-11

Fortnightly Club Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0671

John Thomas Gregory Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0610
Scope and Contents

This collection contains biographical information and correspondence about John Thomas Gregory, of the 3rd Arkansas Infantry, Confederate States America, who was credited with saving Robert E. Lee's life at the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864.

Dates: 1897 - 1993

Collection about John Alexander Graham

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0611
Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper clippings, memorial programs, and biographical sketches relating to the life of and memorialization of John Alexander Graham.

Dates: 1947

Reuben Grigsby Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0612
Scope and Contents

This collection contains one manuscript about Reuben Grigsby and the Grigsby family.

Dates: 1840 - 1863

Guest Register from the Estate Belfield

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0542
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the guest book of Belfield in Lexington, Virginia, which was the residence of former Washington & Lee University Dean of Students Frank J. Gilliam and his wife Louise. The guestbook is an original leather bound volume of Shakespeare, published in 1778, which has had one hundred and twenty original pages replaced with a like number of blank pages titled 'Guests at Belfield.' Guest signatures begin in 1931 and end in 1976. Approximately seventy-five pages of the...
Dates: Date of original book, 1778; Date of guestbook inscriptions, 1931-1976

Sorrells Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0609
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two letters from the Sorrells family during the Vietnam War era and a note from Linda Hofmann from Facilities Management.

Dates: 1962-09-28 - 1962-11-02

Dickinson Family Financial Records Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0579
Scope and Contents

This collection contains ledgers, time books, check books, and other papers relating to the People's Bank of Buena Vista, Virginia and Dickinson Firebrick Company of Buena Vista, Virginia.

Dates: 1900 - 1948

Collection about Marion Montague Junkin

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0613
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a memorial volume and papers relating to Junkin and his works. Specifically there is a typescript concerning Marion Junkin's mural, The Struggle for Intellectual Freedom and a program for an exhibit of Junkin's work held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 1939.

Dates: 1939 - 1979

Plat Map and Land Survey by William Paxton for James Willson

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0544
Scope and Contents

A survey and small map, dated 1818, of 115 acres of land in Rockbridge County, Virginia, which belonged to James Willson. The survey includes the names William Cunningham, Jonathan Poague, Rueben Grigsby, and Thomas McFarland, whose lands border the Willson property. The North Fork of the James River and Mill Creek are also mentioned in the survey.

Dates: 1818

Washington and Lee Dance Cards Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0526
Scope and Contents

This collection contains dance cards from various dances held at Washington and Lee University.

Dates: Inclusive 1886-1923

Oral History Interview of Hal Myers, Sr. by Margaret Gillmer Myers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0546
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of an audio cd and typed transcription of an oral history interview of Hal Myers. Sr., by Margaret G. Myers in 1972. Mr. Myers, born in 1898, was a retired merchant and postmaster from Forks of Buffalo, Amherst County, Virginia.

Dates: 1972-10-07

William Poindexter Moore, Jr. collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0026
Scope and Contents This collection primarily includes correspondence written between 1791-1913 to different ancestors of William Poindexter Moore. The letters written to Andrew Reid by his son-in-law, Andrew Moore, provide insight into what was happening in the United States during Moore's time in Congress. His November 26, 1791 letter mentions concern for Western troops at the hands of Indigenous populations, some of whom were receiving goods imported by the British West Indies. His letter dated...
Dates: 1779-1913