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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 637 Collections and/or Records:

Douglas MacLeod Virginia Canal History Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0404
Scope and Contents

Secondary sources compiled by historian Doug Macleod on the history of Virginia canals and river navigation with a focus on the James River from Lynchburg, Va. and west. The collection includes three binders compiled of early newspaper article scans mentioning canal development. Also included are eight 20th century magazines related to or including information on canal history.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1950 - 2012

Shields Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0622
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of the Shields family from 1832-1990 including business documents, family genealogy notes, correspondence, photographs, and William R. Shields poetry.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1832 - 1990

List of White Voters for the 10th District of Virginia

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0020
Content Description This collection consists of one bound manuscript volume which contains a list of all white voters of the 10th District of Virginia compiled and revised by U.S. Representative from Virginia Henry St. George Tucker, III and dated February 1, 1889. There are later undated revisions made to the original list.The list includes the names of white males of voting age with a U. S. Post Office address in the Virginia counties of Allegheny, Appomattox, Augusta, Bath, Cumberland, Fluvanna,...
Dates: 1889 February 1

Effinger School Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0523
Scope and Contents

The Effinger School collection consists of the compiled research of Clinton Lee Anderson and Henry A. Hatcher, co-authors of "Celebrate Effinger, 1922-2010" their published history of the Effinger School in the Collierstown vicinity of Rockbridge County, Virginia. Included within the collection are various records, publications, printed matter from the school, school newspapers, alumni records, photographs, and general history of the school.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1909 - 2011

Charles A. Graves Academic Certificate

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0657
Content Description

A single parchment academic certificate signifying completion in the course of Latin for Washington College student Charles A. Graves, dated June 1868, and signed by Professor C.J. Harris and Washington College president Robert E. Lee.

Dates: 1868-06-18

Fix Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0630
Dates: Majority of material found within 1830 - 1924

Mark Byrn Davis, Jr. Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0631
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondences between Mark Byrn Davis, Jr. and other Washington and Lee University alumni and related figures concerning the potential decision to institute co-education at Washington and Lee in 1984.

Dates: 1984

First Baptist Church Receipt Book

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0632
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of color scans of a ledger belonging to the First Baptist Church of Lexington, Virginia, presumably used to document donations given to the church from 1890 to 1907. Of note is the list of then-parishoners accompanying the donations.

Dates: 1890 - 1907

George William Bagby Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0634
Scope and Contents

Broadside of Dr. Bagby's lecture on Bacon and Greens: Or, the native Virginian; 1 sheet, 11 6/16 x 11 3/4 inches, Gary & Clemmitt Printers.

Dates: 1858 - 1866

City Manger's Report on Lexington, Virginia Downtown Restoration Project

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0636
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the report submitted to the Virginia Municipal League by Lexington City Manager John Doane in April of 1978 concerning the restoration of the city's central business district. The report contains before-and-after photographs by Tom Bradshaw and the signature of the late Mayor Charles F. Phillips.

Dates: 1978-04-27

Marshall Fishwick Research Collection on Michael Miley

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0637
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of research material compiled by Dr. Marshall W. Fishwick on Michael Miley and his developments in color photography. Items of interest include Fishwick's article on Miley published in American Quarterly, a 1904 cabinet card of Michael Miley by his son, Henry, three cabinet cards of the early interior of Lee Chapel, the Colonnade, and VMI's front gates, correspondences between Henry Miley and Fishwick, and copies of several original Miley photographs.

Dates: 1879 - 1951

Horace Whaley Phillips Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0618
Content Description

A scrapbook compiled by Washington and Lee University student Horace Whaley Phillips, of Suffolk, Virginia (WLU class of 1908)during his studetn years. It is made from a 1902 Mary Baldwin College yearbook, "The Blue Stocking," and includes pasted in photographs, newspaper clippings, school and Lexington, Va. related ephemera, and more. Further subjects include, Stonewall Brigade Band, C&O Railroad, W&L President George H. Denny, athletics, W&L student body.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1904 - 1908

Wilson, Whitmore, and Firebaugh Letters

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0638
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three letters dating to the American Civil War era. The first two were written by Captain Jacob J. Whitmore to William A. Wilson on matters of business. In them, Whitmore discusses the effect of the war on his ability to conduct business and the movement of his regiment from Alleghany mountain. The third letter is unrelated and written by an unknown author to her friend Lizzie Firebaugh. This letter discusses family matters and the status of several male relatives...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864

Robert J. Bell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0639
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two sets of handwritten notes on debates hosted at Washington and Lee, likely by way of the Graham Philanthropic Society, written by Robert John Bell during his time as a student at the University. The first debate centers on the effect of the construction of railroads in the South by "Northern Capitalists" (sic.), while the second one follows the state of education in the South after the American Civil War, particularly in regards to race relations and public...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1869 - 1873

Jefferson Davis Futch, III collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0495
Scope and Contents

This collection contains WLU alumnus Michael Barr's collection of letters and recorded lectures of WLU Professor Jefferson Davis Futch, III. It also contains an undated audiorecording of WLU alumnus, Dr. Ward W. Briggs remarks about James Graham Leyburn. Briggs'remarks were likely given at an alumni event on the subject of liberal arts education and Greek philosophy.

Dates: 2003 - 2014

Andrew Hollinger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll.-0481
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of eight bound diaries written by Andrew Hollinger and addressed to "The Team;" one binder of typed original poetry; and eight folders containing correspondences, materials related to Washington and Lee University, the ROTC Program, and Psi Upsilon fraternity, and a number of Hollinger's financial papers.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1969 - 1977

Richard Weaver Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0219
Content Description

Materials collected by WLU alumnus Richard Weaver, '96, pertaining to Washington and Lee University. Items include a WLU 1908 Sophomore Cotillion program, WLU 1914 Finals program, a WLU Bulletin titled, "The Tucker Hall Fire and Plans for the New Law Building," a WLU Bulletin titled, An address Delivered by Rev. L. W. Irwin, D.D., in Lee Chapel, Washington and Lee University, june 7, 1926, and a photograph of Jean Marie Lorton who led the WLU Final Ball in 1914.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1908 - 1935

Francis Baldwin Crawford Collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35101013592683], Folder: 1-6
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0564

Henry Ruffner Letter to Thomas Aspinwall

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0654
Scope and Contents

A letter of introduction for former Washington College Professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry Joseph W. Farnum penned by Washington College (Va.) president Henry Ruffner to American Consul to London, England, Col. Thomas Aspinwall. Ruffner asks that Aspinwall assist in connecting Farnum with those of "scientific society and institutions" in the vicinity of London, England.

Dates: 1835-03-28

James R. Branch Letter to the Lexington, Va. Partnership of "Bacon and Lewis"

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0655
Scope and Contents A letter written by merchant, banker, and politician James Read Branch of Richmond, Va. to the grocery and dry goods partnership of Bacon and Lewis in Lexington, Va. regarding a shipment by packet boat of shoe blacking.Also included from the State Historical Society Wisconsin, McCormick Collection, Bacon and Lewis Papers, the following: hand written notes from index at front of volume 3, concerning the Moore family, 1851 and January through March 1853, because could not be...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1851-06-18 - 1868-05-08

Venable Family Collection

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0656
Scope and Contents The Venable Family Collection consists of two postcards written from Andrew Reid Venable to his son Edgar W. Venable in 1886, a privately published pamphlet titled "Do - Well - Home of William Morton Watkins and Elizabeth Venable Watkins and their children" the pamphlet concerns the Watkins family home "Do-Well," located in Charlotte County, Virginia and family genealogy. An original photograph of the home is pasted onto the cover. Also included in the collection is a copy of Vol. 32, No. 3...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1886 - 1942

Washington and Lee University and Regional Virginia History Research Collection

 Collection — Box 1, Box: 1-21
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0668
Dates: Majority of material found within 1609 - 2016

R.E. Lee Memorial Church Collection

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0658
Scope and Contents A one page letter from Mary Randolph Custis Lee to Mrs. Appich, likely Mary E. Appich of Fairfax, Virginia, thanking her for previous letters and offering a photograph of Robert E. Lee. The letter is accompanied by an albumen cabinet-sized photograph of Robert E. Lee likely by photographer Michael Miley of Lexington, Va. The photograph includes an attached clipped R.E. Lee signature. The reverse of the photograph is inscribed to Mrs. Appich from Mrs. Lee and dated June 12, 1873. Also...
Dates: Letter; Majority of material found within Photograph

Jonathan William Harpine Letter to Unknown Newspaper Editor

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0659
Content Description An undated typescript copy of a two page letter written by Reverend Jonathan W. Harpine to the editor of an unknown newpaper, perhaps the Lexington (Va.) News Gazette, opposing the proposed plan to rebuild the Lee Chapel on the campus of Washington and Lee University. The letter likely dates to 1920s during the tenure of Washington and Lee University president Henry Louis Smith who, along with the national chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), was a proponent of the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1920 - 1929