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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 637 Collections and/or Records:

Edward L. Moreland and Robert W. Dickey Correspondence with accompanying photograph of an early X-Ray

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0661
Content Description This collection includes one letter written by Dean Edward L. Moreland of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Dr. Robert W. Dickey of the Physics Dept. at Washington and Lee University dated October 28, 1946. The letter describes an accompanying albumen cabinet photograph of a foot X-Ray. The image, taken by photographer Michael Miley of Lexington, Virginia, shows the foot bones of Elizabeth "Lily" Carter Coles and a needle that had lodged within it. The X-Ray was performed by...
Dates: Correspondences; Photograph

Robert W. Hilton, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0662
Content Description

Eleven papers written by Washington and Lee University alumnus Robert W. Hilton, Jr. (Class of 1939) and read to the Literary Club of Cincinnati, Ohio between 1973 and 1999.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1973 - 1999

Kathleen E. Bruce to William A. Anderson Letter

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 12
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0663
Content Description A Christmas card from historian Kathleen E. Bruce to her uncle William A. Anderson of Lexington, Virginia, postmarked December 25, 1928, announcing a forthcoming publication,"Rise of the Iron Industry in Virginia." The title of the book became "Virginia Iron Manufacture in the Slave Era," and was published in 1930. Kathleen Bruce was teaching history at the College of William and Mary in 1928. She was the granddaughter of Joseph Reid Anderson, former Confederate general and owner of the...
Dates: 1928-12-25

Essay, "Colored People in Buffalo District, 1890 - 1957"

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0664
Content Description This collection is comprised of an eight page typescript essay titled "Colored People in Buffalo District, 1890 - 1957" by Estelle V. Anderson. The essay was written in 1973 and details African American schools, churches, and families of the Buffalo District of southwest Rockbridge County, Va., one of six former magisterial districts which included such communities and locales as Collierstown, Bolivar Mills or Murat, North and South Buffalo, Black's Creek, and Kyger's Hill. The essay...
Dates: Essay; Other: Majority of material found within Time frame of coverage of essay

James Walter Whitehead, Sr. Memorial Program

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0666
Scope and Contents

This item is a program from the memorial service for James Walter Whitehead, Sr., which was held on September 26, 2015 in Lee Chapel on the Washington and Lee University campus.

Dates: 2016-09-26

Minor Lee Rogers Memorial Program

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 14
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0665
Scope and Contents

This item is a program for the memorial service for Minor Lee Rogers, which was held on September 16, 1991.

Dates: 1991-09-16

James G. Leyburn Class Lecture

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0136
Scope and Contents

This collection is an audiorecording of a class lecture given by James G. Leyburn to his Communications 202 class on May 18, 1966. Professor Leyburn talks about rhetoric and southern American writers, specifically women writers.

Dates: 1966-05-18

20th Century Political Pins and Richard Nixon Campaign Poster

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 16
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0667
Dates: Majority of material found within 1950 - 1972; Nixon campaign poster

John A. Washington Family History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0329
Content Description

The John A. Washington Family History Collection contains genealogic records of the American descendants of 17th century English emigrants Lawrence and John Washington, founders of one of Virginia's most illustrious families.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1880 - 2016

Schoenbrun Collection of Virginia Historical Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0394
Scope and Contents This collection includes individual or small collections of letters to the Custis, Lee, Davidson, McDowell, Reid, and Hale families. Subjects include the Custis family involvement in the American Colonization Society, John Brown's Raid as recounted by V.M.I. cadet Charles A. Davidson of Lexington, Va., Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee's life, Lee family genealogy, Anne Lee Marshall's death, the Markoe family of Baltimore, Md.,Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington College (Va.) history including a...
Dates: 1813-1895

Robert E. Lee to Louisa Washington letters

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-7
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0669
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of six letters written from Robert E. Lee to Louisa Washington between September 1861 and December 1868. Louisa Washington was the eldest child of John Augustine Washington, III of Fauquier County, Va., the last Washington family descendant and private individual to own the Washington family estate Mount Vernon. A key subject of select letters is Colonel John A. Washington’s death on September 13, 1861 while serving on the staff of General Robert E. Lee as...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861 - 1868

William Thornton Owen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0673
Content Description The William Thornton Owen Papers consists of a three page letter written by Owen to his father, Robert E. Owen, dated September 24, 1855 on his experiences as a new student at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia. The letter initially details his trip to the school from his home in Halifax County, Virginia, via Richmond, Waynesboro, Staunton, then Lexington, Va. by rail and stage. Also included is Owen's autograph album dated February 29, 1856 which is prolifically inscribed by friends...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1855 - 1856

J.W. Brown and Company Ledgers

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 0-4
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0674
Content Description Four account books for the J.W. Brown's blacksmith and horseshoing shop known as "J.W. Brown & Company Blacksmithing" of Lexington, Virginia. The account books date from 1902 - 1914. According to a Lexington Gazette advertisement in 1911, the blacksmith shop was located "behind Sheridan's Stable at J. M. Senseney's old stand." The ledgers include accounts for numerous individuals as well as for the City of Lexington, the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington's Electric Light Company,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1902 - 1914

William Gladstone Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0678
Scope and Contents This collection primarily contains a series of memoranda, correspondence, newspaper articles, and transcripts regarding William Gladstone and his service to the state of Florida. In addition, the collection included a book showcasing Gladstone’s judicial activism, and has since been transferred within the Special Collections Department. A collection of great breadth within the juvenile criminal justice system, it features several policy efforts supported by William Gladstone, including the...
Dates: Existence: Majority of material found within 1980 - 2015

Lloyd R. Cole Collection

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 0-10
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0679
Content Description This small collection primarily contains a series of letters between various individuals and Anna C. Cole, mother of Lloyd R. Cole. Dated between 1940 and 1946, these letters largely detail the difficulties Capt. Lloyd R. Cole experienced throughout his service during World War II through his death in 1943 while prisoner of war (POW). In addition, the collection features several photographs of Capt. Lloyd R. Cole during the war, in addition to a photograph taken on his wedding day with his...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1940

Roscoe Phelps Diary

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0496
Content Description The Roscoe Phelps diary is a bound manuscript entitled "Anecdotes of the Year 1900" written by Washington and Lee University student Richard Roscoe Phelps (Class of 1902). Phelps reports on life as an undergraduate student touching on courtship, recreation, hazing, off-campus boarding and regional travel and exploration of such places in Rockbridge County Virginia as House Mountain and “Lover’s Leap”. Other events covered include the vandalizing of "Old George", the George Washington statue...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 1901

Richard Hotinger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0687
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence and legal documents related to the military service of Richard Hotinger. The material primarily consists of registration information, correspondence, insurance information and notifications to Hotinger's mother, Susan Rice Hotinger, from the 6th Armored Division at Camp Cooke, CA. The majority of the material pertains to Richard Hotinger's accidental death and subsequent notifications pertaniing to it, as well as insurance claims....
Dates: 1943

Fork Union Military Academy Yearbook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0688
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single Fork Union Academy Yearbook, 1907-1908. The yearbook contains the photographs and information on the student body at that time. Included within this student body is Francis P. Gaines, who would later become president of Washington and Lee University.

Dates: 1907-1908

George Washington Nelson Papers

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-16
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0643
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters primarily between George Washington "Wash" Nelson, Jr., of Hanover County, Virginia and his cousin and future wife Mary “Mollie” Nelson Scollay of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Nelson commanded the Hanover Light Artillery (Va.) and was a staff officer of General William Nelson Pendleton, the Chief of Artillery of the Confederacy’s Army Northern Virginia, during the American Civil War. Nelson was captured in October 1862 and spent the remainder of the war...
Dates: 1863 - 1903; translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: Majority of material found within 1863 - 1865

Papers of John A. Washington III

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-9
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0670

Louise Herreshoff Papers

 Collection — Box 1-6, Folder: 0-103
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0694
Scope and Contents This collection includes an important archive of letters, personal files, photos, and biographical information of esteemed painter Louise Herreshoff, her second husband Euchlin Reeves and their families. Euchlin Reeves was a graduate of Washington and Lee University (WLU) School of Law and is the namesake of WLU’s Reeves Center, home of the Reeves Collection – a large and internationally important ceramics collection (1500 – present) and Louise Herreshoff’s paintings, given by the couple to...
Dates: 1867 - 1977

Greenlee D. Letcher letterbooks

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0696
Scope and Contents

Fifteen bound typescript letterbooks of the business and personal letters of Lexington, Virginia lawyer Greenlee D. Letcher. Subjects of the letters include court cases, letters of reference, politics, real estate, local and regional news, and personal matters.

Dates: 1903 - 1916

Alexander, Fultz, and Willson Families Collection

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-45
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0539
Dates: Majority of material found within 1770 - 1970

Elinor Junkin letter

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0641
Scope and Contents Elinor Junkin, daughter of Washington College's president George Junkin and future first wife of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson details to her first cousin Helen Dickey, of Oxford, Chester County, Pa., her family's move to and first weeks living in Lexington, Virginia, after her father's apppointment at the college. The letter mentions her siblings and shared family, describes the college and its former president Henry Ruffner, the journey from Pennsylvania to Lexington, and the...
Dates: 1848-12-14