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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 637 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph E. Pifer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0315
Scope and Contents

These papers consist of Pifer's Washington and Lee University law school examinations.

Dates: Inclusive 1912-1913

Home Demonstration Clubs Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0317
Scope and Contents

This collection includes minutes, scrapbooks, histories, photographs, and other items of twenty home demonstration clubs in the Rockbridge County, Virginia area.

Dates: Inclusive 1923-2006; Majority of material found within Bulk 1960-1989

Joseph Horrell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0318
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, notes, and typescripts of Volumes 6 and 7 of The Papers of George Washington: Colonial Series. It also contains Horrell's miscellaneous correspondence and articles.

Dates: Inclusive 1987-1995

Ollinger Crenshaw Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0262
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence to Robert McLean Jeter, Jr., an alumnus of the Washington and Lee University class of 1941. The letters cover issues regarding curricula, faculty, and faculty social life at Washington and Lee University, including curricular changes under Dean James Leyburn and the administration of University President Fred Carrington Cole (1959-1967). Other topics include integration, World War II and the Vietnam War, and publication of Crenshaw's ...
Dates: Inclusive 1939-1969

Robert C. Peniston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0324
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence (1977-1995), including to editors of various publications on political and military matters and memorabilia from Peniston's tenure as head of Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University (1976-1998).

Dates: 1976 - 1998

Barbara Cary Johnston Willard Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0325
Scope and Contents

The scrapbook is a genealogical compendium of the Welsh family of Rockbridge County, Virginia and their descendants and includes many family photographs and documents.

Dates: Inclusive 1800-2006

Lexington Presbyterian Church Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0327
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of various women's missionary societies in the Lexington Presbyterian Church (Lexington, Virginia), including minutes written by Margaret Junkin Preston and Ellen Glasgow. There is also a handwritten history (one page, front and back) of the Presbytery that explains the connection between Washington College, Lexington Presbyterian Church, and the Presbytery, which was written circa 1824.

Dates: Inclusive 1824-1927; Majority of material found within Bulk 1877-1927

Charles Wilson Turner Collection

 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

William C. Anderson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0342
Scope and Contents

This collection includes four glass plate negatives, a sketch of Andrew Alexander, a letter signed by Andrew Alexander, and a letter dated 1796 from William C. Anderson to Francis Thomas.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: Inclusive 1796-2009

James Bernard Merrick Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0343
Scope and Contents

This collection includes final exam booklets, class lists, and photographs from Merrick's time at Washington and Lee. There is also memorabilia of the Class of 1930, including a 40th reunion booklet, collected by Merrick.

Dates: Inclusive 1927-1970; Majority of material found within Bulk 1927-1930

James Lawson Kemper Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0345
Scope and Contents

Includes letters to Kemper on various business matters, including three letters during his tenure as governor. Among the correspondents are E. J. and T. J. Polk, Robert A. Richardson, and William J. Robertson.

Dates: Inclusive 1868-1877

Robert Seager Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0346
Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of typed copies of a diary (1840-1841) and correspondence of the Gardiner family of New York, with information about their business dealings, political associations, and their relation to the Tylers of Virginia. The photocopies contain Seager's annotations.

Dates: Inclusive 1840-1887; Majority of material found within Bulk 1840-1860

Edward B. Hamer Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0353
Scope and Contents

This collection contains three letters: one signed from Jean-Paul Sartre dated February 2, 1965; one undated autographed letter signed from Simone de Beauvoir to Hamer regarding the Washington and Lee University Glasgow Endowment lecture series; and one copy of Hamer's letter dated November 11, 1973 to Simone de Beauvoir inviting her to provide a Glasgow Endowment lecture.

Dates: Inclusive 1965-1973

William Anderson Glasgow correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0355
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two letters, dated 1857 and 1858, to Mrs. E. H. Carrington on matters of business.

Dates: Inclusive 1857-1858

George Harding Foster Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0363
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter from Foster to his former student, Harrison B. Kinney, around 1950 describing his brief tenure as a writer for the Disney studio, including the workings of the studio and the personality and leadership of Walt Disney.

Dates: 1950

Grace Memorial Church Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0367
Scope and Contents

This collection is the minutes of a February 4, 1884 committee meeting at the church describing the funeral of former Virginia governor John Letcher (1813-1884) the week before, and the decision to name a group consisting of Lexington, Virginia notables to write a sketch of Governor Letcher's life. This group included G. W. C. Lee, Francis H. Smith, J. T. Preston, A. T. Barclay, and Col. Edmund Pendleton.

Dates: 1884

Poague Family Agricultural Account Book and Slave Register

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0476
Scope and Contents This account book documents agricultural operations for a southern Rockbridge County farmer between April 1863 and June 1867. The compiler is possibly Johnathan Poague, whose son, John William Poague, signed the book on the inside front cover. John William Poague attended Washington College in 1868 for one year. Contents include expenditures and receipts for day to day farm operations, crop production numbers, and diary - like entries. Contents of specific note include a registry of names of...
Dates: Inclusive 1861-1867; Majority of material found within Bulk 1863-1867

E. W Randall Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0049
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an autographed notebook by E. W. Randall containing an essay on friendship and poems.

Dates: 1867

M. H. Achord American Civil War Reminiscences Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0474
Scope and Contents

Collection contains mainly correspondence about American civil war historical matters as well as a typed copy of a muster roll of the Colyell Guards (Company G., 9th Louisiana Infantry, Livingston Parrish), which were commanded by Captain J.S. Gardner, and a newspaper clipping.

Dates: Inclusive 1926-1927

Rockbridge County, Virginia Physician's Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0114
Scope and Contents

This medical notebook of an unidentified physician in Rockbridge County, Virginia includes notes on treatments, accounts from 1825-1833, and descriptions of childbirth cases from 1824-1831. There is also a photocopy of the notebook.

Dates: Inclusive 1824-1833

Superintendent of Schools for Rockbridge County, Virginia reports

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0116
Scope and Contents

This collection is an AMS notebook (120 p.) that contains clippings, financial reports, reports of teacher examinations, and lists of school committees. The notebook contains records from 1870-1876.

Dates: Inclusive 1818-1886

Parke Rouse "The Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to the South" manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0018
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a typed manuscript copy of Parke Rouse's book "The Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to the South" that was received by book editor Robert Stewart in 1972. The copy includes Stewart's editorial notes.

Dates: 1972

Thomas W. Reed Student Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0358
Scope and Contents

This notebook contains notes taken by Reed on lectures given by James J. White, professor of Greek at Washington College (1852-1893) as well as some scrapbook items, which have been pasted in.

Dates: Inclusive 1858-1859

Edmund Charles Blunden Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0475
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two autographed signed letters from Edmund Charles Blunden to Trevor Leigh-Hunt. They were written during his tenure at Oxford and are on stationery from Merton College at Oxford University.

Dates: Inclusive 1934-1935

Phoenix Literary Society Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0418
Scope and Contents

This ledger from the Phoenix Literary Society covers the period between 1867-1875. It contains an alphabetical listing of members as well as fees paid by each to the club.

Dates: Inclusive 1867-1875