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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 637 Collections and/or Records:

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

Law Scholarships ledger

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0419
Scope and Contents

This ledger contains an alphabetical list of names of Washington Academy law students who were to receive scholarships between 1908 and 1910. This list also notes the amount due and the due date. There is also a list of the class of 1909.

Dates: Inclusive 1908-1910

Reid White's Grade Book

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0420
Scope and Contents

This collection is Reid White's grade book from 1874-1875. The grades consist of: 0 - failure, 5 - indifferent, 8 - good, 9 - very good, 10 - perfect.

Dates: Inclusive 1874-1875

Autograph Book

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0421
Scope and Contents

This autograph book contains many autographs from various states and a few from foreign countries. The owner of this book is unknown.

Dates: Inclusive 1880-1884

C. F. Weldon poetry notebook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0422
Scope and Contents

This notebook contains various poems believed to have been written by C. F. Weldon. They cover various topics including his daughter's wedding and the death of a close friend.

Dates: 1921

Catalogue of American Indian Artifacts

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0423
Scope and Contents

This undated catalogue was created by R. D. Wainwright. The artifacts are organized by state, with very detailed descriptions for each one.

Dates: Other: Date unknown

Musical scores copy book

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0424
Scope and Contents

This undated copy book contains many handwritten musical scores including both the notes and words. The names H. H. and L. E. Hare are written in the inside cover.

Dates: Other: No date

Ebenezer Dickey Junkin Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0425
Scope and Contents Presbyterian minister Ebenezer Dickey Junkin's pocket sized bound scrapbook of articles submitted to the Presbyterian Watchman and Observer newspaper by his father, George Junkin, D.D. between 1853-1856. George Junkin, under the pen name Theophilus, wrote the series of letters to the Richmond, Virginia publication on the role of the church in higher education. They include his commentary on the relationship between chuch and government. Junkin penned the letters during his tenure as...
Dates: Inclusive 1853-1856

David Carlisle Humphreys land survey field books

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0321
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of ten notebooks of Humphrey's surveys of Lexington, Buena Vista, and surrounding areas in Virginia, including surveys for the Lexington Development Company.

Dates: 1891

Unidentified travel diary

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0328
Scope and Contents This manuscript copy of a diary dated May 26 through August 15, 1835 was kept by an unidentified traveller journeying by railroad, boat, and stagecoach from New York to the springs of Virginia (and the present-day West Virginia) and then on to Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky before returning to New York. The traveller made stops in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Fredericksburg. Most of the journal's accounts deal with the period when the writer was at White Sulphur...
Dates: 1835

Robertson Family Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0335
Scope and Contents

This collection includes prints and negatives of the Robertson family as well as their home, family trips, Boy Scouts, Washington, D.C., and cousin Gordon Walker at Virginia Military Institute.

Dates: Inclusive 1930-1940

John Letcher Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0070
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a letter, December 12, 1845, to Virginia Congressman William Taylor concerning a federal appointment; a letter from Alexander H.H. Stuart, August 13, 1861; document, September 26, 1863, signed by Letcher exempting a slave from public works for the Confederate government; 3 letters to J. Hinholzer, November 3, 1864, December 3, 1864, and May 15, 1865; subscription list of a testimonial to Charles A. Davidson for service on behalf of the Conservative ticket.

Dates: Inclusive 1845-1873

Robert Hanson Fleming Diary

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0073
Scope and Contents

His diary describes Fleming's flight to Augusta, Ga. after the fall of Richmond, guarding the specie of the Confederate treasury. There is also a furlough permit, May 2, 1865, signed by Commandant William H. Parker.

Dates: Inclusive Mar. 28-May 16, 1865

Walter Worthington Bowie Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0084
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 2 items: the muster roll of Captain Walter Bowie's Company G, 40th Regiment, Virginia Volunteers, July 1, 1862 to Jan. 1, 1863; Miley photograph of Bowie.

Dates: Inclusive 1862-1863

William Jackson Humphreys Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0095
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter from William Jackson Humphreys written to Dr. Leslie L. Campbell. In the letter Humphreys gives an account of his time at Washington and Lee Univeristy. He mentions studies, dating, and nicknames of friends and professors.

Dates: 1941-03-17

John W. Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0106
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a typescript of a speech delivered at Martinsburg, West Virginia (January 4, 1905); law license (1895); statements of assets (1904-1917); correspondence, and a legal document for the purchase of real estate (1898-1930).

Dates: Inclusive 1895-1930

August Forsberg's Civil War Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0109
Scope and Contents

This collection is an American Civil War memoir, c.1870?, of August Forsberg, which includes accounts of Confederate fortifications, marches and battles, and his life in a Union prisoner of war camp in Fort Delaware.

Dates: 1870

Nathaniel Pope Howard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0115
Scope and Contents

This collection contains AMS notebooks (156 p. and 25 p.) of Howard's annotations for an edition of Lucretius as well as two ALS from H. A. J. Munro to Howard dated July 15, 1867 and May 19, 1868.

Dates: 1849

Michael Reid Hanger Diary

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0173
Scope and Contents This typescript of a diary by Private Michael Reid Hanger of the Rockbridge Rifles, which was part of the 4th, 5th, and 27th Virginia Infantry regiments at different times during the American Civil War, includes descriptions of military action within the Shenandoah Valley and Fairfax County, as well as the First Battle of Bull Run. Stonewall Jackson, Rockbridge County citizen and soldier James K. Edmondson, and several Washington College alumni are mentioned. Text of the diary is...
Dates: Inclusive 1861

William Webb Pusey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0182
Scope and Contents This collection includes miscellaneous articles on a variety of literary topics. It also includes approximately 25 items from Pusey's wartime duty in Germany in 1945, including eight photographs of Admiral Dönitz's surrender. Additionally, there is a typescript by Pusey entitled Theater in Staunton, Va, 1875-1912.Also contains a signed typescript of his book History of the theater in Staunton, Virginia, known as Grange Hall, the Opera House (1879) and the Beverly...
Dates: Inclusive 1925-1992; Majority of material found within Bulk 1925-1962

William G. Brown Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0480
Scope and Contents

Handwritten manuscript draft of William Brown's protest to the Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees related to issues of religious life on campus and a handwritten response from Rev. F. B. Converse (Francis Bartlett Converse) to Brown.

Dates: 1866

Sallie White Bruce Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0426
Scope and Contents

This manuscript is a memoir by Sallie White Bruce about her family's life in the Lexington area during the American Civil War and their involvement with Washington College. It references Hunter's Raid in 1864.

Dates: Inclusive 1940s

E. D. Heppert Collection of research materials on Burning Spring/Ebbing Spring Church

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0427
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of research materials on Burning Spring/Ebbing Spring Church in Glade Springs, VA gathered by E. D. Heppert.

Dates: Inclusive 1972-1973

Philander Chase Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0428
Scope and Contents

This is an autographed letter signed from Philander Chase in New Orleans, La. to Rev. C. Jones. Chase mentions shipping a barrel of oranges on the Brig Holkar ship. A prayer is written on the back of the letter in a different handwriting.

Dates: Inclusive 1805-1813

Samuel H. Chester papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0429
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two original manuscript copies and one photocopy of Samuel H. Chester's valedictory address given on June 27, 1872 at Washington and Lee University. It also contains correspondence about the presence of this address in the University's Special Collections and Archives.

Dates: 1872-06-27