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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 636 Collections and/or Records:

Tom Wolfe Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0039
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a letter from Tom Wolfe to Professor Carlisle recommending Marshall Fishwick for the Alumni Distinguished Professorship.

Dates: 1963

Fairfield, Virginia Postermaster Notice of Appointment

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0534
Scope and Contents

Letter of appointment for John W. Wheat to replace Gabriel Lilley, who resigned his post as Postmaster of Fairfield, Virginia from the U. S. Postmaster General. Note signed by James W. Man for William Mahone, the 1st Assistant to the Postermaster General.

Dates: 1881-05-21

New Orleans Volunteer Trip for Hurricane Katrina Cleanup Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0159
Scope and Contents This collection of materials relates to the February 2007 trip organized by Marguerite McClinton, Director of Elrod Commons and Campus Activities, in conjunction with the Office of Disaster Response for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisana, in which W&L students travelled to New Orleans to help with disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina. It contains information about New Orleans, original volunteer agreements and releases, a letter from the Diocese to McClinton thanking her for...
Dates: 2007

Charles S. Sydnor Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0506
Scope and Contents

Letters from Charles S. Sydnor to Francis P. Gaines and Lucius Junius Desha.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1947-11-05 - 1948-05-06

Graham Family Bible

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0118
Scope and Contents

This collection is the family bible of Michael Graham, father of William Graham, which was printed in Edinburgh in 1752. It contains a genealogy page where Graham listed the birth dates of his children.

Dates: 1752

MacMillan Albums

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0266
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three scrapbooks with contents compiled by Mary MacMillan and her son Charles MacMillan. The first contains scenes from a trip to Ireland, containing Mary MacMillan’s pencil sketches of scenes and prints of Ireland mostly by James Howard Burgess. The second contains poetry and calligraphy from Mary MacMillan and others as well as collections of dried and pressed marine marine algae or seaweed, watercolors sketches and cartoons. The third consists of mica...
Dates: Inclusive 1843-1851

Reid Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0027
Scope and Contents Series 1 of this collection primarily covers the period from 1763 through Samuel McDowell Reid's death in 1869. There are also a few later items dealing chiefly with his estate. The bulk of the papers deals with business matters. Documents concern such matters as the James River and Kanawha Company, the North River Navigation Company, Washington College's relationship with the Society of the Cincinnati, slavery, and the financial dealings of John Robinson and the Hare family. Series 2 is...
Dates: 1760-1896

Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Civil War manuscript collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0785
Content Description This collection consists of original manuscripts, documents, military orders, illustrations, photographs, and ephemera of the era of the American Civil War collected by Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Key themes of the collection are the Paxton family of Lexington and Rockbridge County, Virginia, Shenandoah Valley history, the Army of Northern Virginia and Stonewall Brigade of the Confederate States Army, Washington College (later Washington and Lee University) (VA), and Robert E. Lee. The...
Dates: circa 1852-1887, 1930

Robert Selph Henry Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0341
Scope and Contents

Includes copies of correspondence between Robert Henry and Douglas Southall Freeman about Freeman writing a foreword for Henry's book The Story of the Conferderacy as well as copies of correspondence between Washington and Lee University Dean Frank Gilliam and Major Edward C. Betts about a Boude and Miley photograph of Robert E. Lee owned by Betts and used by Henry in this book.

Dates: Inclusive 1936-1938

Daniel T. Balfour Alumni Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0370
Scope and Contents

This collection ncludes correspondence with various Washington and Lee University officials (Sessoms, Hotchkiss, Parsons and Wilson); other alumni concerning Washington and Lee University Admissions, athletics, fund raising, college history, the Washington Society, the 250th observance at Washington and Lee University; the minutes of the Alumni Board of Directors; course book from 1998 alumni college titled Older than America: an oral history of Washington and Lee.

Dates: Inclusive 1974-1998

Martin Baldwin Whitaker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0627
Content Description This collection consists of materials collected and preserved by Martin Baldwin Whitaker, Student Liaison Officer for the Alabama Delegation during the 1968 Washington and Lee Mock Republican Convention. Highlights of the collection include letters to Whitaker from Alabama state representatives John H. Buchanan, William L. Dickinson, and Jack Edwards. Other materials related to the 1968 Mock Convention include an order of business pamphlet, a program, letterhead, clippings, a Washington and...
Dates: 1967 - 1968