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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 636 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Franklin Doswell Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0061
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters written by Doswell to his family while he was a student at Washington College.

Dates: Inclusive 1847-1849

Franklin Lafayette Riley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0060
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence connected with the book Gen. Robert E. Lee After Appomattox edited by Dr. Riley; letters from Riley to his wife while he was with the American Expeditionary Force University in France in 1919; other correspondents include Edward Clifford Gordon, Mary Custis Lee and Jo Lane Stern. Also includes letters to his daughter (Frances Riley, later Frances Denton), her Daughters of the American Revolution card, and photographs and...
Dates: Inclusive 1897-1927

Henry Donald Campbell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0059
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 20 speeches and copies of letters and papers collected on R. E. Lee's administration of Washington College, 1865-1870.

Dates: Inclusive 1865-1933

Ann Smith Academy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0058
Scope and Contents

Includes 2 bound volumes of minutes of the meetings of its Board of Trustees (1807-1910), yearly reports of the various principals, miscellaneous correspondence, business papers, bills and receipts.

Dates: Inclusive 1807-1910

David Flavel Jamison papers

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-10
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0056
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence while Jamison was Secretary of War of South Carolina, 1861; scattered letters and papers pertaining to the South Carolina Secession Convention of which he was president, and papers related to his tenure as presiding judge of the military court of Gen. Beauregard's Corps, 1862-1864. Robert Woodward Barnwell and Lawrence Massillon Keitt are among the correspondents.

Dates: Inclusive 1860-1864

Francis McFarland Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0053
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 54 miscellaneous letters, 1821-1866; diaries and financial records McFarland kept while he was a missionary and during his two pastorates, 1823-1836, and 1841-1871, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Augusta County, Va.; lecture notes taken while a student at Princeton University; and printed biographical sketches and engravings of McFarland.Correspondents include Stonewall Jackson, George Junkin, William Spottswood.

Dates: Inclusive 1815-1871

Samuel Houston Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0065
Scope and Contents

This June 20, 1836 letter to G.A. Baker concerns the celebration of American Independence Day in Lexington, Va.

Dates: 1836

Blain Family Papers

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-7
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0066
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal papers of the Blain family of Albemarle County and Williamsburg, Virginia, including the Civil War period diary (1861-63) of school teacher Mary Randolph Blain. The diary, written near the York River in Gloucester County, Va. provides a picture of civilian life both in that area and in Williamsburg, Va. where her parents lived during the period. Also included are two letters written from Randolph Harrison Blain, brother of the diarist and a member of the...
Dates: Inclusive 1861-1905; Majority of material found within Bulk 1861-1864

Rockbridge County records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0067
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Rockbridge County records, including tax lists, ordinary licenses, muster rolls, lists of enslaved people, court cases, and election polls.

Dates: 1778-1912

William George McDowell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0076
Scope and Contents

This collection includes manuscript and typecript sketches of 41 Washington and Lee Alumni who served in the American Civil War. The materials were compiled for a proposed memorial volume which was never completed. Included are letters to McDowell from veterans, descendants of veterans, and associates answering his request for information.

Dates: Inclusive 1910-1914

William Paxton Houston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0068
Scope and Contents

Includes letters written to Houston (1900-1902) when he was a member of the Board of Trustees of Washington and Lee University; papers, notebook, clippings concerning the issue of sectarianism at Washington and Lee. Correspondents include David Carlisle Humphreys, William Caruthers Preston, Henry St. George.

Dates: Inclusive 1898-1903

Joseph Eggleston Johnston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0069
Scope and Contents

Includes Johnston's Order No. 18, April 27, 1865, to his troops after his surrender to Gen. William T. Sherman; a letter, Jan. 24, 1884, from Johnston to [James F. Rogers?] concerning some letters from Gen. R. E. Lee; autographed photograph of Johnston.

Dates: Inclusive 1865-1884

John Paul Dull Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0072
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 16 letters from Dull to his wife, written while serving, first in the valley, then in eastern Virginia near Petersburg, with the Stonewall Brigade, 5th Division, in the army of the Confederate States of America; a photograph; and printed genealogy of the Koiner family.

Dates: 1864 - 1865

John Lyle Campbell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0075
Scope and Contents

This collection contains eight letters to Campbell, a notebook on Campbell's geological observations, and miscellaneous papers including a broadside.

Dates: Inclusive 1859-1883

Carter Newman Bealer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0094
Scope and Contents

Includes family and business correspondence and a variety of private collections, such as diaries, playbills, ship menus, as well as a significant collection of autographed photographs and letters of late 19th and early 20th century theatrical and musical performers.

Dates: 1905 - 1962; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1950

Virginia Militia 144th Regiment Record Book

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0079
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a record book with accounts of fines, battalion count, and regiment count.

Dates: Inclusive 1843-1851

L. A. and Lizzie Harper correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0087
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the correspondence of L. A. Harper and his wife, Lizzie, while he was stationed at James Island, South Carolina during the siege of Charleston and later during the Virginia campaigns of 1864. Topics include camp life, Harper's court-martial, domestic affairs, sanitary conditions, and supplies. The collection also includes muster rolls, other documents, and typed transcriptss of the correspondence.

Dates: 1862-1864

James Hubert Price Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0090
Scope and Contents

The papers of James H. Price, Governor of Virginia (1938-1942), including correspondence during his gubernatorial years; addresses to the General Assembly and of various organizations; radio speeches to the people of Virginia; World War II Virginia civil defense materials; photographs.

Dates: Inclusive 1927-1943

Botts Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0091
Scope and Contents

This collection contains approximately 11 items from various descendants and relatives of John Minor Botts (1802-1969), all discussing Botts family genealogy.

Dates: Inclusive 1933-1946

Thomas McAdory Owen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0093
Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters to and from Owen in connection with his efforts to compile a Robert E. Lee bibliography, several Lee family letters, pictorial representations of the Lees, speeches, and clippings.

Dates: 1864-1920; Majority of material found within 1912-1920

William Alexander Graham Narrative

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0099
Scope and Contents

A narrative of William Alexander Graham's journeys, medical training, and career from 1816-1819, in Lexington, and Abingdon, Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, taken from his diaries and letters, including references to some well-known contemporary figures like actors James Wallack and Thomas Cooper and artist Benjamin West.There is a summary of included names and places in the control folder.

Dates: Inclusive 1816-1819

Dr. Sidney Isenberg Collection on Carson McCullers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0097
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 67 items collected by Dr. Sidney Isenberg, a member of the Class of 1942, Washington and Lee University, from his friendship with Carson McCullers, including letters to him from McCullers, from other people about her, an inscribed poem, and memorabilia.

Dates: Inclusive 1948-1971

Alfred Leyburn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0098
Scope and Contents

Contains c.55 items, of Dr. Alfred Leyburn and the Leyburn family of Lexington, Va., including 22 letters between Leyburn and his wife, Ann Eliza, 1835-36; patents of Edward J. Leyburn.

Dates: 1823 - 1899; Majority of material found within 1830-01-01 - 1839-01-01

Collection relating to proposal to hang photos of McCormick family portraits in Rockbridge County Courthouse

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0108
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 35 items relating to a proposal to hang portraits of Cyrus, Leander, and Robert McCormick in the Rockbridge County Courthouse, including a memorandum from Cyrus Bentley II dated January 6, 1912 and copies of memoranda and correspondence from William A. Anderson, William G. McDowell, and other parties.

Dates: Inclusive 1911-1912

Dillon Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0105
Scope and Contents This collection contains the family and personal correspondence (1806-1897), business correspondence, deeds, legal papers, account books (1849-1862) of Dr. Alexander S. Dillon (1813-1870), and family Bible along with ledgers and employee time books of various Dillon limestone companies, especially Edward Dillon and Co. in Botetourt County. Correspondents include Dr. Alexander S. Dillon (1813-1870), Edward Dillon (1835-1897), Edward Davis Dillon (1766-1818), Fanny Polk Dillon, and Patrick...
Dates: 1805 - 1944