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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 636 Collections and/or Records:

Jonathan Daniels Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0206
Scope and Contents

This is a letter from Jonathan Daniels to Mr. Stubbs in which he discusses Daniels' recent book Prince of Carpetbaggers.

Dates: 1958

Frank Field Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0207
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two letters that are dated December 26, 1872, and June 21, 1874, and which were written from Frank to his sister, Mrs. McCartney, while he was a student at Washington and Lee University.

Dates: Inclusive 1872-1874

Glasgow Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0210
Scope and Contents

Consists largely of correspondence within the Glasgow/Paxton/Anderson family. Correspondence related to Rebekah A. Glasgow dates from 1846 to 1903, and correspondence within the Paxton family dates from 1897 to 1900. Also includes limited correspondence from Ellen Glasgow.

Dates: Inclusive 1846-1945

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0025
Scope and Contents This collection contains records of the association, such as meeting minutes, budget information, membership records, constitution and bylaws, as well as information about preservation easements and county mills, the organization's promotional materials, newsletter, publications, photographs, and a survey, by questionaire, of the portraits painted before 1914 that are owned and located in Rockbridge County and Lexington, Virginia. The survey was conducted under the auspices of the APVA....
Dates: 1971-2003

John Jordan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0211
Scope and Contents

This collection contains receipts and letters concerning John Jordan's financial matters.

Dates: Inclusive 1835-1841

Eli F. Irons Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0212
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a single letter written by Eli F. Irons, a Union soldier serving in the 146th Regiment of the Ohio National Guard, out of Fayette, VA, to his wife, Mrs. M. B. Irons, in August of 1864. In the letter, Irons talks of his experiences serving in the garrison, and his desire to return home shortly.

Dates: 1864

Rutherford R. Houston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0213
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a paper entitled 'A trip on foot to the top of the House Mountain' which details a trip Houston made on May 22, 1852 as a Washington College student. House Mountain is located in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Dates: 1852

John A. McCreary Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0217
Scope and Contents

This letter was written from John McCreary to his mother on January 26, 1865 while he was serving in the Confederate States of America Army. It was written from Camp Ferguson's Brigade, Sandersville, Washington County, Georgia.

Dates: 1865

Mason Loeb letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0218
Scope and Contents

This letter is written to C.W. Freeman containing $50.00 as a contribution to 'the cause' and wishing a successful future to Washington College.

Dates: 1860

E. Steadman Financial Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0226
Scope and Contents

This collection of correspondence relating to business also includes business receipts. Specific places mentioned in the correspondence include Saltville, Virginia and Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1865

Richard Royden Turner Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0227
Scope and Contents

This collection is a personal letter to Master W. O. Bickle of Staunton. Topics mentioned are football, school food, and Thanksgiving break.

Dates: 1892

Guy M. Whitten Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0230
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Whitten's school papers from his time as a student at Washington College.

Dates: Inclusive 1866-1870

Edward Ferguson Devol Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0240
Scope and Contents

These papers include an account of his student life at Washington and Lee University from 1940-1943, which mentions faculty members Fitzgerald Flournoy and Lawrence E. Watkin. There are also letters to his parents, documents, poetry and essays about his service in World War II, primarily in the European theater.

Dates: Inclusive 1940-1946

Stuart Sanders Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0241
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Sanders' correspondence to his parents regarding life at Washington and Lee University, including his participation in the Arcades Club fraternity (now Delta Upsilon), sports, classes, jobs, and the Lexington Presbyterian Church as well as comments on campus drinking and mention of his brother Irwin Sanders and friend Richard Gooch. Includes his correspondence during his job with his uncle, Stuart Sanders, in Richmond at Sanders Brothers from 1931-1934 with...
Dates: Inclusive 1918-1965; Majority of material found within Bulk 1926-1934

Elsie Ball Wright Bowley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0242
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence (4 folders) by and about Elsie Bowley's sister, Jessie Ball du Pont, and her brother-in-law, A. I. du Pont, as well as letters and correspondence from Elsie's son, Thomas Ball Wright, Ball family members of the Northern Neck of Virginia and other members of the du Pont family. Also contains papers of General Albert J. Bowley, along with Elsie Bowley's business papers regarding her benefactions. Includes ca. 175 photographs (mainly family photos), most of which are not...
Dates: 1929-1972

Randolph T. Shields Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0243
Scope and Contents

This collection includes American Civil War recollections of Shields' maternal grandfather, Coupland Randolph Page, including his service with the Liberty Hall Volunteers, the Stonewall Brigade, and the Battle of Gettysburg. In addition, papers contain significant documents about members of the Tucker family, including John Randolph Tucker and Judge Henry St. George Tucker.

Dates: Inclusive 1862-1920

Dunlap Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0245
Scope and Contents Papers contain information about Dunlap's family members, especially Madison Dunlap (1808-1883) of Kerr's Creek and his son, John Matthew Dunlap, a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 1857 who was killed at at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. The collection includes compositions that John Matthew Dunlap wrote for Professor J. J. White in 1856-1857, transcripts of letters he wrote while serving in the Confederate Army, and letters concerning his death. The collection also includes the...
Dates: Inclusive 1830-1878

Henry Louis Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0246
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of papers including letters concerning Smith's retirement from both Davidson and Washington and Lee, as well as speeches, correspondence, and articles regarding Robert E. Lee, education, modern civilization, and temperance. Also includes material regarding Smith's 1921 trip to England chairing a commission to present a copy of Houdon's statue of George Washington to the British government from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Dates: Inclusive 1888-1951; Majority of material found within Bulk 1912-1940

George Earle Chamberlain Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0247
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence concerning Chamberlain's work on several Washington and Lee University committees from 1904-1908, including committee work on a chapter house for Phi Kappa Psi and on the new Carnegie library. It also includes his two notebooks from law courses (1875-1876) taught by John Randolph Tucker. Lastly, there is an 1874 photograph of Chamberlain and two fraternity brothers, G. M. Effinger, Class of 1874, and Floyd Farrar, Class of 1875.

Dates: Inclusive 1874-1908; Majority of material found within Bulk 1904-1908

Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0249
Scope and Contents

Contains printed brochures and photocopied newspaper accounts from the church's 250th anniversary in October 1996, as well as photocopied contents of a 1900 time capsule retrieved on October 12, 1996.

Dates: 1996

Mary Paxton Barclay Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0250
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Barclay's papers describing her wood carvings, including the Washington and Lee Mace, as well as chests for Eleanor Roosevelt and Queen Mother Elizabeth.

Dates: Inclusive 1938-1951

Betty E. Munger Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0252
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters from more than 60 Washington and Lee University students to Munger that discussed the war in Vietnam and military life, as well as politics, books, and travel abroad.

Dates: Inclusive 1968-1991; Majority of material found within Bulk 1968-1980

Winborne Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0254
Scope and Contents

Family papers include Winborne Jr.'s school papers and notebooks from his years at Washington and Lee University, as well as information about his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta. Three folders contain printed matter about his father, Roger M. Winborne, a Class of 1911 graduate of Washington and Lee University Law School.

Dates: Inclusive 1907-1975; Majority of material found within Bulk 1907-1909; Majority of material found within Bulk 1942-1946

Norman Franklin Lord Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0255
Scope and Contents

These Papers include Lord's correspondence, class outlines, and tests, as well as sports-related articles collected by Lord.

Dates: Inclusive 1946-2000; Majority of material found within Bulk 1970-2000

Poverty Series Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0256
Scope and Contents

Papers include funding requests, planning documents, conference reports, annual reports, and financial statements from the programs and projects supported by the Total Action against Poverty organization in Roanoke Valley and the Cabell Brand Center for International Poverty and Resource Studies. These programs and projects include Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Human Resource Foundation, Project Discovery, Second Harvest, Virginia CARES, and Virginia Water Project.

Dates: Inclusive 1965-1997; Majority of material found within Bulk 1970-1990