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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 636 Collections and/or Records:

Boswell Mercantile Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0417
Scope and Contents

This ledger from the Boswell Mercantile covers approximately the period between 1855 and 1861. It contains monthly expenses for individual clients.

Dates: Inclusive 1855-1861

George S. Whitney Biochemistry Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0356
Scope and Contents

This notebook contains biochemistry notes of Whitney during his tenure at Washington and Lee University.

Dates: 1965

Rockbridge Alum Springs Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0354
Scope and Contents

This broadside advertises the medicinal waters of Rockbridge Alum Springs, Virginia.

Dates: 1911-03-23

P. L. Kemble and Company Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0477
Scope and Contents

This dedger of a store in Brownsburg, Virginia contains records of the company's expenditures and inventory, including clothing, fabric, and dyes.

Dates: 1866

Massachusetts-Bay Promissory notes

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0221
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two promissory notes from the state of Massachusetts-Bay. One note is dated February 4, 1777, for the sum of ten pounds. The other note is dated April 26, 1779 and is for the sum of 100 pounds.

Dates: Inclusive 1777-1779

Rockbridge County Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0215
Scope and Contents

This collection contains miscellaneous papers from Rockbridge County, Virginia: receipt of payment to Mr. John T. Figgatt from the Sheriff of Rockbridge Co.; payment receipt dated January 15, 1851; letter dated Nov. 18, 1883; dental bill; list entitled 'Rules of this school'; and 2 small notebooks.

Dates: Inclusive 1856-1890

C. R. Sutphen Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0232
Scope and Contents

This letter from Sutphen to Seymour Eaton, dated February 16, 1907, is about accomodations at the Duquesne Club.

Dates: 1907-02-16

Clinton Scollard Poem

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0233
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a poem by Clinton Scollard entitled 'Happiness.' There is both a signed handwritten and typed copy. The poem reads, 'The luring and elusive form we chase/ Down Life's long vista till our parting breath;/ Who knows but that we first behold her face/ The hour we look on Death!'

Dates: 1892

Frank Dempster Sherman Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0234
Scope and Contents

The signed note reads, 'Respectfully submitted to the Editor of Lippincott's Magazine.'

Dates: 1893-01-20

Thomas Ritchie Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0235
Scope and Contents

Autograph is dated Washington, July 25 [no year]. Ritchie wrote the letter to 'Martin' asking for his aid in communication in Richmond, Virginia.

Dates: Other: July 25, no year given

Margaret Elizabeth Munson Sangster letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0236
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter written by Margaret Sangster inquiring about job openings most likely in a newspaper or magazine 'enterprise.' She mentions having experiences writing book reviews.

Dates: Inclusive 1885-1890

John Godfrey Saxe letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0237
Scope and Contents

This letter from John G. Saxe to Henry F. Williams is dated March 24, 1860.

Dates: 1860

John B. Gough letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0238
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter dated December 4, 1860. Gough apologizes for the delay in his response to Cullis and writes that he complies with Cullis' request.

Dates: 1860-12-04

John White Brockenbrough Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0478
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two of John Brockenbrough's personal correspondences, a letter of resignation from Washington and Lee University, and a bank receipt from the Bank of Lexington. One of the personal correspondences contains information about military movements in Virginia during the American Civil War.

Dates: Inclusive 1863-1874; Majority of material found within Bulk 1863-1874

Katie L. Hopkins Collection of Sheet Music and Songbooks

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0306
Scope and Contents

This collection contains sheet music and songbooks of late 19th and early 20th century popular and religious songs, including a number of songs in African-American dialect.

Dates: Inclusive 1890-1910

George Hancock Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0054
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence written while Hancock was in Philadelphia as a representative of Virginia in the 3rd and 4th U.S. Congresses. The letter of Dec. 15, 1793, describes his living conditions and comments on the Algerian capture of American vessels; that of March 25, 1796, gives instructions to his overseer in Botetourt County, Va.

Dates: Inclusive 1793-1796

Anna E. Dickinson autographed letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0208
Scope and Contents

This collection is an autographed signed letter dated April 26, 1881. Dickinson advises the recipient to put down his or her name in hope that he will get what he wants.

Dates: 1881

Harvard College Library Bookplates

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0360
Scope and Contents

This collection contains early bookplates from Harvard College Library.

Dates: Inclusive 1900-1930

James Graham Leyburn collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0288
Scope and Contents This collection contains many materials relating to the South African mission. Dr. Leyburn saved a number of newspaper articles concerning South Africa which are contained herein. Reports on various industries and other aspects of South Africa are included. Also within this collection are an assortment of Dr. Leyburn's speeches, some of which address South Africa. The remainder of the speeches concern the future of Washington and Lee University. Among the correspondence in...
Dates: 1902 - 1993

Robert Stewart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0244
Scope and Contents

This collection includes papers, scores, professional files, and recordings reflecting Stewart's compositions in published and draft forms and their performances, as well as societies to which he belonged, and correspondence with colleagues. There are 9 reel-to-reel recordings of performances.

Dates: Inclusive 1959-1995

Robert Stewart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0323
Scope and Contents

Includes Stewart's correspondence, programs that include his compositions, classroom materials, reviews and notices of his works, and materials from professorial organizations and conferences.

Dates: Inclusive 1954-1988; Majority of material found within Bulk 1960-1980

Sir Thomas Sherley Indenture

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0333
Scope and Contents

This vellum indenture records the sale of farms and lands called Langharst and Blackbrokes in Petworth and Kirdford, Sussex, by the Sherleys (father and son) to Nicholas Hooker, goldsmith of London, for 250 pounds.

Dates: 1607-08-10

Robert Henry Tucker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0332
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence between Robert Henry Tucker and Washington and Lee University presidents Henry Louis Smith, Francis Pendleton Gaines, and Fred C. Cole regarding university matters. It also contains information about Tucker's tenure as chairman of the Industrial Commission of Virginia (1918-1919) and his work with the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.

Dates: Inclusive 1918-1967

Warren T. Taylor cemetery guide to the Teaford papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0338
Scope and Contents

The guide includes inscriptions from many Rockbridge County, Virginia cemeteries and an accompanying card file has names with genealogical information.

Dates: 1983

U. S. Navy Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0348
Scope and Contents

Printed pamphlets about the U. S. Navy in the American Revolution, the American Civil War, and in modern times; also includes pamphlets on shipbuilding.

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined