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Elsie Ball Wright Bowley Papers

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 identified.


  • Creation: 1929-1972


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Biographical / Historical

Elsie Ball Wright Bowley was the wife of General Albert J. Bowley, and the sister of Jessie Ball du Pont, a benefactor and Trustee of Washington and Lee.


2.5 Linear Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Tad Thompson in 1998

Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (7/20/99)



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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Lexington VA 24450 USA