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Meredith W. D. Hogshead Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0283

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of printed digital scans and transcriptions of 40 letters written between 1848-1853 from Elijah Hogshead to his son Meredith William David Hogshead, who was a student at Washington College.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1848-1853
  • Creation: Majority of material found within Bulk 1848-1851


Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.


40 Item

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Custodial History

These printed digital scans and transcriptions were given to Washington and Lee University by Mary Virginia Hart, the great-great grandaugher of Elijah Hogshead. Her cousin, Bill Sproul, transcribed the letters.

Existence and Location of Originals

The original letters are owned by the Augusta Historical Society as Accession #783, Hogshead Letters.

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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