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William Alexander Graham Narrative

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.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1816-1819


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Biographical / Historical

William Alexander Graham, an 1815 alumnus and Virginia physician, was the son of Edward Graham, a Washington and Lee University professor and Margaret Alexander (sister of Archibald Alexander); and the nephew of William Graham, first rector of Liberty Hall Academy in Lexington, Virginia.


1 Item (1 (notebook.))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rockbridge Historical Society, 1981.

Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (2/11/2002)

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Repository Details

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

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