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Venable Family Collection

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0656

Scope and Contents

The Venable Family Collection consists of two postcards written from Andrew Reid Venable to his son Edgar W. Venable in 1886, a privately published pamphlet titled "Do - Well - Home of William Morton Watkins and Elizabeth Venable Watkins and their children" the pamphlet concerns the Watkins family home "Do-Well," located in Charlotte County, Virginia and family genealogy. An original photograph of the home is pasted onto the cover. Also included in the collection is a copy of Vol. 32, No. 3 "Bulletin of Hampden-Sydney College (Va.)," 1938 on the Cub Creek Church in Charlotte County, Va. The last item is an obituary for Elizabeth Gaines dated April 18, 1942.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1886 - 1942

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English

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.


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Repository Details

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

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA