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Label
1776-1869
Inclusive dates
1776-1869
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Language
eng
Summary
Manuscript, 1776-1869, collection concerning the history of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, consisting of: affidavits, charters, commissions, deeds of conveyance, degrees, endowments, land grants, letters, military orders, proclamations, promissory notes, and shipping papers. Of particular interest is the charter from the Hanover County, Virginia, Presbytery establishing Liberty Hall Academy; address of George Washington to units of the Pennsylvania militia; proposed amendments to the United States Constitution; the deed of conveyance from George Washington to Washington Academy of shares in the James River Company; shipping papers signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison; affidavits, depositions, and letters concerning allegations of violence by the students of Washington College in the late 1860s
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Biographical or historical data
Washington and Lee University was founded in 1749 as Augusta Academy, and reorganized in 1776 as Liberty Hall Academy. The names changed to Washington Academy when it moved to Lexington, based on endowments from George Washington. Robert E. Lee served as president following the Civil War and in 1871, Washington College became Washington and Lee University.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Manuscript collection
Location of originals duplicates
Originals are located in the library at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
94
Immediate source of acquisition
Washington and Lee University Library
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000489588
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative and positive).
Type of unit
leaves.

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