Lexington (Va.) -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Martin Family papers, 2 items. Letter from 14 year old Hattie to her mother Susan, of Winchester, VA, written while Hattie was visiting relatives in Lexington, Virginia (undated, ca. 1851); she sends general news of visit. Also letter (November 5,1851) to Rev. John Martin from his father-in-law John Ruff, relating Lexington news; topics include street improvements.
Identifier: RG-04-Preservation reports
Scope and Contents In 2005, VMI was awarded a Campus Heritage Grant from the Getty Foundation in order to review and provide a strategy for protecting and preserving the historical architectural and landscape resources on Post. This is the final report of John Milner Associates, Inc., who worked with VMI to devise this plan.
Scope and Contents One letter from Cadet Richard C. Taylor to his father, dated January 15, 1854. He describes in detail the circumstances surrounding the murder of his classmate Cadet Thomas Blackburn by Charles B. Christian, a Washington College law student.
Overview The papers consist largely of manuscripts (drafts, galleys, proofs), notes, and other research material relating to Couper's interest in the history of Lexington and Rockbridge County (Virginia), the Virginia Military Institute, and the Shenandoah Valley. Other topics include the construction of Fort Jackson, South Carolina in 1917, and General Stonewall Jackson.
Scope and Contents One letter (October 16, 1870) from Cadet William Nalle to his mother, Mrs. Thomas Botts Nalle. Contains a detailed account of the death and funeral of General Robert E. Lee. Nalle describes mourning activities at VMI, Washington College, and Lexington; standing guard over Lee's body with four other cadets; funeral procession. Letter also mentions flood in Rockbridge County that destroyed canal locks, bridges and other property.