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Lexington (Va.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Mrs. Thomas Botts Nalle, 1870 October 16

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. The letter 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, and the funeral procession. The letter also mentions a flood in Rockbridge County, Virginia that destroyed canal locks, bridges, and other property.

Letter to Mrs. Thomas Botts Nalle, 1870 October 16

 Digital Image
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1559

Lexington and Rockbridge County research files

 Series
Scope and Contents This series, including notes, clippings, and other material, covers a wide range of local history topics. Related material is located separately in oversized (map cases).

Lexington, Virginia Census for 1860, annotated. [Digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/4050

Lexington, Virginia Census for 1870, annotated. [Digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/2367

Martin Family letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0157
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.

Preservation Master Plan, Virginia Military Institute, 2007

 Item
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.

Reward poster for Bank of Lexington embezzler Charles M. Figgat, 1895 [digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/2447

Richard C. Taylor letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0159
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.

William Couper papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0053
Scope and Contents This collection documents a portion of the life and career of William Couper, a man notable for his research and publications about the history of VMI, Lexington, Rockbridge County, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia history and genealogy, Stonewall Jackson, and Claudius Crozet.A significant portion of the papers consist of publication manuscripts, notes, and other material related to Couper's major historical research projects (many of which were published). These include the...