James Lawson Kemper CorrespondenceWLU.Coll.0345

James Lawson Kemper CorrespondenceWLU.Coll.0345


Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives

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Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives
James Lawson Kemper Correspondence Inclusive 1868-1877
6 Item
Kemper, James Lawson
Polk, E. J.
Polk, T. J.
Richardson, Robert A.
Robertson, William J.
The collection is in English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], James Lawson Kemper Correspondence, WLU Coll. 0345, Special Collections and Archives, James G. Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA. In some cases the citation format may vary. Please contact Special Collections staff to verify the appropriate format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2009.

Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (April 15, 2009)

Biographical / Historical

Kemper was an alumnus of Washington College (Class of 1842) and a Madison County and Richmond, Va., lawyer. He also served as Virginia governor from 1874-1878.

Scope and Contents

Includes letters to Kemper on various business matters, including three letters during his tenure as governor. Among the correspondents are E. J. and T. J. Polk, Robert A. Richardson, and William J. Robertson.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Political science
  • Records
  • Virginia

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Kemper, James Lawson
  • Polk, E. J.
  • Polk, T. J.
  • Richardson, Robert A.
  • Robertson, William J.