Franklin Society and Library Company of Lexington Records WLU Coll. 0103

Franklin Society and Library Company of Lexington Records WLU Coll. 0103


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Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives

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Lexington, VA 24450
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Repository
Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives
Identification
WLU.Coll.0103
Title
Franklin Society and Library Company of Lexington Records 1801-1891
Quantity
2 Linear Feet, 43 bound ledgers
Language
English

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Franklin Society and Library Company of Lexington Records, WLU Coll. 0103, Special Collections and Archives, James G. Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Franklin Society in 1891.


Scope and Contents

Includes membership records, officers' reports, business papers, subscription library records, minutes of the Society's meetings and debates. Includes receipts and letters expressing pleasure at being honored by the society. Receipt dated December 2, 1841 from Stonewall Jackson while he was a Virginia constable, which was later given to the Franklin Society.

Separated Material

Receipt dated December 2, 1841 is in the Secure Cabinet.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Debates and debating
  • Franklin Society and Library Company of Lexington (Lexington, Va.)
  • Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall)
  • Libraries
  • Literature
  • Literature -- Societies, etc.
  • Receipts (Acknowledgments)
  • Records
  • Societies

Container List

box: 1
Address; Finances; Receipts (1887)
23 Files
1839-01-171887
box: 2
Historical Affairs; Library Affairs; Membership Rolls
25 Files
1854-1891
Scope and Contents

Historical Affairs; Library Affairs; Membership Rolls (1854-1875, 1891)

box: 3
Membership Certificates; Outside Bills; Presidents' Reports; Proceedings
23 Files
1801-1891
box: 4
Secretary's Books
5 Item
1801-1818
box: 5
Union Society; F.S. Constitution; Visitors Log; Membership Log
3 Item
1806-1896
Scope and Contents

Union Society 1806-1808; F.S. Constitution 1838, 1857-1896; Visitors Log 1857-1875; Membership Log 1816-1888

box: 6
Secretary's Books
3 Item
1816-1830
box: 7
Secretary's Books
3 Item
1830-1845
box: 8
Secretary's Books
2 Item
1845-1860
box: 9
Secretary's Books
2 Item
1860-1886
box: 10
Secretary's Books
2 Item
1833-1891
box: 11
Treasurer's Books
3 Item
1864-1885
box: 12
Library Books; Blotter and undated Scrapbook
5 Item
1813-1846
Scope and Contents

Library Books 1813-1823, 1827-1846; Blotter and undated Scrapbook

box: 13
Library Book; Annual Reports
2 Item
1818-1863
Scope and Contents

Library Book (undated); Annual Reports 1818-1863

box: 14
Library Books; Roll Book
1 Item
1840-1886
Scope and Contents

Library Books 1840-1878; Roll Book 1873-1886

box: 15
Library Books
2 Item
1847-1888
Scope and Contents

Library Books 1847-1866, 1874-1888

box: 16
Inventory/Invoice; Treasurer's Books
5 Item
1813-1865
Scope and Contents

Inventory/Invoice 1813-1837; Treasurer's Books 1817-31, 1844-65

box: 17
Accounts; Receipt Book
3 Item
1870-1888
Scope and Contents

Accounts 1870-1887; Receipt Book 1873-1888

box: 18
Miscellaneous Papers
1 Files
1851-1884