Ellinor Porcher Gadsden PapersWLU.Coll.0189

Ellinor Porcher Gadsden PapersWLU.Coll.0189


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Repository
Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives
Identification
WLU.Coll.0189
Title
Ellinor Porcher Gadsden PapersInclusive 1839-1975
Quantity
1 Linear Feet 2.3 linear ft.
Creator
Gadsden, Ellinor Porcher
Creator
Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston)
Creator
Preston, Margaret Junkin
Creator
Pendleton, Lella
Creator
Lee, Mildred Childe
Creator
Pendleton, William Nelson
Creator
Pendleton, Alexander Swift
Creator
Pendleton family
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

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Preferred Citation

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Ellinor Porcher Gadsden Papers, WLU Coll. 0189, Special Collections and Archives, 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

Donated by the Estate of Ellinor P. Gadsden.


Biographical / Historical

Ellinor was the twin sister of Anzolette Pendleton Gadsden. Ellinor worked for a number of years at the Washington and Lee University library and her sister worked at the Virginia Military Institute library. They also rented rooms at The Pines which was their home on Lee Avenue located in Lexington, Va.

Scope and Contents

This collection came from the estate of Ellinor Gadsden in 1985. Highlights of the collection include the letters of Alexander Swift(Sandie) Pendleton, a Washington College graduate who was a top aide to Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson during the American Civil War. These approximately 70 letters were a major source for the book. Sandie was the uncle of the Gadsden sisters. Included in the collection are also a few items of Gen. William Nelson Pendleton who was Robert E. Lee's friend and colleague. There are two ALS of Mildred Lee to Lella Pendleton and two copies of a poem written by and in the hand of Margaret Junkin Preston. There is also an ALS (25 Jan. 1873) from Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to W.N. Pendleton. Other major parts of the collection are photographs (ca. 60), the Misses Gadsden's account books and their memorabilia from their travels.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Biography
  • Correspondence
  • Lee, Susan Pendleton
  • Personal Narratives
  • Photographs
  • Poetry
  • Printed ephemera
  • Travel
  • United States -- Confederate States of America

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Gadsden, Ellinor Porcher
  • Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston)
  • Lee, Mildred Childe
  • Lee, Susan Pendleton
  • Pendleton, Alexander Swift
  • Pendleton, Lella
  • Pendleton, William Nelson
  • Preston, Margaret Junkin

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • United States -- Confederate States of America

Container List

Mixed Materials [0000003258] box: 1 folder: 1
Control Folder
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003259] box: 1 folder: 2
William Nelson Pendleton- Episcopal High School Recorder
1839-1843English.
Mixed Materials [0000003266] box: 1 folder: 3
(A.S.) Sandie Pendleton Letters
1856-1859English.
Mixed Materials [0000003267] box: 1 folder: 4
(A.S.) Sandie Pendleton: Cincinnati Oration
1857-07-02English.
Mixed Materials [0000003268] box: 1 folder: 5
(A.S.) Sandie Pendleton as president of University Cricket Club
1859-1860English.
Mixed Materials [0000003264] box: 1 folder: 6
(A.S.) Sandie Pendleton Letters
1860English.
Mixed Materials [0000003269] box: 1 folder: 7
(A.S.) Sandie Pendleton Letters
1861English.
Mixed Materials [0000003270] box: 1 folder: 8
(A.S.) Sandie Pendleton Letters
1862-1863English.
Mixed Materials [0000003271] box: 1 folder: 9
(A.S.) Sandie Pendleton Letters
1864English.
Mixed Materials [0000003273] box: 1 folder: 10
(A.S.) Sandie Pendleton Letters
No DatesEnglish.
Mixed Materials [0000003274] box: 1 folder: 11
(A.S.) Sandie Pendleton Letter to George Junkin
No DateEnglish.
Mixed Materials [0000003275] box: 1 folder: 12
Rose Pendleton: Copied account from her diary of "The Yankees in Lexington"
1864English.
Mixed Materials [0000003276] box: 1 folder: 13
Mary Junkin Preston: printed poem "Epithalamium"
1878-10-10English.
Mixed Materials [0000003278] box: 1 folder: 14
John Thomas Lewis Preston ALS to Dr. and Mrs. Pendleton
1881-07-13English.
Mixed Materials [0000003279] box: 1 folder: 15
Mary Junkin Preston: Poem to Dr. and Mrs. Pendleton
1881-07-13; 1882-07-15English.
Mixed Materials [0000003281] box: 1 folder: 16
Rev. and Mrs. W.N. Pendleton 50th anniversary invitation
1881English.
Mixed Materials [0000003282] box: 1 folder: 17
Correspondence and Documents
1860-1897English.
Mixed Materials [0000003284] box: 1 folder: 18
2 ALS from Mildred Lee to Leila Pendleton
No DatesEnglish.
Mixed Materials [0000003285] box: 1 folder: 19
19th Century Miscellany
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003287] box: 1 folder: 20
Correspondence (Business)
1918-1975English.
Mixed Materials [0000003288] box: 1 folder: 21
Tax Receipts: Town and County
1920-1934English.
Mixed Materials [0000003289] box: 1 folder: 22
20th Century Miscellany
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003290] box: 1 folder: 23
Memorabilia: Invitation from President Theodore Roosevelt
1905-01-12; 1905-02-09English.
Mixed Materials [0000003293] box: 1 folder: 25
Memorabilia: Stamps
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003294] box: 1 folder: 26
Clippings of Family
English.
Text [0000003302] box: 2
Miscellaneous Accounts
1925-1966English.
Text [0000003304] box: 2
Income Account Book
1954-1968English.
Text [0000003305] box: 2
Private Account Book
1945-1955English.
Text [0000003306] box: 2
Income Account Book
1939-1953English.
Text [0000003308] box: 2
Pines Account Book
1965-1970English.
Text [0000003309] box: 2
Pines Account Book
1954-1959English.
Text [0000003310] box: 2
Pines Account Book
1959-1964English.
Mixed Materials [0000003311] box: 3
Framed carte de visite of Mary Custis Lee by Micheal Miley
c. 1872English.
Scope and Contents

Inscribed from Mrs. Lee to Mary Nelson Pendleton

Mixed Materials [0000003312] box: 3
Miniature Book- Gentle Thoughts
1860-1880English.
Mixed Materials [0000003315] box: 3
1/6 plate daguerreotype of Susan Pendleton Lee
1850-1857English.
Mixed Materials [0000003314] box: 3
Printer's block of image of Susan Pendleton Lee
1900-1930English.
Mixed Materials [0000003316] box: 3 folder: 1
Photographs- Houston and Pattie Barclay
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003317] box: 3 folder: 2
Photographs- Ted Barclay Jr. and Friends
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003319] box: 3 folder: 3
Photographs- Ellinor Porcher and Anzolette Pendleton
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003320] box: 3 folder: 4
Photographs- Edwin Gray Lee
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003321] box: 3 folder: 5
Photographs- Susan Pendleton Lee
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003323] box: 3 folder: 6
Photographs- Lawrence and Edmund Lee
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003324] box: 3 folder: 7
Photographs- Sandie Pendleton
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003325] box: 3 folder: 8
Photographs- William Nelson Pendleton
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003327] box: 3 folder: 9
Photographs- The Pines
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003447] box: 3 folder: 10
Photographs- Unidentified Places
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003434] box: 3 folder: 11
Photographs- Unidentified People
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003444] box: 3 folder: 12
Photographs- Miscellaneous (identified)
English.
Photographs - Stereoviews
English.
  • Stereoview of the Crystal Palace, London, England
    1869-1878English.
Mixed Materials [0000003458] box: 3 folder: 13
Photographs- Pencil drawing
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003464] box: 3 folder: 14
Facsimiles of various documents
English.
Scope and Contents

Includes a 1781 letter of General Christopher Gadsden

Mixed Materials [0000003465] box: 3 folder: 15
Prints of sites in Europe
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003466] box: 3 folder: 16
Print from Godey Ladies Book
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003467] box: 3 folder: 17
Drawings of Lee and generals (prints)
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003468] box: 3
Framed picture of General and Mrs. Lee
English.
Mixed Materials [0000003469] box: 3
Framed portrait of Mrs. Lee
English.
Mixed Materials [0000007011] box: 4
Postcards
English.
Scope and Contents

This box contains souvenir postcards (approximiately 350)and some related ephemera from the Gadsden sisters' European travels in 1931. There are about 25 American cards including Lexington, Va. scenes.

  • Materials Related to S.S. Leviathan
    1931English.
    • S.S. Leviathan Passanger List (two copies)
      English.
    • Ship Dinner Menu for June 22, 1931 (two copies)
      English.
    • Ship Lunch Menu for August 16, 1931 (two copies)
      English.
    • Ship Menus and Entertainment Programs
      1931-06-211931-08-141931-06-221931-09-151931-06-18English.
  • Various Postcards
    English.
    • Wide Collection of Post Cards from Europe
      1900-1935English.
    • 16 American Post Cards, Various Locations
      English.
    • Postcard of the "Le Paqubot" of the Normandie Line
      1937-06-17English.
    • 8 Postcards of Lexington, Virginia and other VA Locations
      English.
    • 14 Luggage Labels from the S.S. Leviathan (3 Different Designs)
      English.