John F. Swayne PapersWLU.Coll.0292

John F. Swayne PapersWLU.Coll.0292


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Repository
Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives
Identification
WLU.Coll.0292
Title
John F. Swayne PapersInclusive 1867-1935Bulk 1867-1869
Quantity
1 Files
Creator
Swayne, John F
Creator
Gordon, E. C. (Edward Clifford), 1842 - 1922
Creator
Dickson, Mary F.
source
Williams, Herbert E., Mrs.
Language
English .

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], John F. Swayne Papers, WLU Coll. 0292, Special Collections and Archives, James G. Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Several items in this collection were a gift of Mrs. Herbert E. Williams.

Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Lisa McCown (4/11/89).


Biographical / Historical

Swayne was a member of the Washington and Lee University Class of 1871, but he left the college by his own volition in 1869.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Swayne's personal papers from his time as a student at Washington College, including correspondence with E. C. Gordon and Mary F. Dickson, a subscription to the Southern Collegian, and two essays. One letter is a response from the clerk of the faculty to Swayne's notice of withdrawal from the college. One essay entitled 'A trip to House Mountain' was written in 1869; it details a trip made there in the summer of 1867. There is an accompanying note. The other essay is about Alexander the Great. There is also a 1935 newspaper article about his reminisces of his time at Washington College while Robert E. Lee was the university's president.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • College Students
  • Correspondence
  • Essays
  • Lee, Robert E., General (Robert Edward)
  • Virginia -- House Mountain
  • Virginia -- Rockbridge County
  • Voyages and travels
  • Williams, Herbert E., Mrs.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Dickson, Mary F.
  • Gordon, E. C. (Edward Clifford), 1842 - 1922
  • Lee, Robert E., General (Robert Edward)
  • Swayne, John F
  • Williams, Herbert E., Mrs.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Virginia -- House Mountain
  • Virginia -- Rockbridge County