James McDowell CorrespondenceWLU.Coll.0449

James McDowell CorrespondenceWLU.Coll.0449


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Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives
James McDowell Correspondence1848
1 Files
McDowell, James
Paxton, James H., 1835-?
Wharton, W. P.
Lee, C. S. M.
Fishburn, J. S.
Lee, George H.
Sheppard, Harvey E., Colonel
English .

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Col. Harvey E. Sheppard in 1962.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two letters written to James McDowell while he was a Congressman. In one, dated May 16, 1848, James Paxton writes that he is not sure if the administration of Washington College needs changes, discusses the pay of the professors, which varied from $800 to $1300 per year, Governor William Smith's recent appointment of George H. Lee to fill a vacant judgeship. The other from C. S. M. Lee, J. S. Fishburn, and W. P. Wharton, dated December 6, 1848, asks him to deliver a speech for two literary societies at Washington College during its upcoming commencement ceremony. There is a typed transcription of each letter.

Related Material

WLU Coll. 0045 James McDowell Papers, 1795-1816

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Commencement ceremonies
  • Correspondence
  • Judges -- Selection and appointment
  • Literature -- Societies, etc.
  • Sheppard, Harvey E., Colonel
  • Smith, William
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • Universities and colleges -- Faculty -- Salaries, etc.
  • Washington College (Lexington, Va.)

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Fishburn, J. S.
  • Lee, C. S. M.
  • Lee, George H.
  • McDowell, James
  • Paxton, James H., 1835-?
  • Sheppard, Harvey E., Colonel
  • Smith, William
  • Wharton, W. P.