Browse Items (25 total)

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Nelson's reciept from Browning, King, & Co., a clothing company. His specific garments are listed, along with his own personal dimensions.

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A carte de physique (a type of smaller photograph) of Alexander Lockhart Nelson.

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A cabinet (photograph) of Alexander Lockhart Nelson.

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Selected pages from the copybook/math journal of the Nelson family. Exhibits the type of elements contained in the journal - math proofs, personal notes, history records, a type of index, geneological records, etc.

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Nelson's keystone publication in mathematics, Points in Space and General Equations of the Second Degree Between Three Variables, was published in 1892 by the Houston family, who were instrumental in founding the city of Houston, Texas. The Houston…

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A letter Nelson wrote to R. E. Lee nearly one year into his presidency at Washington College, in which he comments on the much-improved condition of the school. The letter is brief and describes quotidian elements of Lexington and the University, yet…

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Transcribed in this journal is a previously undiscovered address on R. E. Lee, given by Nelson in what is now Lee Chapel in a weekly morning seminar. Describing, in detail, Lee’s initial ride into town through the intricacies of his funeral, he…

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A paper on which Nelson asks for the announcement of the death of his grandchild to be put in the newspapes. This was one of the personal items that were stuffed in the copybook

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In an article in the Ring Tum Phi, Nelson writes on his experiences at Washington and Lee starting when he matriculated in 1846 providing a unique perspective on the school, and the changes it had sustained over Nelson's 60 years at the University.

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A letter written from Margant M. Ratcliffe to Nelson.

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Alexander Lockhart Nelson's obituary which was published in the Rockbridge County News on the day following his death. Describes his impact in the Lexington community and at Washington and Lee, along with the details of his death. Nelson died on the…

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A lithograph of Robert E. Lee, date unknown. The rare tint of this picture indicates that it was most likely printed from a painting, making it somewhat unusual.

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An example of the personal elements that were pulled from the copybook / math journal, this envelope was addressed to Nelson, though the contents and the sender of the note remain unclear.

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An example of the personal elements that were pulled from the copybook / math journal, this envelope was addressed to Nelson, though the contents and the sender of the note remain unclear.

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The envelope that enclosed the solution of a problem.

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Three pages of a solved math problem. Worked out by either Nelson or one of his students.

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One of the loose pages pulled from the copybook / math journal. Most likely the work of Nelson's mother or aunt, this charts the genealogy and family history of the Nelsons and other Rockbridge area families.

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One of the loose pages pulled from the copybook / math journal. Unknown creator, charts the Meyer's family history from 1897 to 1904.

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One of the loose pages pulled from the copybook / math journal. Most likely the work of Nelson's mother or aunt, this charts the genealogy and family history of the Nelsons and other Rockbridge area families

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One of the loose pages pulled from the copybook / math journal. Most likely the work of Nelson's mother or aunt, this charts the genealogy and family history of the Nelsons and other Rockbridge area families

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Stuffed into the copybook turned math journal of the Nelson family along with other papers, these personal effects – including tailor slips, a draft of a wedding announcement, and the sad posting of the death of a child that would likely be sent to…

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One of the loose pages pulled from the copybook / math journal. This document appears to be the itinerary of a trip, though the participants and the date remains unknown.

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One of the loose pages pulled from the copybook / math journal. Most likely used as a spare page by Nelson, or the work of one of his students, this document is representative of many of the loose pages that were stuffed into the copybook.

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A letter from George Washington Custis Lee, son of Robert E. Lee and President of Washington and Lee, regarding the opening of The Reading Room in Newcomb Hall.

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A portion of the Washington and Lee Trustees Papers, specifically regarding Nelson, in the minutes from October 3, 1910. Nelson was eulogized in the Trustee meeting following his recent death. Describing Nelson as gifted, talented, an asset to the…
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