William Alexander Graham NarrativeWLU.Coll.0099

William Alexander Graham NarrativeWLU.Coll.0099


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

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Repository
Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives
Identification
WLU.Coll.0099
Title
William Alexander Graham NarrativeInclusive 1816-1819
Quantity
1 Item, 1 (notebook.)
Creator
Graham, William A. (William Alexander)
Language
English .

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], William Alexander Graham Narrative, WLU Coll. 0099, Special Collections, 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

Gift of Rockbridge Historical Society, 1981.

Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (2/11/2002)


Biographical / Historical

William Alexander Graham, an 1815 alumnus and Virginia physician, was the son of Edward Graham, a Washington and Lee University professor and Margaret Alexander (sister of Archibald Alexander); and the nephew of William Graham, first rector of Liberty Hall Academy in Lexington, Virginia.

Scope and Contents

A narrative of William Alexander Graham's journeys, medical training, and career from 1816-1819, in Lexington, and Abingdon, Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, taken from his diaries and letters, including references to some well-known contemporary figures like actors James Wallack and Thomas Cooper and artist Benjamin West.There is a summary of included names and places in the control folder.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Alexander, Archibald
  • Alexander, John, Major
  • Beard, Samuel, Colonel
  • Diaries
  • Graham, Edward
  • Graham, Margaret Alexander
  • McDowell, James
  • Medical education
  • Medicine
  • Morris, William H. (William Hopkins)
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary
  • Preston, John Smith
  • University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine
  • Virginia -- Abingdon
  • Virginia -- House Mountain
  • Virginia -- Lexington
  • Virginia -- Warm Springs
  • Washington (DC)

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Alexander, Archibald
  • Alexander, John, Major
  • Beard, Samuel, Colonel
  • Graham, Edward
  • Graham, Margaret Alexander
  • Graham, William A. (William Alexander)
  • McDowell, James
  • Morris, William H. (William Hopkins)
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary
  • Preston, John Smith

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Virginia -- Abingdon
  • Virginia -- House Mountain
  • Virginia -- Lexington
  • Virginia -- Warm Springs
  • Washington (DC)