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Fleming Papers

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JAMES GRAHAM LEYBURN LIBRARY

WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA  24450

 

William Fleming Papers (collection 009)

2.0 linear feet

Fleming (1729-1795) was a physician, soldier and statesman who was born in Scotland and migrated to the Shenandoah Valley. He played prominent roles in western Virginia during the American Revolution and later in the development of what became the state of Kentucky. He was a Trustee of Liberty Hall Academy from 1776 to 1782. Most of the papers, including several diaries, pertain to Fleming's activities in Kentucky. There is a 1765 medical journal and account book. There are numerous other journals and land transaction documents. His correspondents included many prominent individuals. There are copies of other Fleming manuscripts in the Rockbridge Historical Society Collection.

Folder List

Box 1

Folder 1 - Control Folder

Folder 2 - Correspondence 1764-1772

Folder 3 - Correspondence 1773-1778

Folder 4 - Correspondence 1779

Folder 5 - Correspondence 1780-1782

Folder 6 - Correspondence 1783-1784

Folder 7 - Correspondence 1785-1786

Folder 8 - Correspondence 1787

Folder 9 - Correspondence 1788-1789

Box 1a

Folder 10 - Correspondence 1790-1792

Folder 11 - Correspondence 1793-1795

Folder 12 - Correspondence 1796-1799

Folder 13 - Correspondence 1800-1804

Folder 14 - Correspondence 1805-1809

Folder 15 - Correspondence 1811-1817

Folder 16 - Correspondence 1825

Folder 17 - Correspondence - Anne Baxter

Folder 18 - Correspondence - Christian Letters

Folder 19 - Correspondence - no date

Folder 20 - Miscellaneous Correspondence - no date

Box 2

Folder 21 - Diary 1782-1790

Folder 22 - Genealogy

Folder 23 - Journal of Kentucky Convention 1784-1785

Folder 24 - Legal Papers 1760-1779

Folder 25 - Legal Papers 1780-1782

Folder 26 - Legal Papers 1783-1785

Folder 27 - Legal Papers 1786-1789

Folder 28 - Legal Papers 1790-1799

Folder 29 - Legal Papers 1800-1833

Folder 30 - Legal Papers - no date

Folder 31 - Receipts - Miscellaneous - 1780-1786

Folder 31A - Miscellaneous Papers 1809

Folder 32 - Miscellaneous Papers - no date

Folder 33 - Fragments - no date

Folder 33A - Fragments - no date

Box 3

Oversized Photocopies

Box 4

Medical Journal (photocopy) - 1765

Duplicate user copies exist for most folders.

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