This collection contains materials by and about Alexander Lockhart Nelson, who was a member of the Washington and Lee community from his matriculation as a sophomore in 1846 until he was awarded Professor Emeritus status in 1906. A staple on campus, Nelson was the longest serving member of the Washington and Lee community at the time of his retirement by 32 years. One of four faculty on staff upon Robert E. Lee's arrival, and a professor long after Lee vacated the Presidency of the College, Nelson has a unique perspective on the transformation that Lee precipitated. This collection contains materials about Nelson's time at the College, his first hand accounts of Lee, personal affairs, as well as his distinguished career in mathematics.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Alexander Lockhart Nelson Collection, WLU Coll. 0336, Special Collections and Archives, James G. Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

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