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Relations With the Fair Sex With 23 photogtaphs, on plates, including: John and Martha Parker Custis Daniel Parke Custis, Later Mrs. Survey of Mount Vernon, Ca. Savage's Picture of Washington Family, Survey of Washington's Birthplace, Wakefield Earliest Autograph of Washington Washington's Transcript of the Rules of Civility, Ca. Life Mask of Washington by Houdon Light colored, textured cloth book with emblem " Exitus Acta Probat " and dark blue lettering on cover and spine. With vintage newspaper articles clipped on first two blank pages.

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Spots and soiling on initial pages and cover. Important Washington book by noted writer, Paul Leicester Ford with contrbutions from author's brother. Ford - great grandson of Noah Webster, American novelist and biographer, murdered by brother , Malcolm Webster Ford. Kessinger Publishing, LLC, Owner's name on endpage. Blue boards have black lettering and gilt vignette. Hinge is a bit loose in front and in a couple of places but mostly binding is tight, a few pages have mild soiling but most are clean. Lindas Rare Books Published: This is an ex-Church Library Book with some of the expected markings, but no pocket in the back of the book or outside spine markings.

There is a small vintage bookstore sticker in the bottom left hand corner of the first blank end page "Moyer's Book Barn Strasburg, PA". There is a small hole inside the front cover along the inside spine- this is a small issue and does not affect the binding. Outside cloth covers show some soiling and some wear to the outside corners and edges.

Heavy paper with gold-gilded page ends at the top of the book. The author attempts to give a more human picture of Washington, in areas such as family relations, physique, social life, and tastes and amusements. Ground Zero Books, Ltd. Title page printed in red and black. Original full yellow cloth binding, decorated in gold and blue.

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In an opening note, the author tells us: In the attempt to accomplish this, Washington has, so far as is possible, been made to speak for himself, even though at times it had compelled the sacrifice of literary form, in the hope that his own words would convey a greater sense of the personality of the man.

Chapters, known as Circles, are located on over college campuses. ODK is a quasi-secret society with regard to the way in which its members are selected and kept secret for a period of time. Some Circles limit membership to less than the top one quarter of one percent of students on their respective campuses. During the first half of the 20th century, the university began its traditions of the Fancy Dress Ball and Mock Convention. The second half of the 20th century saw Washington and Lee move from being an all-men's college to a co-ed university. The School of Law enrolled its first women in and the undergraduate program enrolled its first woman in The university built new buildings to house its science departments as well as a new School of Law facility.

Among many alumni who have followed in George Washington's footsteps by donating generously, Rupert Johnson, Jr. The central core of the campus, including the row of brick buildings that form the Colonnade, are a designated National Historic Landmark District for their architecture. In recent years the university has invested heavily in upgrading and expanding its academic, residential, athletic, research, arts and extracurricular facilities. Lewis Hall, the year-old home of the law school, as well as athletic fields and the antebellum Historic Front Campus buildings, are all currently undergoing major renovation.

Constructed in , the Lenfest Center for the Arts has presented both performances from students and presentations that are open to the community. The Reeves Center houses a notable ceramics collection which spans years and includes ceramics from Asia, Europe and America, and examples of Chinese export porcelain. The school is governed by a Board of Trustees that has a maximum of 34 members. The undergraduate calendar is an unusual three-term system with week fall and winter terms followed by a four-week spring term.

The spring-term courses include topical, often unique, seminars, faculty-supervised study abroad, and some domestic and international internships. The law calendar consists of the more traditional early-semester system. Washington and Lee was essentially all male until , when women were admitted to the law school ; the first female undergraduates enrolled in As of , the University's undergraduate population was equally divided between men and women.

The law school population is currently 45 percent women, 55 percent men. In , the first known Black person was admitted to the school, John Chavis, who became a teacher and Presbyterian minister. Athletic exclusion was manifest in the early 20th century, when the school forced Rutgers to sit out star African American football player, Paul Robeson , for a football game and later forfeited a game when Washington and Jefferson refused to comply with a similar demand.

Women were first admitted as undergraduates in , when the undergraduate school became coed. The University has worked to increase the number of minority faculty and students. The undergraduate class of includes Washington and Lee maintains a rigorous honor system that traces directly to Robert E. Lee, who said, "We have but one rule here, and it is that every student must be a gentleman. The honor system is administered by students through the Executive Committee of the Student Body and has been since Appeals are heard by juries composed of students drawn randomly by the University Registrar.

A formal assessment of the honor system's "White Book", [34] occasionally including referenda, is held every three years to review the tenets of the honor system. Washington and Lee's honor system does not have a list of rules that define punishable behavior—beyond the traditional guide of the offenses lying, cheating or stealing. It is not unusual for professors to assign take-home, closed-book finals with an explicit trust in their students not to cheat.

The honor system is strongly enforced. In most years, only a few students withdraw in the face of an honor charge or after investigations and closed hearings conducted by the Executive Committee of the Student Body, the University's elected student government with the accused counseled by Honor Advocates, often law students.

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In recent years, four or five students have left each year. If found guilty at an open trial, the student is dismissed from the university permanently. Separately from the student-run honor system, the Student Judicial Council and the Student-Faculty Hearing Board hear allegations of student misconduct. Today the university has about 1, undergraduate students and in the School of Law.

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Of its findings, the newspaper wrote that "No other college combines the intimate academic setting and broad curriculum of a LAC [liberal arts college] with a potent old-boy network. The average score on the ACT is Washington and Lee is divided into three schools: More than 1, undergraduate courses are offered.

With no graduate program except in law , every course is taught by a faculty member. The law library has an additional , volumes as well as extensive electronic resources. Washington and Lee offers 40 undergraduate majors including interdisciplinary majors in neuroscience , medieval and Renaissance studies, and Russian area studies and 30 minors, including interdisciplinary programs in Africana studies , East Asian studies , Education and Education policy , environmental studies , Latin American and Caribbean studies , Middle East and South Asian studies , poverty and human capability studies Shepherd Program , and women's, gender, and sexuality studies.

Combining academics with an active social culture, Washington and Lee ranked 14th in "Best Overall Academic Experience for Undergraduates". In , , , , and , the Generals football team won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship. Every four years, the school sponsors the Washington and Lee Mock Convention for whichever political party Democratic or Republican does not hold the Presidency. The convention has correctly picked the out-of-power nominee for 18 of the past 23 national elections. It has been wrong twice since , [51] including its incorrect choice of Hillary Clinton in In , the failure of the scoreboard significantly slowed the vote tally process and almost led to a wrong selection.

The university hosts the Fancy Dress Ball, a year-old formal black-tie event. It is put on by a committee of students appointed by the Executive Committee. The committee is responsible each year to create a theme and handle the logistics of setting up the Fancy Dress Ball. Washington and Lee University also follows the "speaking tradition" which traces its history to Robert E. Under this tradition, students are suggested to greet one another upon passing on campus.

This tradition is not enforced. Greek letter organizations play a major role in Washington and Lee's social scene.

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The following is a list of active, recognized fraternities and sororities. The eminent photographer Sally Mann got her start at Washington and Lee, photographing the construction of the law school while a university employee. The photos eventually became the basis of a one-woman exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D. Secretariat, who holds the record for the fastest time in the Kentucky Derby and winner of the Triple Crown in , wore royal blue and white as vividly shown in the Disney movie because his co-owner, Christopher Chenery, was a graduate and trustee of Washington and Lee.

A Washington and Lee art history professor, Pamela Hemenway Simpson, in wrote the only scholarly book on linoleum, giving it the title Cheap, Quick and Easy. More recently, she has become an expert on butter sculpture. Washington and Lee is home to a collection of 18th- and 19th-century Chinese and European porcelain, the gift of Euchlin Dalcho Reeves, a graduate of the law school, and his wife, Louise Herreshoff. In , Reeves contacted Washington and Lee about making "a small gift", which turned out to be a collection of porcelain so vast that it filled two entire houses which he and his wife owned in Providence, Rhode Island.

A number of dirt-covered picture frames, found in the two houses, were put on the van along with the porcelain.

Soon it was discovered that the frames actually contained Impressionist-like paintings created by Herreshoff as a young woman in the early days of the century. In the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D. The world's first recorded streaker , George William Crump , was a student at Washington College, in He later became a U. Before it morphed into a swing , Dixieland and bluegrass standard, "The Washington and Lee Swing " was one of the most well known — and widely borrowed — football marches ever written, according to Robert Lissauer 's Encyclopedia of Popular Music in America.

Schools and colleges from Tulane to Slippery Rock copied it sometimes with attribution. It was written in by Mark W. Sheafe, '06, Clarence A.

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  5. Tod Robbins , '11, and Thornton W. Here [59] is an audio excerpt from a recording by Jan Garber, a prominent dance-band leader of the era. Here [60] is an exuberant instrumental version by a group called the Dixie Boys, which YouTube dates to Representatives, 31 state governors, as well as numerous other government officials, judges, business leaders, entertainers, and athletes. Archives of the papers of notable alumni and other resources relating to the history of the university may be found in the manuscript collections at Washington and Lee's James Graham Leyburn Library.

    Publication of the guide to the collections was made possible by a grant from the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund. Dutton, , released in a paperback edition in under the new title Farewell My Young Lover replete with a lurid illustration on the cover. In , a large Confederate battle flag and a number of related state flags were removed from Lee Chapel , after a group of black students protested that the school was unwelcoming to minorities.

    In his letter, President Kenneth P. Ruscio publicly apologized for the school's ownership of about 80 slaves during the period from to , some of whom were forced to build a dormitory on campus. Some students have advocated that the University "do more to distance itself" from Lee, to the point of advocating a change of name, while other students have vigorously defended Lee.

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