Percy Hotspur Lash II Correspondence
Scope and Content
This collection contains 45 items, mostly letters from Percy Hotspur Lash II while a student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the mid-1920s written to Jane Elizabeth Oakes of Gladys, Virginia. Lash's letters discuss his relationship with Oakes and his life as a VPI student. Other items include banquet programs, blank postcards, photographs, and letters to Phyllis Burnette of Lynchburg, Virginia, discussing Burnette's life and friends.
- 1925 - 1938
- Lash, Percy Hotspur, II (Person)
- Burnette, Phyllis (Person)
- Oakes, Jane Elizabeth (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Percy Hotspur Lash, II, was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1907. After graduating from John Marshall High School in 1925, he enrolled in Virginia Tech. During his time as a student, he was a member of Company C of the Corps of Cadets, as well as the Richmond Club and Episcopal Club. He graduated from West Point Military Academy in New York in 1931. He retired at the rank of colonel and died in 1995 in Brevard, Florida.
"COL Percy Hotspur Lash Jr." entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170027262/percy-hotspur-lash, accessed September 28, 2022.
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
This collection contains 45 items, mostly letters from Percy Hotspur Lash II while a student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the mid-1920s written to friends in Gladys and Lynchburg, Virginia. Other items include banquet programs, blank postcards, and photographs.
The contents of this collection are arranged by author.
Source of Acquisition
This collection was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 2022.
Duplicates of the blank postcards were recycled during processing.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Percy Hotspur Lash II Correspondence by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Percy Hotspur Lash II Correspondence was completed in September 2022.
- Percy Hotspur Lash II Correspondence, 1925-1938
- Miranda Christy, graduate assistant
- 2022 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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