Letters to James Lawrence Cabell, professor of anatomy and surgery at the University of Virginia from John A. Cabell and Joseph C. Cabell; and Russell Murdock (discussing the optic nerve.)
Letters, 1881-1886, of recommendation for Peachy G. Harrison. Two of the letters, 1886, are in regard to his seeking the position of proctor at the University of Virginia.
Copy of an April 7, 1927 letter from John G. James to Samuel Y. Ferguson about Andrew Jackson and the VMI (Virginia Military Institute) Cadets in the Civil War and about Charles A. James, a student at the University of Virginia, who served with Robert E. Lee.
The John G. James papers were given to the Virginia Military Institute by an ancestor in 1992.
Letter from Francis H. Smith at the University of Virginia [Charlottesville, Virginia] to R.G. H. Kean. Declines the invitation to come and lecture in Lynchburg [Va.] and states that the Board [of Visitors] is making magnificent provisions for my department and "that the Era of makeshift [is] to be at an end."