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Virginia Military Institute--History--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Chappelear Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 C38
Scope and Contents Papers, 1876-1959, of Benjamin Curtis Chappelear including manuscript and printed maps of Fauquier, Loudoun, Clarke, and Warren counties, Va.; Virginia state maps; United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey Maps of areas in Virginia and West Virginia; notes concerning land records and manuscript volumes which include account books collected by Chappelear of blacksmiths, farmers, postmasters, students, tanners, and operators of general stores. The collection also includes...

Christian Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 C46
Scope and Contents Papers, 1864-1910, of the Christian family of Richmond, Va. including letters of Samuel M. Cooper at Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia; Frank Palmer Christian at Woodberry Forest School; and papers of the Richmond Female Humane Association (Leigh St. Orphan Asylum) and the Young Women's Christian Association of Richmond.

John G. James to Samuel Y. Ferguson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 1992.25
Scope and Contents 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.

WHRA.

Levin Joynes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 J78
Scope and Contents Letters, 1868-1916, received by Levin Joynes of Richmond, Va. from relatives and friends. Includes letters written from Virginia Military Institute as well as letters concerning Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Acc. 2010.492 includes pencil drawings by Levin Joynes.

Thomas R. Marshall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 M35
Scope and Contents Copies of letters; ca 1890, of Thomas R. Marshall, fl. 1890, commandant of Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, Va. to his teaching staff.

Francis Henney Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01067
Scope and Contents Two letters written by Francis H. Smith. The first letter, September 6, 1860, to James T. Ames, concerns Armory, "model musket," and swords. The second letter, March 7, 1888, concerns his resignation as superintendent of Virginia Military Institute in 1886 which was withdrawn and an investigation into his period of service by the Virginia General Assembly. Both letters include a typescript copy.

William Booth Taliaferro Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 T15
Scope and Contents Papers, 1811-1954, of William Booth Taliaferro and his family of Gloucester County, Va. Taliaferro's papers consist of diaries, letterbook (while at Harpers Ferry), correspondence, speeches, memoirs and accounts. The collection also includes papers of his wife, Sally Nivison Lyons Taliaferro (including diaries), his ancestors, siblings and descendants, as well as photographs, genealogical notes and artifacts of the Taliaferro family.There are papers of other people who are not...

Virginia Military Institute Cadets' Anniversary Ball Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01159
Scope and Contents Program for a "Cadets'  Anniversary Ball...to be given by the Corps of Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute, on the Evening of the 5th of July, 1858.  Lists the President, L. Wilber Reid, and 36 names of the managers.  Handwritten note at the bottom, "Compliments of Cadets J. R. Be[g]an, R. T. Washington."  Includes two admission tickets, one for supper and one to the Ball Room, plus a card entitled "Engagements" with line 2 (of 20 lines) "with dear Ludie-Bob."  Possibly a dance card.