Virginia Military Institute--History--19th century
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Christian Family Papers
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
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.
Levin Joynes Papers
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
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
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letter, March 7, 1888, concerns his resignation as superintendent of Virginia Military Institute in 1886 which was withdrawn and an investigation into his period of service by the Virginia General Assembly.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
Virginia Military Institute Cadets' Anniversary Ball Collection
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.