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Simeon O. Coxe, Jr. letters Edit


MS 0033


  • 1929 – 1933 (Creation)


  • 1 items (Whole)


  • Scope and Contents

    The Simeon O. Coxe collection contains a one volume typewritten transcription of letters written by Cadet Coxe (Virginia Military Institute Class of 1933) to his parents in Richmond, Virginia. The letters cover Coxe's entire cadetship (1929-1933) and contain a detailed record of VMI student life during early 1930's. Topics include daily routines; hazing; financial concerns; academics; athletics; ROTC summer camp at Fort Hoyle, Maryland; and the Ring Figure dance.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Simeon Oliver Coxe, Jr., was born at Rapidan, Virginia on August 15, 1910. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1933 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and received a Master's degree from Cornell University. He was a Civil Engineer for his entire career, working in Knoxville, New Orleans, and Mobile. Mr. Coxe married Mary Cadell Moses in 1936; the couple had three children. He died at Spanish Fort, Alabama on October 6, 1999.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no restrictions.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Manuscript collections in the VMI Archives are made available for noncommercial educational and research use. The VMI Archives should be cited as the source. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright holders. Materials from our collections may not be redistributed, published or reproduced without permission from the VMI Archives. Contact the VMI Archives for additional information.

  • Preferred Citation

    Simeon O. Coxe, Jr. Letters. Manuscripts # 0033. Virginia Military Institute Archives.


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