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Spencer L. Carter Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS 0036

Dates

  • 1890 – 1893 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2 items (Whole)

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The Spencer L. Carter Collection contains two items dating from Carter's Virginia Military Institute cadetship. Included is a notebook (binding missing) compiled by Carter, concerning VMI football and baseball. It includes lists of teams, game scores, and plays. The collection also contains an annotated copy of "The VMI Scrapbook," a compilation of cadet poetry and prose published in 1891. Carter added notes concerning the VMI Class of 1893, cadet officers, and Kappa Alpha Fraternity members.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Spencer Leslie Carter, son of Thomas H. and Susan Carter, was born in King William County, Virginia on May 10, 1873. He entered the Virginia Military Institute in 1889 and graduated in 1893. Carter spent his career as a businessman, holding executive positions in various corporations, including the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation. He married Roberta Atkinson on November 30, 1904; the couple had two daughters, Eda and Susan. Carter died in Richmond, Virginia on July 3, 1950. He is buried at Hollywood (Richmond, VA) Cemetery.

  • 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

    Spencer L. Carter Collection. MS0036. Virginia Military Institute Archives.

Instances

  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    MS Small Collections 0034-0036
    Container 2 Type
    Folder
    Container 2 Indicator
    MS0036

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