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Shipp, Scott, 1839-1917

 Person

Brigadier General Scott Shipp (b. 1839 d. 1917) graduated from VMI in 1859 and was the first VMI alumnus to serve as Superintendent. He served on the VMI faculty from 1859-1889, at various times teaching Mathematics, Latin, and Tactics. He also served as the Commandant of Cadets from 1862-1889 and was in command of the Corps at the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864. He took office as the Institute's second Superintendent on January 1, 1890 and retired on June 30, 1907. He died at age 78 on December 4, 1917.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Office of the Superintendent. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1840 - 1915

 Sub-Series
Scope and Contents This box contains incoming and outgoing letters that do not fit in the larger correspondence series for the period, including: --unnumbered incoming letters, 1840-1870 --misc. numbered letters that do not fit in the known sequence, including a few examples from the 1870's for which there are no other extant incoming letters. --Misc. original outgoing letters (copies in letter books) --Misc. copies of outgoing letters, (perhaps a second copy in addition to...

Scott Shipp. Biographical File, 1859 - [ongoing]

 File
Scope and Contents Scott Shipp individual biographical file, compiled over decades. Contains biographical and genealogical information. Shipp served as VMI's second Superintendent, from 1890-1907

Scott Shipp. Official Correspondence Files, 1890 - 1907

 Series
Scope and Contents Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, of VMI's 2nd Superintendent, Scott Shipp. Incoming and outgoing letters were maintained separately. Outgoing letters are in bound letterbook volumes. Incoming letters are in box/folder sequence

Scott Shipp Personal Papers, 1861 - 1917

 File
Scope and Contents Correspondence, certificates, financial records, photographs, and printed material that Scott Shipp maintained in his personal files during his time at the Virginia Military Institute and his retirement.