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Superintendent, Correspondence, 1839-1870, Incoming (Francis H. Smith), 1839-1870

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Francis H. Smith - George W. Cullum Correspondence, 1865.  Full Text Transcriptions [Digital]
Francis H. Smith - George W. Cullum Correspondence, 1865. Full Text Transcriptions [Digital]
Incoming correspondence of VMI's first Superintendent, Francis H. Smith, for the period 1839-1870. The original 19th century filing order has been retained. Each incoming letter was assigned a number by Smith's secretary; these letters were then filed numerically by letter number within each year. Some years were further broken down into alphabetical sections (A-K; L-Z etc.) and thus have more multiple numerical sequences within an individual year. It is therefore the case that some years have more than one letter number 1, 2 etc. Some letters for the year 1870 are missing; occasional other missing letters are identifed on the index; however the series is largely complete. These letters are indexed by name of sender. Outgoing letters for the period are located in bound letter books, which are arranged chronologically.

Dates

  • 1839-1870

Creator

Extent

20 Linear Feet

  • Name Index, Smith Incoming Correspondence, 1839-1870

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

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