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Historical Sketch of the Establishment and Organization of the Virginia Military Institute, 1889 July 4

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Historical Sketch of the Establishment and Organization of the Virginia Military Institute, 1889 [Digital]
Historical Sketch of the Establishment and Organization of the Virginia Military Institute, 1889 [Digital]
Typescript sketch written by John T. L. Preston. It was prepared at the request of the VMI Board of Visitors to mark Institute's Semi-Centennial celebration. Preston had planned to deliver this as an address, but he was not able to do so and it was read by his son Rev. Dr. T. L. Preston.

Includes details about events leading to the establishment of VMI, including debates in the local Franklin Society and letters to the local newspaper written by Preston under the penname "Cives" in 1835.

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  • 1889 July 4

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1 items : typescript with annotations by Preston