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Robert Beverley notebooks

Identifier: MS-0024
This collection consists of two poetry notebooks compiled by VMI cadet Robert Beverley during the period of 1874 to 1875. The volumes contain original poetry composed by VMI cadets, as well as copied verses. Cadet authors include Smith Caruthers (Class of 1875), Samuel M. Cooper (Class of 1876), Selby Jones (Class of 1864), and Charles D. Walker (Class of 1869). The notebooks also contain poetry by faculty member Robert L. Madison. An index is located in front of volume one.


  • 1874-1875


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2 items (Two bound notebooks. One volume contains two loose leaves in front.)

Biographical / Historical

Robert Beverley was born at "Avenell" in Fauquier County, Virginia on April 26, 1858, the fourth son and tenth child of Robert Beverley and Jane Eliza Carter. He graduated from VMI in 1876 and married Richardetta (some records say Georgetta) Earl Carter in December 1879. The couple had four sons and one daughter. Beverley spent his adult life as a farmer. He died at the Beverley family ancestral home in "Blandfield" (located in Essex County on the Rappahannock River) on December 28, 1928.

Physical Location

Manuscript Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450