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John L. Cochran papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0025
This collection consists of a report card (1879) from the secondary school John L. Cochran attended before entering VMI, one letter (dated September 4, 1880) from Cochran to his mother, a diary with sketches (1881) that contains short and sporadic entries made while at VMI, and four volumes of class notes (1882-1885) taken while Cochran was a student at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania and the University of Virginia, with some examples of poetry and sketches interspersed.

Dates

  • 1879-1885

Creator

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Conditions Governing Use

There are no known restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. The VMI Archives must be cited as the source of the content in publication. Contact the VMI Archives for additional information.

Extent

7 items

Biographical / Historical

John Lynn Cochran was born at "Folly Farm" in Augusta County, Virginia on November 9, 1863. His parents were James C. Cochran and Elizabeth Brooke. He attended VMI during from 1879 to 1881, and subsequently attended Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania), from which he graduated in 1883. In the fall of 1883 he enrolled at the University of Virginia, where he became ill with typhoid fever. Cochran never regained his health and he died at "Folly Farm" on January 22, 1887.

Physical Location

Manuscripts stacks.
Title
A GUIDE TO THE JOHN L. COCHRAN PAPERS, 1879-1885

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

Contact:
VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450
540-464-7516