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Simeon O. Coxe, Jr. letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0033
This collection consists of a one volume typewritten transcription of letters written by cadet Simeon Oliver Coxe (Class of 1933) to his parents in Richmond, Virginia. The letters cover Coxe's entire cadetship (1929-1933) and contain a detailed record of VMI student life during early 1930s. Topics include the following:
  • Daily routines
  • Hazing
  • Financial concerns
  • Academics
  • Athletics
  • ROTC summer camp at Fort Hoyle, Maryland
  • Ring Figure dance

Dates

  • 1929-1933

Creator

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Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections in the VMI Archives are made available for noncommercial educational and research use. The VMI Archives should be cited as the source. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright holders. Materials from our collections may not be redistributed, published or reproduced without permission from the VMI Archives. Contact the VMI Archives for additional information.

Extent

1 items

Biographical / Historical

Simeon Oliver Coxe, Jr., was born at Rapidan, Virginia on August 15, 1910. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1933 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and received a Master's degree from Cornell University. He was a Civil Engineer for his entire career, working in Knoxville, New Orleans, and Mobile. Mr. Coxe married Mary Cadell Moses in 1936; the couple had three children. He died at Spanish Fort, Alabama on October 6, 1999.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks
Title
A GUIDE TO THE SIMEON O. COXE COLLECTION, 1929-1933

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

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