Skip to main content

John S. Webb papers

Identifier: MS-0040
This collection consists of the professional papers (25 items, 1883-1905) of John S. Webb. Included are two letters concerning a railroad under construction in Mississippi, a patent for a rail joint (with sketch), blueprints, and drawings from various construction projects. Additionally, there are eight photographs.


  • 1883-1905


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions

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.


25 items

Biographical / Historical

John Samuel Webb was born on July 24, 1845 in Prince George County, Virgina to Samuel Gibson Webb and Katherine Heath. Webb graduated from VMI in 1867 and was a New Market cadet. He spent most of his career as a civil engineer, working for railroads throughout the South. He died on December 26, 1919 in Petersburg, Virginia.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450