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Charles H. Carson collection

Identifier: MS-0047
Collection (ca. 20 cf) of historic newspapers (individual issues), miscellaneous manuscripts& ephemera, compiled and indexed by Carson. The items cover numerous unrelated topics, although many of the newspapers date from the Civil War. The collection was presented to VMI as the "Carson Historical Papers" in 1941 as a memorial to Lt. Robert P. Carson, VMI Class of 1854.


  • 1800 - 1900


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers.

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.


20 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

Charles H. Carson b. 1894, Abingdon, Virginia, graduated Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1915; army officer, World War I; journalist; d. 1950 in Lexington, VA.

Physical Location

Manuscripts stacks; Oversized case 9; Archives stacks, Oversized shelving

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles H. Carson, 1941.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450