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Charles P. Dorman papers

Identifier: MS-0066
This collection (approximately 60 items) consists of letters to Charles Dorman in capacity as an attorney, documents regarding the settlement of his estate by executor William C. Lewis, and a contemporary copy of the legislative bill establishing VMI.


  • 1834-1859


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0.25 cubic feet (approximately 60 items)

Biographical / Historical

General Charles P. Dorman, was born in 1794 in Lexington, Virginia. He was a lawyer, member of the Virginia legislature, and on the VMI Board of Visitors, 1839-1848. Dorman was instrumental in gaining passage of bill creating VMI. He was a brigadier general in the Virginia Militia. He died in 1849 near Lexington.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450