Philip A. Fitzhugh papers
Miscellaneous papers, bulk dating from cadetship. Include six letters from Fitzhugh to his brother containing references to cadet life (graduation; hazing "plebes"; death of Henry C. Reid, Class of 1846; Washington College students, called "minks"); handwritten issue of a cadet newspaper called "The Royal Caroline", dated March 21, 1846; VMI letter of appointment and two grades reports; invitation to Society of Cadets meeting; medical school speech; letter to Fitzhugh from Henry T. Lee regarding Daniel Lee Powell, Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1844; student notebook.
- 1843 - 1849
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Biographical / Historical
Philip A Fitzhugh, b. 1824, Middlesex County, VA.; graduate Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1846; physician; CSA veteran; d. 1908 Northampton, VA.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Margaret L. Hunt. Method of acquisition--gift; Date of acquisition--1946. Notebook gift of David W. Gaddy (in memory of William A. Tidwell, VMI Class of 1939), 2010..