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Paul Welles papers

Identifier: MS-0141
Personal papers, 1897-1950, of VMI faculty member Paul Welles. The papers include personal correspondence and diaries (1928-1950), records from his military career (1916-1919); photos; speeches; certificates (oversized). Little of the collection relates to Welles' career at VMI.


  • 1897 - 1950


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There are no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections in the VMI Archives are made available for 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.


1 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes and oversized folder)

Biographical / Historical

Paul Welles, b. 1884, Antwerp, Belgium; graduate Amherst College and University of Southern California; at Mexican border with 7th Regiment, NY National Guard, 1916; Major, U. S. Army Signal Corps, 1917-1919, stationed in France; educator; VMI Faculty member (Professor of German and French), 1930-1950; d. 1950, New Bedford, MA; buried Lexington, VA.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks; and Oversized case 2

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450