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James D. Hankins papers

Identifier: MS-0144
Six letters, 1920-1921, written by Cadet James D. Hankins to his cousin Florence. He describes many features of cadet life during the early 1920's, including a New Year's Eve celebration, a feud between the first and third classes, throwing "bombs" in Barracks courtyard, final exams, and a ghost haunting barracks.


  • 1920 - 1921


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6 items

General Note

James DeWitt Hankins, b. Clover Lick, WVA, 1902; VMI Class of 1923; teacher; d. Richmond, VA, 1978.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Related / Analytical Title

Hankins papers.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450