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Sidney R. Perry Collection

Identifier: MS-0456
The collection consists of a 40 page diary kept by Virginia Militiary Institute Cadet Sidney Perry from 1888-1891; a Class of 1892 photograph album containing photos of classmates, faculty, and cadet life; and six individual images, primarily summer camp scenes, circa 1890. The diary includes details of daily cadet life and an account of the death of Cadet Warner T. Taliaferro died following a fight with a fellow cadet, Frank W. McConnico.


  • 1888 - 1892


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8 items

Biographical / Historical

Sidney Rawson Perry was born in 1873, in Key West, FL. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1892 and subsequently studied and practiced law. He died in 1929 in Sarasota, FL

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks
The Finding Aid data below records the basic information for an already existing EAD finding aid located in the Virginia Heritage Project database (VIVA consortium initiative in which VMI participates).

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450