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Thomas B. Booth Papers

Identifier: MS-0496
A collection of letters [57 items] written by Cadet Thomas Boisseau Booth to his future wife, Agnes S. Lyon of Petersburg, Virginia. All of the letters were written from VMI, where Booth was a cadet from 1855-1858, and contain largely personal news; there are occasional references to VMI news. These are essentially letters documenting the courtship of Booth and Lyon.


  • 1855 - 1858


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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.


0.25 cubic feet (ca. 57 items)

Biographical / Historical

Thomas B. Booth (b. 1840 d. 1923) attended the Virginia Military Institute for 3 years as a member of the Class of 1860; served in Company I, 3rd Virginia Cavalry; farmer in Dinwiddie Co., VA.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450