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Records of Superintendent Scott Shipp, 1890-1907

 Sub-Group
Identifier: RG-02-02-ShippS
Official records of the Scott Shipp administration, including correspondence, annual reports, and related papers/records for the period 1890-1907.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1890 - 1907

Creator

Extent

20 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

Brigadier General Scott Shipp (b. 1839 d. 1917) graduated from VMI in 1859 and was the first VMI alumnus to serve as Superintendent. He served on the VMI faculty from 1859-1889, at various times teaching Mathematics, Latin, and Tactics. He also served as the Commandant of Cadets from 1862-1889 and was in command of the Corps at the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864. He took office as the Institute's second Superintendent on January 1, 1890 and retired on June 30, 1907. He died at age 78 on December 4, 1917.

Physical Location

Archives stacks, Record Group 02, Superintendent

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

Contact:
VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450
540-464-7516