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C. Rodes Hood, Jr. papers

Identifier: MS-0530
Letters written to and from Virginia Military Institute Cadet C. Rodes Hood, Jr. (VMI Class of 1920) and his parents. The bulk of the correspondence is between father and son. Topics includes VMI cadet life for the period 1916-1917; details about the family's cotton business and life on Magenta plantation, Washington County, Mississippi (including economic matters, politics, race relations, family personal news.

The letter of April 6, 1917 describes reaction in Greenville, Mississippi to announcement that the United States was entering World War I.


  • 1916 - 1917


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.5 Linear Feet (one document box)

Biographical / Historical

C. Rodes Hood, Jr. (1900-1969) was a non-graduating member of the Class of 1920. He entered VMI in 1916, but following the death of his father in 1917 returned home to manage his family's Magenta plantation near Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi. He was later a businessman and civic leader in Bowling Green, Missouri.

Clifton Rodes Hood, Sr. (1861-1917) spent his life as a cotton planter at his family home, Magenta plantation in Washington County, Mississippi.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

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VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450