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Henry T. Cocke Papers

Identifier: MS-0113
Scope and Contents Letter (3 pages; Feb. 20, 1894) from Cadet Cocke to his mother. Topics include snowstorm, debating society orations, raiding local hen houses for "rooster fighting" in Barracks. The collection also include his cadet account book, containing a list of VMI expenses for 1891-1895.

John E. Roller papers

Identifier: MS-0171
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal correspondence, 1862-1870, including: Civil War era letters from cadet friends concerning life at VMI Civil War dispatches and telegrams that date from John E. Roller's service with the Confederate States Engineers, including one document signed by General Robert E. Lee Scrapbook (circa 1910) that contains clippings about Civil War battles, veterans, unit reunions, monument dedications, and related information Two...

Joseph H. Chenoweth papers

Identifier: MS-0107
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters (dated 1855 to 1861) written by Joseph H. Chenoweth to his parents Lemuel Chenoweth and Nancy A. Hart. Letters dating from his cadetship cover topics such as exams, trips, and demerits, and provide a good portrait of pre-Civil War cadet life.Letters dated from 1860 to 1861 were written while Chenoweth was a Professor at Maryland Agricultural College and at VMI. Topics include the election of 1860, John T. L. Preston, and religion.This...

Philip C. Gibbs notebook

Identifier: MS-0106
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one notebook (approximately 145 pages) reflecting cadet life from 1848 to 1851. The notebook includes: Accounts of Corps of Cadets trips to Richmond, Petersburg, Norfolk and Rockbridge Alum Springs, Virginia Cadet poetry and essays Poetry by Sara Henderson Smith Addresses delivered before the Cadet Dialectic Society (a literary and debating society) Discussion of exams (1851) in English and natural...

Robert E. B. Stewart collection

Identifier: MS-0263
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers, approximately 30 items, of Robert E. B. Stewart. The collection includes a notebook containing orations delivered before VMI cadet debating societies; drawings completed as class assignments at VMI; and a few clippings concerning his life after he left the Institute.

Society of Cadets and Virginia Dialectic Society certificates

Identifier: MS-0135-Oversized
Scope and Contents A collection of certificates awarded to graduating members by two 19th century cadet literary and debating organizations known as The Society of Cadets (established 1840) and the Virginia Dialectic Society (established 1848). The certificates of James V. Hall (Class of 1852) and Edward L. Fant (Class of 1856) were autographed by classmates.