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Scope and Contents The William H. Dudley Papers consist of two documents reflecting 1870's VMI cadet life. The letter of October 5, 1872, from Cadet Dudley (Class of 1874) to his mother contains references to various VMI routines (declamation, drill), as well as family information. A VMI quarterly report (October 1, 1873) includes class marks, account information, and comments by Superintendent Francis H. Smith concerning demerits for conduct. Infractions included "laughing in ranks," "talking in church," and...
Found in: Virginia Military Institute Archives