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George A. Goodman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0044-oversized
Scope and Contents This collection consists of eleven items related to George A. Goodman. Included are the following:
  • VMI Diploma and Cadet Dialectic Society certificates
  • Letters of recommendation (1859) from Francis H. Smith and Thomas H. Williamson
  • Miscellaneous Civil War documents including commissions, oaths of allegiance, and prison parole

John F. Early papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0012
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the letters and diary of cadet John F. Early (1830-1894), who attended VMI from 1848 to 1850. The one volume diary-notebook contains short and sporadic entries regarding daily routines and special events. The diary contains one of the earliest references to Superintendent Francis H. Smith as "Spex" (April 30, 1850). The diary also contains lists of cadets, room occupants, and poetry of Sara Henderson Smith ("The Old Gray Coat") and others. The five letters were...

Patton Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0360
Scope and Contents A collection of 35 miscellaneous documents, 1855-1924, relating to various members of the Patton family. Primary subjects are the three individuals named George S. Patton--father, son, and grandson--all of whom attended VMI. The papers include letters, biographical information, bank drafts, commissions, and miscellaneous Civil War manuscripts. Also included one of the maps used by General George Patton at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. An inventory is available.

Simeon B. Gibbons notebook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0046
Scope and Contents This collections consists of a one volume commonplace book that belonged to VMI cadet Simeon B. Gibbons. The book contains notes, poetry, lists, and other writings.

Thomas T. Munford collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0158
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers of Thomas T. Munford, including three personal letters from Munford: 1861 April 18 to Charles Ellis, discussing the outbreak of war; 1864 May 9 to George P. Tayloe, his father-in-law, discussing the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House; May 21 1865 to Sallie Munford, his niece, expressing sadness caused by the South's defeat. Other papers include a photostat of Munford's Special Orders No. 6 dated 1865 April 25; the architecture textbook used by Munford during his cadetship...

Waller Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0484
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence (1821-1849) to and from various members of the William M. Waller family of Amherst County, Virginia. The 1820's letters are largely from William M. Waller to his wife, Sarah. They were the parents of Cadet William M. Waller, VMI Class of 1852. Later correspondence includes letters to Cadet Waller at VMI. The bulk of the correspondence pertains to family and business matters. Also included is Cadet Waller's appointment to VMI (1848).

William O. Yager journal

 Item
Identifier: MS-0188
Scope and Contents Fragment, approximately 25 pages, of a journal kept by Cadet William O. Yager. The bulk concerns a dispute between his classmates John A. Thompson and William M. Gordon that led to a court of inquiry/court martial. The journal also contains lists of roommates and poetry.