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Edward C. Shepherd collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0019
Scope and Contents This collection contains three notebooks, two miscellaneous documents, and an annotated analytical geometry text that belonged to VMI cadet Edward C. Shepherd during his years as a VMI student (1851-1855).The first notebook contains approximately 50 pen and ink, hand-tinted drawings by Shepherd that were completed as assignments for VMI courses. Some drawings bear the signature of Superintendent Francis H. Smith (" Examined correct, F.H. Smith"). This notebook also includes a pencil...

James Henry Waddell papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0130
Scope and Contents 4 items, including a letter (1855) from Cadet Waddell to his sister, that contains a detailed description and pencil drawing of his room (#14) in Barracks and of his roomates (Barksdale, Penn, Magruder, Shepherd, Wilson); a second drawing of a barracks room & roommates (similar to a sketch found in the Shepherd Collection, MS#0019); pencil map, 8 inches x 10 inches, labeled "Plan of Battle of Bethel Church, June 10, 1861." Letter of recommendation, 1879, written by VMI's Superintendent...

Thomas F. Barksdale papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0062
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two items. The first is a letter dated January 25, 1855 from a Prussian official, denying Thomas F. Barksdale and his roommates permission to enter the Prussian Army. The second item is a notebook that contains: Class notes, including notes taken in Stonewall Jackson's class section in Natural Philsophy (a course that would today be most similar to Physics) and notes taken in Analytical Geometry class taught by Francis H. SmithA resolution issued by...

William E. Fife quarterly grade report

 Item
Identifier: MS-0345
Scope and Contents VMI quarterly grade report for Cadet William E. Fife, dated April 1, 1852. The document was completed and signed by Superintendent Francis H. Smith.

William T. Hardy collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0084
Scope and Contents This collection consists of drawing exercises (bound notebook and unbound drawings) completed while William T. Hardy was a VMI cadet, and one wartime letter (dated May 12, 1864) to his wife, in which he briefly discusses battle at Spotsylvania Court House.