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Scope and Contents One letter, 1884, appointing Carl M. Best a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute; and one letter of recommendation, 1886, written for Best by VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith.
Scope and Contents One document, listing laundry for VMI Cadet Charles Balmer for the period May-August 1882.
Scope and Contents The collection contains one letter from Cadet Frederick T. Amiss (Class of 1886) to his father, dated December 14, 1884. Amiss describes in detail the confrontation between cadets and Commandant Scott Shipp regarding an investigation into an explosion of the VMI magazine. Also included are three photographs of Amiss, which are all viewable online in the VMI Archives photographs database.
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.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the diary (1883-1885) written by Virginia Military Institute Cadet Thomas J. Nottingham. It contains a consistent record of the daily cadet routine as it existed during the mid- 1880's and is an excellent source for information about student life during that era. Included are specific references to recitations, fights, dress parade, the Dialectic Society (a student debating society), YMCA, girls, baseball and football games with Washington College students ("minks"),...
- Subject: Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1886 X
- 1 Amiss, Frederick T., 1866-1942
- 1 Balmer, Charles, 1865-1941
- 1 Best, Carl M. (Carl Mead), 1861-1922
- 1 Nottingham, Thomas J. (Thomas Jacob), 1864-1953
- 1 Shipp, Scott, 1839-1917
- 1 Smith, Sara Henderson, 1812-1884
- 1 Stewart, Robert E. B. (Robert Edward Bruce), 1863-1901
- 1 Williamson, Henry Watson, 1823-1884