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Charles T. Haigh Notebook-Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0016
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a one volume notebook-diary kept by Virginia Military Institute Cadet Charles T. Haigh in 1862- 1864. The volume provides insight into the life and concerns of a VMI cadet during the Civil War. It primarily contains poetry written by his classmates, as well as poetry by Sara Henderson Smith, the wife of VMI's Superintendent, Francis H. Smith. The diary portion contains sparse entries for the period March-May 1863. Included are occasional references to...

Cincinnatus Monument scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0243
Scope and Contents 2 scrapbooks documenting the history and dedication of VMI's Cincinnatus Monument. The monument was unveiled and dedicated on November 11, 1983. The scrapbooks were compiled by Monument Committee member Percy M. "Pete" Lincoln, Jr., VMI Class of 1957.

Commandant of Cadets Historical Records

 Series
Identifier: RG-10-Commandant-Historical
Scope and Contents Bound and unbound historical records documenting the operation of the Commandant's office and of the Corps of Cadets. The earliest examples date from 1839, the first year of the Institute. Items include: guard records, morning reports, demerit books, inspection books, permit books, muster rolls, record of events, penalty tour and confinement records, Commandant orders and memoranda, World War I Training Camp (1917-1918), ordnance stores (1858, 1861), George C. Marshall signed amnesty...

Edmund Berkeley letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0154
Scope and Contents One letter (November 26, 1863) from Cadet Edmund Berkeley to his mother. Berkeley has been informed of his sister's death and offers consolation to his mother. He also gives VMI news and complains about the food (early reference to "growley" a VMI slang word used for mess hall food).

Edward M. Watson Letter

 Item
Identifier: MS-0011
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one letter (September 17, 1868) written by Virginia Military Institute Cadet Edward M. Watson to his father. Watson describes in detail the typical daily new cadet routine at VMI during the post-Civil War years. Topics include reveille, roll call, inspections, meals, study and recitation, drill and parade. The letter contains one of the earliest documented examples of term "rat" as a reference to a new cadet.

Founders Day Speech

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0466
Scope and Contents A four page holograph manuscript containing the text of a speech given by an unidentified speaker on the Institute's Founders Day anniversary, November 11, 1843. "With you in a great degree it rests to sustain the name of the Institution which herafter you will be proud to acknowledge as your Alma Mater, the brightest hopes and fondest dreams of our Common State."

Francis H. Smith Circular Letter Soliciting Items to Establish a Museum at VMI

 Item
Identifier: RG-02-Outgoing-18450227
Scope and Contents Virginia Military Institute printed circular, signed in ink by Superintendent Francis H. Smith, petitioning alumni for donations of "Curiousities, both literary and natural" to help establish a Museum at VMI. This examples is dated February 27, 1845, and addressed to William S. Beale, a member of the Class of 1843.

Also mentions addition to Barracks, new Gun House, Society of Cadets Hall, and Library.

Frederick M. Moyer scrapbook

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Identifier: MS-0138
Scope and Contents Scrapbook compiled by Cadet Frederick M. Moyer, containing clippings, photographs, letters and other mementos, most concerning his VMI wrestling career.

Frederick T. Amiss Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0479
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.

Giles Gunn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0292
Scope and Contents The papers consist of five letters (1848-1854) written by Giles Gunn, a native of Connecticut, while he was a schoolteacher in Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia. The letters, addressed primarily to his sister Mary (living at the Gunn home in Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut), include discussions of interesting local events as well as references to family. Topics include commencement at the Virginia Military Institute; a detailed description of his school and his methods of...

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1 Amiss, Frederick T., 1866-1942
1 Anderson, Joseph R. (Joseph Reid), 1851-1930
1 Arnold, Laura Ann Jackson, 1826-1911
1 Atwill, Samuel F. (Samuel Francis), 1846-1864
1 Barton Family
1 Barton, Bolling W. (Bolling Walter), 1845-1924
1 Barton, Charles M. (Charles Marshall), 1836-1862
1 Barton, Randolph, 1844-1921
1 Beale, William S. (William Steenbergen)
1 Berkeley, Edmund, 1847-1906
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1 Blackburn, Tom, 1834-1854
1 Breedlove, James W. (James Winchester), 1843-1889
1 Bunting, Josiah, III, 1939-
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1 Campbell, R. Henry (Robert Henry)
1 Carrington, Edward C., Jr. (Edward Codrington)
1 Chalmers, William M. (William Murray), 1845-1895
1 Chenoweth, Joseph H. (Joseph Hart), 1837-1862
1 Christian, Julia Jackson
1 Cocke, William H. (William Horner), 1874-1938
2 Couper, Wm. (William), b. 1884
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1 Edmondson, James K., 1832-1898
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1 Flowerree, Daniel W. (Daniel Walton), 1838-1878
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2 Gilham, William, 1818-1872
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1 Humphreys, J. O.
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1 Irby, Richard L., 1918-2002
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1 James, John G. (John Garland), 1844-1930
1 John K. Gilliat and Company (London, England)
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1 Johnson, Mortimer H. (Mortimer Howell), 1815-1889
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1 Lejeune, John Archer, 1867-1942
1 Lewis, Norborne C. (Norborne Clark), 1846-1905
1 Lincoln, Percy M. (Percy Marsh), 1931-
1 Lyell, John W. (John Warner), 1838-1902
2 Madison, Robert L. (Robert Lewis), 1828-1878
2 Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959
1 Marshall, Richard J., 1895-1973
1 Maury, Dabney Herndon, 1822-1900
1 McDonald, Marshall, 1835-1895
1 McGuire, Hunter, 1835-1900
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1 Merritt, James L. (James Love), 1845-1911
1 Milton, William H. (William Hammond), 1900-1984
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1 Morrison, James L., Jr. (James Lunsford)
1 Moyer, Frederick M. (Frederick Madison), 1923-1974
1 Nichols, E. W. (Edward West), 1858-1927
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1 Preston, Margaret Junkin, 1820-1897
1 Prince, Joseph B. (Joseph Brown), 1844-1903
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1 Randolph, Norwood B. (Norwood Beverley), 1849-1874
4 Shipp, Scott, 1839-1917
9 Smith, Francis H. (Francis Henney), 1812-1890
2 Smith, Sara Henderson, 1812-1884
2 Virginia Military Institute. Board of Visitors
2 Virginia Military Institute. Office of Communications and Marketing
2 Virginia Military Institute. Office of the Commandant
2 Virginia Military Institute. Office of the Deputy Superintendent for Academics and Dean of the Faculty
12 Virginia Military Institute. Office of the Superintendent.
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