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Jaqueline Beverly Stanard papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0083
Scope and Contents Collection (ca. 20 items) includes letters from Cadet Stanard to his family (1863-1864); telegram concerning Stanard's body; letters from his brother Robert to their mother (1865); 2 essays written at VMI.

Jennings Cropper Wise papers

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Identifier: MS-0004
Scope and Contents The Jennings C. Wise Papers consist primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence from the period 1910-1960. Included are letters dating from his years as Professor and Commandant of Cadets at VMI, from his practice of law, and from his retirement period in which he devoted himself primarily to writing. Wise was passionately interested in the history and future development of VMI and much of the correspondence reflects his ongoing involvement with the school. He often held controversial...

John B. Snodgrass Civil War Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0072
Scope and Contents Eight letters and one letter fragment from Cadet Snodgrass to his sister Kate. All dated 1862 and written from VMI. Primary topic is the war and its effect on his family; occasional references to VMI. Mentions that Corps of Cadets has been ordered to aid General Jackson (see April 19, May 1, May 18); says he is "anxious to get a shot at the enemy."

John B. Strange letter

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Identifier: MS-0153
Scope and Contents Strange's letter to his sister Anne was written just a few months after the Institute's opening day, and is one of the oldest personal cadet letters still in existence. Strange mentions several aspects of cadet life that were common during the pre-Civil War era: Final examinations were given orally rather than as written tests, presided over by faculty and the VMI Board of Visitors and open to the public; summer furlough was not automatic, and many cadets stayed at the Institute throughout the...

John E. Roller Papers

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Identifier: MS-0171
Scope and Contents The John E. Roller Papers consist of personal incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1862-1870, including Civil War era letters from cadet friends concerning life at VMI; Civil War dispatches and telegrams (1864), dating from his service with the Confederate States Engineers, including one document signed by General Robert E. Lee; scrapbook, ca. 1910, containing clippings about Civil War battles, veterans, unit reunions, monument...

John F. Hanna cadet diary

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Identifier: MS-0317
Scope and Contents Hanna's diary contains a colorful account of life at VMI and in Lexington during the spring of 1864. Entries begin April 17, 1864 and end May 9, 1864. On May 10, the cadets were called to active duty at the request of Gen. John C. Breckinridge and on May 15 participated in the Battle of New Market. The entries contain comments about VMI activities and people, Lexington social life, and discussion of personal concerns. This volume was picked up by a Union soldier, probably when Union...

John G. James papers

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Identifier: MS-0319
Scope and Contents The papers consist of 16 letters and one postcard written by John G. James to his friend Samuel Y. Ferguson of Witchita Falls, Texas. Of special interest is the letter of April 17, 1927, in which James describes his memories of witnessing the VMI Corps of Cadets arrival in Richmond, April 1861, under the command of Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson. This same letter contains a brief recollection of James' participation in Jackson's funeral. Other letters contain James family information, political...

John K. Gilliat and Company documents

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0306
Scope and Contents The collection contains two Gilliat-related documents--one letter from John L. Gilliat to Lewis D. Crenshaw (dated Bank of England, Feb. 7, 1884), discussing status of VMI's debt to the company; and one bank draft (Canadian Bank of Commerce), payable to John K. Gilliat & Co., Feb. 23, 1876.

John Sims Papers

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Identifier: MS-0475
Scope and Contents The papers consist of 14 letters written by VMI Cadet John Sims (Class of 1871), to members of his family. Dated 1868-1871, the correspondence provides rich details of cadet life during that era, as well as containing personal news. Sims mentions many leisure activities --a traveling theater troupe, baseball vs. Washington and Lee University Lee, debating societies, ice skating--as well commenting on academic life and routine events. The letter dated October 17, 1870 mentions viewing the body...

John T. L. Preston - Francis H. Smith Correspondence

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Identifier: RG-01-Correspondence-Preston - Smith
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Francis H. Smith, who became VMI's first Superintendent, and John T. L. Preston relating to the organization and opening of VMI. Includes four letters from Preston to Smith; and one letter from Smith to Preston, in which he accepts the job offered by the Board of Visitors to serve as Superintendent (originally called Principal Professor). One related letter is from Francis H. Smith to William Atkinson or Atkison, in which Smith asks for advice about VMI's job...

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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
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1 Bunting, Josiah, III, 1939-
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1 Campbell, R. Henry (Robert Henry)
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1 Chalmers, William M. (William Murray), 1845-1895
1 Chenoweth, Joseph H. (Joseph Hart), 1837-1862
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1 Dorman, Charles P., 1794-1849
1 Downing, Samuel, 1842-1885
1 DuPont, Henry
1 Edmondson, James K., 1832-1898
1 Ezekiel, Moses Jacob, 1844-1917
1 Figgat, Charles M. (Charles Miles), ?-1899
1 Flannagan, William W. (William Walker), 1843-1923
1 Flowerree, Daniel W. (Daniel Walton), 1838-1878
1 Fry, Henry P. (Henry Peck), 1881-1956
1 Gatewood, Andrew C. L. (Andrew Cameron Lewis), 1843-1919
1 Gibbons, Alfred Ringgold
1 Gibbs, Nellie Tracy, 1868-1948
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2 Gilham, William, 1818-1872
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1 Hanna, John F. (John Francis), 1843-1885
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1 Humphreys, J. O.
1 Hunter, David
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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3 Kilbourne, Charles E. (Charles Evans), 1872-1963
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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
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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
1 Niess, Richard C. (Richard Charles), 1923-
1 Overton, Archibald W. (Archibald Waller), 1845-1920
1 Perkins, Louisa Henderson
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1 Phillips, Charles C. (Charles Coatsworth)
1 Phillips, H. Franklin, 1921-
1 Phillips, Samuel T. (Samuel Travers)
1 Preston, John Thomas Lewis, 1811-1890
1 Preston, Margaret Junkin, 1820-1897
1 Prince, Joseph B. (Joseph Brown), 1844-1903
1 Radford, William N. (William Norvell), 1846-1872
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
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