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Richard C. Taylor letter

Identifier: MS-0159
Scope and Contents One letter from Cadet Richard C. Taylor to his father, dated January 15, 1854. He describes in detail the circumstances surrounding the murder of his classmate Cadet Thomas Blackburn by Charles B. Christian, a Washington College law student.

Thomas J. Nottingham papers

Identifier: MS-0017
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"),...

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1 Blackburn, Tom, 1834-1854
1 Christian, Charles B. (Charles Burks)
1 Nottingham, Thomas J. (Thomas Jacob), 1864-1953
1 Smith, Sara Henderson, 1812-1884
1 Taylor, Richard C., 1835-1917
1 Williamson, Henry Watson, 1823-1884