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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet compositions -- Poetry

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander D. Exall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0354
Scope and Contents Papers from the VMI cadetship of Alexander D. Exall, Class of 1876. The collection includes a cadet scrapbook containing clippings and poetry; an autograph album containing inscriptions from his classmates; 3 photographs of Cadet Exall; and the French/English dictionary he used at VMI.

Barton family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0020
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the miscellaneous papers of three members of the Barton family who attended VMI during the mid-19th century. Papers relating to Cadet Charles M. Barton (VMI Class of 1856) include a letter dated September 28, 1855 from Charles to his cousin Joseph M. Barton, in which he complains about VMI life and about his instructor Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (Jackson is described as a "hell of a fool"). Other Charles Barton material is found in a notebook (ca. 250 pages)...

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...

Francis B. Clark collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0270
Scope and Contents Notebook containing original poetry by Cadet Francis B. Clark, Jr., including "Natural Bridge","To the Lee Family", and "Washington and Lee". The collection also contains one privately printed poem "The Irish Emigrant."

Hardaway H. Dinwiddie papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0177
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers (6 items) of Hardaway H. Dinwiddie, including manuscript of VMI valedictory speech, 1867; "phrenological analysis" 1858; calling card; poems about the New Market Cadets; certificate of withdrawal from Lexington's Masonic Lodge, 1868; and 1867 VMI commencement program.

Howard Osburn notebook

 Item
Identifier: MS-0251
Scope and Contents Notebook compiled by VMI Cadet Howard Osburn, containing copied poetry, miscellaneous orders, anecdote concerning Benjamin Ficklin, Class of 1849. 125 pages; binding not intact.

James A. Forsythe collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0307
Scope and Contents The collection includes the notebook compiled by Cadet James A. Forsythe, containing, copied poetry and company rosters; and the graduation bible presented to Cadet Forsythe. The notebook shows evidence of extensive water damage. Forsythe's photograph album is also available in the VMI Archives.

John Cocke Cadet Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0469
Scope and Contents Student notebook owned by VMI Cadet John T. B. Cocke, Virginia Military Institute Class of 1890. The volume contains copied poetry, civil engineering class notes, and list of roommate in Room 18 of Barracks, 1889-1890.

John L. Cochran papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0025
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a report card (1879) from the secondary school John L. Cochran attended before entering VMI, one letter (dated September 4, 1880) from Cochran to his mother, a diary with sketches (1881) that contains short and sporadic entries made while at VMI, and four volumes of class notes (1882-1885) taken while Cochran was a student at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania and the University of Virginia, with some examples of poetry and sketches interspersed.

John W. Steenbergen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0471
Scope and Contents The papers consist of four items dating from his cadetship: A one volume notebook containing copied poetry and miscellaneous notes; two essays; and his VMI account book documenting school expenses, 1846-1849.