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Virginia Military Institute -- Academics -- History -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

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)...

Bolling W. Barton papers, 1863-1864

 Series
Scope and Contents Includes four class exercises and one note indicating math and French marks. Also includes two items of correspondence.

Cadet drawings, class assignments and exercises

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0203
Scope and Contents A collection of 19th century cadet drawings (approximately 200 items) completed primarily as assignments for Professor Thomas H. Williamson's architecture, engineering, and drawing courses at the Virginia Military Institute. A few of the drawings were completed for a geometry course and other mathematics courses, or were not class assignments.Some of the geometry drawings are signed by the supervising professors, including e.g. Superintendent Francis H. Smith, who also...

VMI Course Catalogs [catalogue]

 Series
Identifier: RG-06-Publications-Catalogs
Scope and Contents This series contains the official academic catalog of the Virginia Military Institute.

Catalogue of Library, Virginia Military Institute, 1855

 Item
Identifier: RG-16-Historical-Catalog, 1855
Scope and Contents The first known printed library catalog at VMI, listing books available as of 1855. The original catalog is extant through page 64. Pages 65-80 are available through a photocopy provided by the Library of Congress. The entire publication is viewable online.

Charles M. Barton papers, 1855-1870

 Series
Scope and Contents Includes one letter dated September 28, 1855 from Charles M. Barton 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"). Also included is a notebook (ca. 250 pages) containing poetry copied by Cadet Barton, including "The Faculty of the VMI" which describes Francis H. Smith, John T.L. Preston and other early faculty members; class notes from lectures given by Francis...

Composition "Life", circa 1863

 Item
Scope and Contents Composition for an assignment at VMI that discusses thoughts on life.

Composition "Life", circa 1863

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/902

Composition "War", circa 1863

 Item
Scope and Contents Composition for an assignment at VMI that discusses thoughts on war.

Composition "War", circa 1863

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/906