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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1900-1909

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Camillus Christian, Jr. Cadet Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0031
Scope and Contents The Camillus Christian account book contains a listing of school expenses (1909-1913) incurred while Christian was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute.

Conway Howard scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0121
Scope and Contents Two scrapbooks, 1896-1900, compiled by Cadet Conway Howard. Contents include VMI memorabilia, clippings, photographs illustrating cadet life, programs and other items pertaining to athletic events. The scrapbooks provide excellent documentation of cadet life for the period.

Francis E. Beeton scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0133
Scope and Contents Scrapbook compiled by Francis E. Beeton, VMI Class of 1912. Contents include photographs taken in 1909 during his VMI cadetship; misc. clippings from the 1940's and 1950's tracing the career of Gen. George C. Marshall and other notable VMI alumni.

Frank A. Fickes drawing

 Item
Identifier: MS-0214
Scope and Contents One original charcoal sketch (ca. 1908) by Frank A. Fickes, published in the 1911 VMI yearbook. The sketch features a skull, snakes, and ghost, symbols of "TKL" a cadet secret society.

George S. Plants collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0029
Scope and Contents The collection consists of four items relating primarily to the Virginia Military Institute cadetship (1904-1906) of George Sands Plants. Included are Plants's cadet account book, listing VMI expenses 1904-1906; a notebook containing popular VMI football yells, circa 1905; one letter (May 14, 1905) from Plants to his parents concerning the Mess Hall fire and mentioning the upcoming New Market Day ceremony; and one letter from Plants's classmate Jesse P. Jarvis, dated July 1909.

Henry P. Fry collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0266
Scope and Contents Four volumes typescript "Memories of the Old VMI", written by Henry P. Fry ca. 1950. Fry describes his life as a cadet from January 1898-June 1901. Particular emphasis is placed on the Class of 1901 and Fry's classmate Cadet George C. Marshall. Collection also includes family photographs, miscellaneous correspondence, misc. other documents.

John E. Townes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0487
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photograph albums, diplomas, and miscellaneous papers documenting the life of John Edward Townes. The photos depict both his VMI cadetship and his subsequent career in the U. S. Army Coast Artillery Corps (1908-1920) and at VMI as a faculty member (1921-1956). During World War I he served in France with the American Expeditionary Force (AEF).

John M. Luke papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0302
Contents Note Miscellaneous papers, 1900-1928, of John M. Luke. The papers consist of 4 letters of recommendation from VMI Faculty members; 1 letter from VMI Superintendent William H. Cocke to Luke; commissioning certificate (oath of office), Oct. 1918; and one VMI dance card.

Letter of appointment to VMI for Hamilton B. Caskie, 1904-06-29

 Item
Scope and Contents Letter of appointment to VMI for Hamilton B. Caskie, Class of 1909

Ora M. Baldinger papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0125
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers (ca. 40 items) dating from the cadetship of Ora M. Baldinger, VMI Class of 1910. Included are his cadet account book, grade reports, receipts, and class notes from Engineering and Physics.