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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet compositions -- Prose

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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

Frank R. Pancake papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0507
Content Description

Miscellaneous personal papers, including photographs and English class essays dating from his VMI cadetship (1934-1938); personal letters (bulk to his parents), mementos and photographs dating from Pancake's assignment to SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) in the late 1950's; clippings from his time as VMI Commandant.

Jaqueline Beverly Stanard papers

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

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 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.

Philip C. Gibbs notebook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0106
Scope and Contents Notebook (ca. 145 pages) reflecting cadet life 1848-1851. Includes accounts of Corps trips to Richmond, Petersburg, Norfolk and Rockbridge Alum Springs; cadet poetry and essays; poetry by Sara Henderson Smith; addresses delivered before the Cadet Dialectic Society (a literary and debating society); discussion of exams (1851) in English and Natural Philosophy; an account of "An Oyster Supper---A Frolic After Taps", and an account of "our last bible recitation" in which Gibbs describes the last...

Spencer L. Carter collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0036
Scope and Contents This collection contains two items dating from Spencer L. Carter's VMI cadetship. Included is a notebook (binding missing) compiled by Carter, concerning VMI football and baseball. It includes lists of teams, game scores, and plays. The collection also contains an annotated copy of "The VMI Scrapbook," a compilation of cadet poetry and prose published in 1891. Carter added notes concerning the VMI Class of 1893, cadet officers, and Kappa Alpha Fraternity members.