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Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1842

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Everitt Saunders and Susan Saunders (Bashaw), 1839 November 30

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1372

Valentine C. Saunders collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0071
Scope and Contents This letter from cadet Valentine C. Saunders to his parents is the oldest extant letter written by a VMI cadet. Dated November 30, 1839, shortly after the first cadets arrived in Lexington, Virginia, the letter provides a cadet's view of the newly established Institute. Saunders describes the following: Arsenal Relationship with Washington College Method of instruction Course of studies An opinion (favorable) of Superintendent Francis H....