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Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1842

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Charles P. Deyerle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0191
Scope and Contents

The papers contain 12 items from the career of Charles P. Deyerle. Included are documents dating from his medical studies and his service in the United States Army. Also included are miscellaneous clippings.

John B. Strange letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0153
Scope and Contents Strange's letter to his sister Anne M. Strange was written just a few months after the Institute's opening day, and is one of the oldest personal cadet letters still in existence. Strange mentions several aspects of cadet life that were common during the pre-Civil War era, including that final examinations were given orally rather than as written tests, presided over by faculty and the VMI Board of Visitors and open to the public; summer furlough was not automatic, and many cadets stayed at the...

Letter to Anne M. Strange, 1840 June 23

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter regards cadet life.

Letter to Anne M. Strange, 1840 June 23

 Digital Image
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1389

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

 Item
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....

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....