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Virginia Military Institute -- History -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

James D. Saunders letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0247
Scope and Contents One letter (November 24, 1842) from Cadet James Saunders to his cousin John Mitchell. Saunders describes hardships of cadet life, the dullness of Lexington, VMI's 3rd anniversary (Founders Day) celebration, a storm damaging the north wall of Barracks, and mentions Edward C. Carrington, Class of 1844. One of the earliest extant cadet personal letters.

Letter to John Mitchell, 1842 November 24

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter regards the hardships of cadet life, the dullness of Lexington, VMI's 3rd anniversary (Founders Day) celebration, and a storm damaging the north wall of Barracks. Letter also mentions Edward C. Carrington, Class of 1844.

Letter to John Mitchell, 1842 November 24

 Digital Image
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/3357