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Virginia Military Institute -- History -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:

VMI Scrapbooks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG-05-Scrapbooks
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings providing a chronological view of VMI activities, events. Categories include general topics; sports, and special topics. From the 1950's forward these were compiled by the Public Relations staff; prior to that date they originated with various other employees, including the Librarian Nellie Gibbs. The Gibbs sometimes contain photographs pasted to pages. General VMI Topics: 1845-1981; Sports/Athletics, 1920-1972; Special Topics: Hazing death of...

William Gilham papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0267
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers of 19th century VMI faculty member William Gilham, including: VMI weekly class report, ca. 1860; dispatch signed Gen. Robert E. Lee; letter from Moses Ezekiel; photographs (subjects are Gen. Lee; Gilham and his wife; Libby Prison; Richmond during the Civil War); misc. incoming correspondence; invitations to social events in Lexington, Virginia from the McDowell family; Official Register of the Officers and Cadets of the U. S. Military Academy, June 1841.

William N. Mercer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0090
Scope and Contents Legal documents (1874-1875) regarding Mercer's bequest of 1,000 books to the VMI Library; Invoice (1874) for medical services submitted to executor of Mercer's estate; document transferring pew in Christ Church, New Orleans, from Jane E. Barnard to Dr. Mercer (1845).

William P. Tams notebook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0023
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one notebook that belonged to Cadet William P. Tams, Virginia Military Institute Class of 1873. Included are class notes for courses in Mineralogy, Civil and Military Engineering, and Chemistry; a copy of a lecture by Superintendent Francis H. Smith ("Lecture to the 1st Class on Moral Sense, November 5, 1872"); and grade reports in Chemistry, Physiology, Latin and Astronomy.

William S. Weddell letter

 Item
Identifier: MS-0192
Scope and Contents One letter, dated September 25, 1890, from Cadet William S. Weddell to his mother. He describes the day on which his classmate Cadet Warner T. Taliaferro died following a fight with a fellow cadet, Frank W. McConnico.