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Virginia Military Institute -- History -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 72 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Laura Ann Arnold (Jackson), 1855 November 3

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll4/id/305

Letter to Lemuel Chenoweth, 1858 November 21

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

Lexington Arsenal and Virginia Militia Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0244
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two series. The first series contains miscellaneous records (1702; 1793-1814; 17 items) relating to the Virginia Militia, including regimental returns for various militia units. This material pre-dates the establishment of the state arsenal at Lexington, Virginia, but the documents were found among the Lexington arsenal records also contained in this collection. Two of the documents date from the British colonial period (1702). The second series (1819-1839)...

Marshall McDonald papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0169
Scope and Contents Papers, approximately 90 items, of Marshall McDonald. The papers include primarily incoming and some outgoing correspondence, 1861-1892; notes; scientific reports; and miscellaneous documents. Among the correspondents are several VMI alumni and faculty members, including Scott Shipp, Francis H. Smith, Edward Cunningham, Wilfred E. Cutshaw, John W. Lyell, James H. Morrison, Mark B. Hardin, and Daniel W. Flowerree; and several Civil War officers including Gen. Dabney H. Maury and Hunter McGuire....

Military Order, 1862 May 3

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 49A
Scope and Contents Order regards VMI Corps of Cadets joining the Civil War.

Military Order, 1862 May 3

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll4/id/619

Minutes of the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors

 Series
Identifier: RG-01-Minutes
Scope and Contents This collection comprises the official public minutes of the VMI Board of Visitors. The first meeting of the Board was held in May 1839. A significant portion of historical minutes have been digitized and are available online, including those for the Civil War era. Modern minutes (from 1982-forward) are also available online.

Office of the Superintendent. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1840 - 1915

 Sub-Series
Scope and Contents This box contains incoming and outgoing letters that do not fit in the larger correspondence series for the period, including: --unnumbered incoming letters, 1840-1870 --misc. numbered letters that do not fit in the known sequence, including a few examples from the 1870's for which there are no other extant incoming letters. --Misc. original outgoing letters (copies in letter books) --Misc. copies of outgoing letters, (perhaps a second copy in addition to...

Records of Superintendent Francis H. Smith, 1839-1889

 Sub-Group
Identifier: RG-02-01-SmithFH
Scope and Contents These files constitute the major record series generated by the office of Francis H. Smith, VMI’s first Superintendent. He served from 1839-1889. The records, (ca. 30 linear feet) consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence, order books, speeches and publications, annual reports, personal file, and subject files.

Records of Superintendent Scott Shipp, 1890-1907

 Sub-Group
Identifier: RG-02-02-ShippS
Scope and Contents Official records of the Scott Shipp administration, including correspondence, annual reports, and related papers/records for the period 1890-1907.