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Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1848

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

Acrostic poem, 1854 September 30

Scope and Contents An acrostic poem written by Charles A. Derby and titled "A Humble Acrostic."

Cadet uniform drawing

Scope and Contents One page of cadet uniform drawings.

Charles A. Derby extracts, 1855 July-August

Scope and Contents Certified extracts from correspondence between Charles A. Derby and Willis Crenshaw regarding business arrangements for the Eutaw Academy, Alabama.

Charles A. Derby papers

Identifier: MS-0030
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of Derby family correspondence. Approximately twenty-eight letters were written by Charles Derby. The Charles Derby letters, 1844-1862, cover the period from late boyhood up to his death in battle in 1862. Included are letters (1846-1847) written while he was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, as well as correspondence dating from his careers as teacher and Episcopal clergyman. Two items were written during his brief service in the Confederate...

Eliza L. Pitzer letter

Identifier: MS-0114
Scope and Contents One letter from Eliza L. Pitzer to her son, VMI Cadet Andrew L. Pitzer, dated November 25, 1845. She discusses news from home, family and personal matters.

Eutaw Institute announcement, 1855 September 24

Scope and Contents Two announcements for the opening of the Eutaw Institute, Alabama.

Geometry exercises, 1847 March

Scope and Contents Twelve pages of geometry exercise drawings for Francis H. Smith's course.

John M. Cary papers

Identifier: MS-0156
Scope and Contents Papers, 3 items, of John M. Cary, consisting of appointment to a state cadetship at VMI (July 1845); Cary's letter of acceptance (July 8, 1845); and one letter of recommendation by Board of Visitors member William H. Terrill, dated Sept. 19, 1849. Cary had served as a tutor for Terrill's children.