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Virginia Military Institute -- Finals -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Finals and Commencement. Special Events Records., 1867 - [ongoing]

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Scope and Contents A chronological file consisting of programs, speeches, photographs, newspapers clippings, and other material relating to Finals and graduation ceremonies. material. Also includes Baccalaureate services programs if extant.

George P. C. Rumbough commencement speech manuscript

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Identifier: MS-0249
Scope and Contents Manuscript, 10 pages, of the commencement speech delivered by VMI Cadet George Rumbough on July 4, 1856.

Giles Gunn Papers

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Identifier: MS-0292
Scope and Contents The papers consist of five letters (1848-1854) written by Giles Gunn, a native of Connecticut, while he was a schoolteacher in Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia. The letters, addressed primarily to his sister Mary (living at the Gunn home in Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut), include discussions of interesting local events as well as references to family. Topics include commencement at the Virginia Military Institute; a detailed description of his school and his methods of...

Hardaway H. Dinwiddie papers

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Identifier: MS-0177
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers (6 items) of Hardaway H. Dinwiddie, including manuscript of VMI valedictory speech, 1867; "phrenological analysis" 1858; calling card; poems about the New Market Cadets; certificate of withdrawal from Lexington's Masonic Lodge, 1868; and 1867 VMI commencement program.

Letter to Mary Gunn. VMI Commencement, 1848 July 8

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Scope and Contents

Written at Lexington, Virginia to his sister in Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Topics include commencement at the Virginia Military Institute and a speech by the governor of Virginia.
"This was my first sight of a real Gov. and it did not give me a very good opinion of the race."

Robert M. T. Hunter manuscript

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Identifier: MS-0116
Scope and Contents 41 page manuscript of speech given at VMI by Senator Robert M. T. Hunter on July 3, 1857 as part of the celebrations marking the end of the academic year. The speech was subsequently printed by McFarlane & Fergusson, Richmond VA, and that published version is also available in the archives.

Samuel H. Letcher manuscript

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Identifier: MS-0148
Scope and Contents Manuscript (holograph, 19 pages) of VMI valedictory address of Cadet Samuel H. Letcher. The speech was delivered at VMI Finals in July 1869. Annotations by John T. L. Preston.