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Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1871

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

John Sims Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0475
Scope and Contents The papers consist of 14 letters written by VMI Cadet John Sims (Class of 1871), to members of his family. Dated 1868-1871, the correspondence provides rich details of cadet life during that era, as well as containing personal news. Sims mentions many leisure activities --a traveling theater troupe, baseball vs. Washington and Lee University Lee, debating societies, ice skating--as well commenting on academic life and routine events. The letter dated October 17, 1870 mentions viewing the body...

William H. Mitchell account book

 Item
Identifier: MS-0186
Scope and Contents VMI account book of Cadet William H. Mitchell. Contains entries for cadet expenses, 1870-1871. Also contains household financial accounts for William and possibly other Mitchell family members for 1889-1891.

William M. Jerdone papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0231
Scope and Contents Papers consist of Jerdone's handwritten mathematics examination essay (64 pages) submitted to Professor James W. Massie; the topic is "Analysis of Analytical Geometry", dated 1868 Dec. 28. Also 25 drawings completed as class assignments at VMI.