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Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1886

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Carl M. Best papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0209
Scope and Contents One letter, 1884, appointing Carl M. Best a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute; and one letter of recommendation, 1886, written for Best by VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith.

Charles Balmer document

 Item
Identifier: MS-0220
Scope and Contents One document, listing laundry for VMI Cadet Charles Balmer for the period May-August 1882.

Frederick T. Amiss Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0479
Scope and Contents The collection contains one letter from Cadet Frederick T. Amiss (Class of 1886) to his father, dated December 14, 1884. Amiss describes in detail the confrontation between cadets and Commandant Scott Shipp regarding an investigation into an explosion of the VMI magazine. Also included are three photographs of Amiss, which are all viewable online in the VMI Archives photographs database.

Robert E. B. Stewart collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0263
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers, approximately 30 items, of Robert E. B. Stewart. The collection includes a notebook containing orations delivered before VMI cadet debating societies; drawings completed as class assignments at VMI; and a few clippings concerning his life after he left the Institute.

Thomas J. Nottingham papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0017
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the diary (1883-1885) written by VMI cadet Thomas J. Nottingham. It contains a consistent record of the daily cadet routine as it existed during the mid- 1880s and is an excellent source for information about student life during that era. Included are specific references to the following: Recitations Fights Dress parade The Dialectic Society (a student debating society) YMCA Girls Baseball and football...