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Virginia Military Institute -- Anniversaries, etc

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Historical Sketch of the Establishment and Organization of the Virginia Military Institute, 1889 July 4

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Scope and Contents Typescript sketch written by John T. L. Preston. It was prepared at the request of the VMI Board of Visitors to mark Institute's Semi-Centennial celebration. Preston had planned to deliver this as an address, but he was not able to do so and it was read by his son Rev. Dr. T. L. Preston.Includes details about events leading to the establishment of VMI, including debates in the local Franklin Society and letters to the local newspaper written by Preston under the penname "Cives" in...

James D. Saunders letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0247
Scope and Contents One letter (November 24, 1842) from Cadet James Saunders to his cousin John Mitchell. Saunders describes hardships of cadet life, the dullness of Lexington, VMI's 3rd anniversary (Founders Day) celebration, a storm damaging the north wall of Barracks, and mentions Edward C. Carrington, Class of 1844. One of the earliest extant cadet personal letters.

Letter, John T. L. Preston to Francis H. Smith, 1889 July 4

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Scope and Contents Poignant letter from Preston to Smith, written on the occasion of VMI's Semicentennial celebration, in which he reminiscences about Smith's role in the founding and growth of the Virginia Military Institute.

Letter to John Mitchell, 1842 November 24

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Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter regards the hardships of cadet life, the dullness of Lexington, VMI's 3rd anniversary (Founders Day) celebration, and a storm damaging the north wall of Barracks. Letter also mentions Edward C. Carrington, Class of 1844.

Letter to John Mitchell, 1842 November 24

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Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/3357