Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1907
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
George S. Patton compositions
Scope and Contents The collection contains one essay and three poems by George S. Patton. The essay (2 pages), ca. 1903, discusses the significance of the VMI Corps' participation in the Battle of New Market (May 1864) and the New Market ceremony; it was probably written during the year Patton attended VMI or shortly thereafter. The typescript original poems are entitled "A Dream" (written in France, 1917, "God of Battles", and "Fear"; the latter two are signed by Patton.
John E. Townes Collection
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photograph albums, diplomas, and miscellaneous papers documenting the life of John Edward Townes. The photos depict both his VMI cadetship and his subsequent career in the U. S. Army Coast Artillery Corps (1908-1920) and at VMI as a faculty member (1921-1956). During World War I he served in France with the American Expeditionary Force (AEF).
Julian Neville Major Papers
Scope and Contents Papers, 1904-1912, of Julian Neville Major, VMI Class of 1907. The collection consists primarily of family correspondence, including letters written by Major to his family while he served as Professor of Mathematics and Engineering at St. John's University, a Protestant college in Shanghai, China; letters received from his mother during his VMI cadetship and years in China; correspondence from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society received prior to his departure for China; miscellaneous...
Murray F. Edwards diary
Scope and Contents Murray French Edwards (Class of 1907) was a Professor of German at VMI for most of his career. Collection consists of travel diary, ca. 53 pages, describing Edwards' trip to Germany. Entries all in German, are dated June 24-August 8, 1913. Discusses cities visited, hotels, expenses, museums, and other tourist attractions.
Patton Family papers
Scope and Contents A collection of 35 miscellaneous documents, 1855-1924, relating to various members of the Patton family. Primary subjects are the three individuals named George S. Patton--father, son, and grandson--all of whom attended VMI. The papers include letters, biographical information, bank drafts, commissions, and miscellaneous Civil War manuscripts. Also included one of the maps used by General George Patton at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. An inventory is available.