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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Archibald M. Fauntleroy papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0065
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one testimonial letter (dated Sept. 2, 1857) written by Superintendent Francis H. Smith on behalf of Archibald M. Fauntleroy. Also included is one drawing by cadet Fauntleroy, done as a class assignment at VMI.

Cadet Life, Organizations, and Activities

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-08-Cadet Life
Scope and Contents This record group comprises material relating to cadet social life anc customs, cadet recreational organizations and clubs, misc. cadet life memorabilia and printed material.

Commandant of Cadets Historical Records

 Series
Identifier: RG-10-Commandant-Historical
Scope and Contents Bound and unbound historical records documenting the operation of the Commandant's office and of the Corps of Cadets. The earliest examples date from 1839, the first year of the Institute. Items include: guard records, morning reports, demerit books, inspection books, permit books, muster rolls, record of events, penalty tour and confinement records, Commandant orders and memoranda, World War I Training Camp (1917-1918), ordnance stores (1858, 1861), George C. Marshall signed amnesty...

Letter to "Eddie", 1892 October 20

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. The letter discusses an experiment using telephone receiver. The first part of letter is in German.

Regulations of the Virginia Military Institute

 Series
Identifier: RG-06-Publications-Regulations
Scope and Contents The Regulations detail rules for the operation of the Institute and for all aspects of cadet life. They were first published in 1839, and throughout the 19th through mid-20th centuries they were updated every few years. In the modern era, cadet regulations are published yearly and are familiarly know as the Blue Book.

The collection includes a copy of the 1839 Regulations signed by Joseph W. Bell, Class of 1842.

Robert F. Portner letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0063
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a letter fragment from Robert F. Portner to "Eddie," written from VMI on October 20, 1892. The letter discusses an experiment using telephone receiver. The first part of letter is in German.

Simeon B. Gibbons notebook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0046
Scope and Contents This collections consists of a one volume commonplace book that belonged to VMI cadet Simeon B. Gibbons. The book contains notes, poetry, lists, and other writings.