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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1840-1849

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Cadet Thomas Moncure Letter, 1849

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Scope and Contents Letter, 1849 September 19, from Cadet Thomas J. Moncure (VMI Class of 1853) to his father, William A. Moncure, written while he was a fourth classman ("rat") at VMI.

Letter of appointment to VMI for Richard Pollard, 1846 June 27

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Scope and Contents Letter appointing Richard Pollard a cadet at VMI. Signed by Board of Visitors member Charles P. Dorman. Note to Pollard's father written by Superintendent Francis H. Smith is at the bottom.

Letter to Anne M. Strange, 1840 June 23

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Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter regards cadet life.

Letter to Fanny P. Brown, 1848 September 7

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Scope and Contents Letter expresses Brown's dissatisfaction with Washington College and a desire to transfer to another school.

Letter to Fanny P. Brown, 1846 September 20

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Scope and Contents Letter mentions the Cincinnati military class, in which Washington College students participated in military training conducted by VMI staff.

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.