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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1890-1899

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Conway Howard scrapbooks

Identifier: MS-0121
Scope and Contents Two scrapbooks, 1896-1900, compiled by Cadet Conway Howard. Contents include VMI memorabilia, clippings, photographs illustrating cadet life, programs and other items pertaining to athletic events. The scrapbooks provide excellent documentation of cadet life for the period.

Epidemics, Typhoid and other, 1899 - 1947

Scope and Contents File containing correspondence, reports and other documents pertaining disease outbreaks in the Corps (typhoid, polio, influenza. Includes documentation for the significant outbreaks of typhoid in 1899 and 1910, when classes were suspended and cadets were sent home.

Erasmus G. Hinton letters

Identifier: MS-0193
Scope and Contents 8 letters, 1894-1895, from Cadet Erasmus G. Hinton to his father. Cadet Harley R. Hinton, the writer's twin brother, is frequently mentioned. Other topics include grades, requests for money, personal matters; little focus on VMI activities. One additional letter is dated February 25, 1907.

George W. Rouss collection

Identifier: MS-0077
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three letters (dated November 14-15, 1893) pertaining to cadet George W. Rouss's decision to run away from VMI. Included is a letter from Rouss to his father (Milton Rouss, Class of 1863) in which he explains his actions.

Henry A. Wise Papers

Identifier: MS-0123
Scope and Contents Personal papers of Henry A. Wise, including general correspondence, family correspondence, subject files, and materials relating to the publication of his book, Drawing Out the Man: The VMI story. Inventory available.

Henry P. Fry collection

Identifier: MS-0266
Scope and Contents Four volumes typescript "Memories of the Old VMI", written by Henry P. Fry ca. 1950. Fry describes his life as a cadet from January 1898-June 1901. Particular emphasis is placed on the Class of 1901 and Fry's classmate Cadet George C. Marshall. Collection also includes family photographs, miscellaneous correspondence, misc. other documents.

Henry T. Cocke Papers

Identifier: MS-0113
Scope and Contents Letter (3 pages; Feb. 20, 1894) from Cadet Cocke to his mother. Topics include snowstorm, debating society orations, raiding local hen houses for "rooster fighting" in Barracks. The collection also include his cadet account book, containing a list of VMI expenses for 1891-1895.

John C. Naylor letter

Identifier: MS-0086
Scope and Contents One letter (dated December 5, 1890) from cadet John Naylor to his father, in which he complains about the character of his roommates and asks to be moved to a different room.

John Cocke Cadet Notebook

Identifier: MS-0469
Scope and Contents Student notebook owned by VMI Cadet John T. B. Cocke, Virginia Military Institute Class of 1890. The volume contains copied poetry, civil engineering class notes, and list of roommate in Room 18 of Barracks, 1889-1890.