Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1890-1899
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.