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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1870-1879

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

William Nalle letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0042
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one letter (dated October 16, 1870) from cadet William Nalle to his mother, Mrs. Thomas Botts Nalle. The letter contains a detailed account of the death and funeral of General Robert E. Lee. Nalle describes mourning activities at VMI, Washington College, and Lexington, standing guard over Lee's body with four other cadets, and the funeral procession. The letter also mentions a flood in Rockbridge County, Virginia that destroyed canal locks, bridges, and other...

William Neill collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0301
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the notebook (ca. 165 pages) of VMI Cadet William Neill, containing copied and possibly original poetry; and one watercolor sketch (10" x 7.5") of barracks room number 38, drawn by Neill and dated October 1877.

William P. Tams notebook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0023
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one notebook that belonged to cadet William P. Tams, VMI Class of 1873. Included are the following:
  • Class notes for courses in Mineralogy, Civil and Military Engineering, and Chemistry
  • A copy of a lecture by Superintendent Francis H. Smith ("Lecture to the 1st Class on Moral Sense, November 5, 1872")
  • Grade reports in Chemistry, Physiology, Latin, and Astronomy