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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet Life -- 1880-1889

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Carl M. Best papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0209
Scope and Contents One letter, 1884, appointing Carl M. Best a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute; and one letter of recommendation, 1886, written for Best by VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith.

Charles Balmer document

 Item
Identifier: MS-0220
Scope and Contents One document, listing laundry for VMI Cadet Charles Balmer for the period May-August 1882.

Charles R. K. Varner collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0445
Scope and Contents The collection contains miscellaneous items pertaining to Charles R. K. Varner, VMI Class of 1884. Included are three quarterly grade reports (1881, 1884) and one letter of recommendation (1889) written by VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith; a VMI postcard; miscellaneous dance programs from the early 20th century.

Frederick T. Amiss Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0479
Scope and Contents The collection contains one letter from Cadet Frederick T. Amiss (Class of 1886) to his father, dated December 14, 1884. Amiss describes in detail the confrontation between cadets and Commandant Scott Shipp regarding an investigation into an explosion of the VMI magazine. Also included are three photographs of Amiss, which are all viewable online in the VMI Archives photographs database.

Harry B. Baker cadet account book

 Item
Identifier: MS-0290
Contents Note VMI account book of Cadet Harry B. Baker, VMI Class of 1889. Contains entries for VMI expenses, 1886-1889.

John Cocke Cadet Notebook

 Collection
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.

John L. Cochran papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0025
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a report card (1879) from the secondary school John L. Cochran attended before entering VMI, one letter (dated September 4, 1880) from Cochran to his mother, a diary with sketches (1881) that contains short and sporadic entries made while at VMI, and four volumes of class notes (1882-1885) taken while Cochran was a student at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania and the University of Virginia, with some examples of poetry and sketches interspersed.

Letter of appointment to VMI for Isaac H. Saunders, 1880-07-26

 Item
Scope and Contents Letter appointing Isaac H. Saunders to VMI. He was a member of the Class of 1884

Oliver M. Rutledge papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0009
Scope and Contents The Oliver M. Rutledge papers consist primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence of VMI cadet Oliver M. Rutledge for the period 1879-1882. Included are letters received at from parents, siblings and friends. A few letters written by Rutledge contain references to cadet life in the 1880's. The letter of May 14, 1882 to his mother describes the mineral springs resort at Dagger's Springs, Virginia. Additional miscellaneous items include an 1882 VMI graduation invitation and a poem dedicated...