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Notebooks

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Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

John L. Tunstall papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0181
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous personal papers (5 items) of Cadet John L. Tunstall. Includes one letter from Cadet Tunstall to his mother, in which he describes the cermonies marking the second anniversary of the Battle of New Market (including the reinterment of 5 of the cadets killed at New Market), recalls the horror of the war, and mentions visit of Robert E. Lee to Stonewall Jackson's gravesite; 2 notebooks containing VMI Class notes (Engineering); one photograph album containing ca. 33 images of...

Julien Hall cadet poetry notebook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0495
Scope and Contents Poetry notebook compiled by Cadet Julien A. Hall (Virginia Military Institute Class of 1879) in 1875-1876. Such notebooks were popular among cadets of the mid to late 19th century. They typically contain VMI-related poetry, often not written by the notebook's owner, as well as misc. other poetry and notes.

Notebook, 1868-1870

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Scope and Contents Henry L. Derby's notebook while at the Theological Seminary in Fairfax County, Virginia. The notebook contains course lists and schedules, finances, and other writings. A loose piece of sheet music for "Prince of Peace" and a map of "Paul's Third Journey" are tucked into the back of the notebook.

Notebook, 1855-1870

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Scope and Contents The notebook (ca. 250 pages) contains poetry copied by Charles M. Barton, including "The Faculty of the VMI" which describes Francis H. Smith, John T.L. Preston and other early faculty members, class notes from lectures given by Francis H. Smith, autographs of Barton's VMI classmates, and a resolution on the death of Cadet Thomas Blackburn. The notebook, although pertaining largely to Charles, also contains notes on law and notations concerning legal cases and fees. This material likely relates...

Notebook, 1849-1864

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Scope and Contents The notebook contains approximately 50 poems by William E. Arnold, other cadets, various 19th century poets, and anonymous authors. Cadet poetry includes The Regulations by Charles Denby (VMI Class of 1850) and The Six Plebes on Leaving for Richmond by Thomas O. Benton (VMI Class of 1850). A few poems were composed by Arnold during the Civil War. The notebook also includes miscellany such as clippings, puzzles, and riddles.

Notebook, 1849-1851

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Scope and Contents The notebook includes: Accounts of Corps of Cadets trips to Richmond, Petersburg, Norfolk and Rockbridge Alum Springs, Virginia Cadet poetry and essays Poetry by Sara Henderson Smith Addresses delivered before the Cadet Dialectic Society (a literary and debating society) Discussion of exams (1851) in English and natural philosophy Account of "An Oyster Supper---A Frolic After Taps" Account of "our last bible...

Philip C. Gibbs notebook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0106
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one notebook (approximately 145 pages) reflecting cadet life from 1848 to 1851. The notebook includes: Accounts of Corps of Cadets trips to Richmond, Petersburg, Norfolk and Rockbridge Alum Springs, Virginia Cadet poetry and essays Poetry by Sara Henderson Smith Addresses delivered before the Cadet Dialectic Society (a literary and debating society) Discussion of exams (1851) in English and natural...

Robert Beverley notebooks

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Identifier: MS-0024
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two poetry notebooks compiled by VMI cadet Robert Beverley during the period of 1874 to 1875. The volumes contain original poetry composed by VMI cadets, as well as copied verses. Cadet authors include Smith Caruthers (Class of 1875), Samuel M. Cooper (Class of 1876), Selby Jones (Class of 1864), and Charles D. Walker (Class of 1869). The notebooks also contain poetry by faculty member Robert L. Madison. An index is located in front of volume one.

Robert Gatewood notebook and diary

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Identifier: MS-0300
Scope and Contents Manuscript notebook-diary (1849-1853) of Robert Gatewood. Entries include original and copies poetry dating from his last year at VMI; essays; diary entries dating from period 1851-1853, written while Gatewood was teaching at the College of William and Mary. Diary entries and notes frequently have a religious theme.