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Correspondence

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Archibald M. Fauntleroy papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0065
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one testimonial letter (dated Sept. 2, 1857) written by Superintendent Francis H. Smith on behalf of Archibald M. Fauntleroy. Also included is one drawing by cadet Fauntleroy, done as a class assignment at VMI.

James E. Tyler letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0074
Scope and Contents One letter (dated May 14, 1846) from VMI alumnus James E. Tyler to President James K. Polk, requesting a commission in the Army or Marine Corps. Tyler mentions recommendations from Francis H. Smith and John T.L. Preston, and states that he was an "inmate" of VMI for two years.

John B. Strange letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0153
Scope and Contents Strange's letter to his sister Anne M. Strange was written just a few months after the Institute's opening day, and is one of the oldest personal cadet letters still in existence. Strange mentions several aspects of cadet life that were common during the pre-Civil War era, including that final examinations were given orally rather than as written tests, presided over by faculty and the VMI Board of Visitors and open to the public; summer furlough was not automatic, and many cadets stayed at the...

John F. Early papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0012
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the letters and diary of cadet John F. Early (1830-1894), who attended VMI from 1848 to 1850. The one volume diary-notebook contains short and sporadic entries regarding daily routines and special events. The diary contains one of the earliest references to Superintendent Francis H. Smith as "Spex" (April 30, 1850). The diary also contains lists of cadets, room occupants, and poetry of Sara Henderson Smith ("The Old Gray Coat") and others. The five letters were...

John R. Waddy letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0091
Scope and Contents One letter of recommendation (dated October 27, 1856) written on behalf of John R. Waddy by Superintendent Francis H. Smith. Smith recommends him for a commission in the U.S. Army.

John T. L. Preston and Francis H. Smith correspondence

 File
Identifier: RG-01-Correspondence-Preston - Smith
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Francis H. Smith, who became VMI's first Superintendent, and John T. L. Preston relating to the organization and opening of VMI. Includes four letters from Preston to Smith and one letter from Smith to Preston, in which he accepts the job offered by the Board of Visitors to serve as Superintendent (originally called Principal Professor). One related letter is from Francis H. Smith to William Atkinson or Atkison, in which Smith asks for advice about VMI's job offer.

Letter from Francis H. Smith to John T. L. Preston, 1839 July 1

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1442

Letter from Francis H. Smith to Perry L. Derby, 1863 June 20

 Item
Scope and Contents Francis H. Smith was Superintendent of VMI from 1839-1889. This letter is in reply to Perry L. Derby's notification that Charles A. Derby has died in battle.

Letter from Francis H. Smith to Samuel B. Atwill, 1864 July 28-29

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lextingon, Virginia. Superintendent Francis H. Smith wrote this letter to notify the Atwill family of Samuel F. Atwill's death.

Letter from Francis H. Smith to Samuel B. Atwill, 1864 July 28-29

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1073