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Lexington (Va.) -- History

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander S. Brown letters

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Identifier: MS-0217
Scope and Contents Two letters from Washington College student Alexander S. Brown to his sister, dated 1846 September 20 and 1848 September 7. The 1848 letter mentions the Cincinnati military class, in which Washington College students participated in military training conducted by VMI staff. The second letter expresses his dissatisfaction with the College and a desire to transfer to another school.

General Robert E. Lee visits the grave of Stonewall Jackson [lithograph], 1870

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Scope and Contents Currier and Ives black and white lithograph depicting visit of General Robert E. Lee at the grave of General Stonewall Jackson in Lexington, Virginia. This view is alleedly based on a soldier's sketch.

Giles Gunn papers

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Identifier: MS-0292
Scope and Contents The papers consist of five letters (1848-1854) written by Giles Gunn, a native of Connecticut, while he was a schoolteacher in Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia. The letters, addressed primarily to his sister Mary (living at the Gunn home in Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut), include discussions of interesting local events as well as references to family. Topics include commencement at VMI, a detailed description of his school and his methods of instruction, a description of the...

James D. Saunders letter

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Identifier: MS-0247
Scope and Contents One letter (November 24, 1842) from Cadet James Saunders to his cousin John Mitchell. Saunders describes hardships of cadet life, the dullness of Lexington, VMI's 3rd anniversary (Founders Day) celebration, a storm damaging the north wall of Barracks, and mentions Edward C. Carrington, Class of 1844. One of the earliest extant cadet personal letters.

Joseph Hart Chenoweth Papers

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Identifier: MS-0107
Scope and Contents Ca. 32 items. Letters, 1855-1861, written by Joseph H. Chenoweth to his parents. Letters dating from his cadetship cover topics such as exams, trips, demerits, and provide a good portrait of pre-war cadet life. Letters dated 1860-1861 were written while he was a Professor at Maryland Agricultural College and at VMI; topics include the election of 1860, John T. L. Preston, religion. The collection also contains two VMI grade reports for 1856. Transcriptions of the cadet letters are available on...

Letter to Fanny P. Brown, 1848 September 7

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Scope and Contents Letter expresses Brown's dissatisfaction with Washington College and a desire to transfer to another school.

Letter to Fanny P. Brown, 1846 September 20

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Scope and Contents Letter mentions the Cincinnati military class, in which Washington College students participated in military training conducted by VMI staff.