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Virginia Military Institute


Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:

Antebellum Days - History in and Around

 File — RHS Collection #0078, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

This file consist of a bound copy of the paper "Antebellum Days in and Around Lexington" by Mary Edgar McClung of Lexington High School. No date.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1818 - 1991

C. G. Freuman to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-13

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 46
Scope and Contents

This letter was written by C. G. Freuman from Eminence, Kentucky on March 13, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Freuman requests that Lee send him a catalog for the "military institute" which Lee is head of, mistakenly assuming Lee is the head of Virginia Military Institute also in Lexington, VA.

Dates: 1866-03-13

Charles O. DeLahoussaye to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-10

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 38
Scope and Contents

This letter was written by Charles O. DeLahoussaye in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 10, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, DeLahoussaye writes requesting that Lee send a catalog for Virginia Military Institute, as he desires to send his nephew to atttend school. DeLahoussaye potentially erroneously ascertained that Lee was the president of VMI.

Dates: 1866-02-10

Clifton, 1933

 File — Box 1, Folder: 30
Scope and Contents

This file consists of a typescript paper on the ownership of the Clifton House on the corner of McDowell and Jefferson streets. Also includes a handwritten note on the Clifton house and its relationship to the Alexander family.

Dates: 1933

Contracts with VMI for Meats, 1919 - 1923

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000005317], Folder: 14
Scope and Contents

File consists of contract for meat at Virginia Military Institute from January 1st, 1920. Signed by then V.M.I. superintendent E.W. Nichols and H.L. Walker.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1919 - 1923

Correspondences, 1866 - 1868

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000008043], Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written by and to members of the Shields family.

Dates: 1866 - 1868

Correspondences, 1870 - 1875

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000008044], Folder: 3
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written by and to members of the Shields family.

Dates: 1870 - 1875

Davidson-Tucker House

 File — Box 1, Folder: 33
Scope and Contents

This file consists of a Mead Associates real estate services document noting the special features, lot and dimensions, building area, condition, annual taxes, price, potential uses, and zoning of the Davidson-Tucker House.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1995

Douglass Family Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0584
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two invitations to Balls at the Natural Bridge and an 1841 invitation from the Society of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute to attend the celebration of their entrance into their new hall. They are addressed to Nancy and Frances Douglass of Fancy Hill, Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Dates: c. 1841, 1847, and undated

Edward Miley Eustler scrapbook

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0430
Scope and Contents Edward M. Eustler's photographic scrapbook (1910-1911) documents Eustler's experience as a student at Washington and Lee University. Eustler, then of Greensboro, North Carolina, compiled his photographic scrapbook with approximately 350 photographs taken between 1910 and 1911. Subjects of the photographs include campus and dorm life, athletics, architecture, local landmarks and historic sights, fraternity and club initiations, the Lexington, Virginia downtown area, the Virginia Military...
Dates: 1910-1911

Francis H. Smith to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-12

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 45
Scope and Contents

This letter was written by VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith on March 12, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. Smith writes to inform Lee that a new VMI cadet, William F. Dancey, believes that the damage to VMI has resulted in the institution being unable to perform its purpose. He relays Dancey's desire to instead enroll in Washington College.

Dates: 1866-03-12

Gabriel James Rains to Robert E. Lee, 1866-07-24

 Item — Box 8: [Barcode: 0000003982], Folder: 83
Scope and Contents

Gabriel James Rains wishes to leave Summerville Institute to teach at Virginia Military Institute (V.M.I.). Rains mistakenly suggests that Lee is presiding over V.M.I. rather than Washington College.

Dates: 1866-07-24

General, 1969 - 1970

 File — Box 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents This file consists of two copies of introductory notes to the Rockbridge Heritage House tour for the years 1969 and 1970. The convered houses in the notes have historical backgrounds. The following houses appear in the notes: Alexander-Withrow House, VMI Superintendent's Quarters, Stono, Clifton, Maple Hill, Timber Ridge Church, Horatio Thompson House, The Red House, Mulberry Grove, New Providence Presbyterian Church, Briarwood, Bellevue, Maxwelton, Level Loop, Windy Glen, Cedar Grove,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1969 - 1970

George J. Stewart to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-05

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents

This letter was written by George J. Stewart of Madison Station, Virginia on February 5, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Stewart explains that he intends to apply to and attend Washington College for the coming semester. He also explains that he very much desired to attend the school where Lee was president, which led to a mistaken application to Virginia Military Institute where he initially believed Lee was president.

Dates: 1866-02-05

H. L. Walker Contracts with VMI, 1919 - 1923

 File — Box 2: [Barcode: 0000005442], Folder: 58
Scope and Contents

This file consists of contracts between H. L. Wood and Virginia Military Institute for fresh meats from the Walker-Wood business. Orignials of the contracts are in Box 1.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1919 - 1923

Historic Lexington Parade Videorecording

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0397
Scope and Contents The video starts with men in uniform entering Main Street, single file. It is believed that this is the Virginia Military Institute civilian band. (Following World War II, the civilian band was replaced by a cadet band.) In the opening sequence, Trinity United Methodist Church is visible in the background. The parade footage begins with a band (presumably the VMI civilian band), then a group of similarly attired men without instruments, followed by a series of vehicles. There are two fire...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1930

History - U.D.C. (United Daughters of the Confederacy)

 File — RHS Collection #0078, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents

This file consists of an undated manuscript entitled "Historic Lexington," which inlcudes photos of Lexington's confederate monuments and historic markers. Also includes captioning with basic historical information on the sites depicted in the photographs.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1818 - 1991

Houston Family Photograph Album

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0002
Scope and Contents A carte de visite album belonging to the Houston family of Lexington, Virginia. It contains images of Judge Thomas Dix Houston, the Ervine, White, Wilson, Leach, Weir, Buchanan, Shumate, Culton, and Bear families of Rockbridge and Augusta Counties in Virginia. It also contains an image of Virginia Military Institute professor James Woods Massie. There are photographs by Lexington and Shenandoah Valley photographers Michael Miley, Adam H. Plecker, Hugh Morrison, and Benjamin Clinedinst, and...
Dates: 1865 - 1875

James Dabney McCabe to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-15

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 60
Scope and Contents

This letter by James Dabney McCabe is addressed to Robert E. Lee. McCabe asks permission to write about Lee's actions during the American Civil War. He includes that as an ex-cadet of Virginia Military Institue, he published "A Life of Lieut. Gen. T. J. Jackson" during the war.

Dates: 1866-05-15

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