A Guide to the William Addison Caldwell Papers, 1875, 1878, 1910 Caldwell, William Addison Papers Ms1988-048

William Addison Caldwell Papers 1875, 1878, 1910

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Collection Number Ms1988-048


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Collection Number
William Addison Caldwell Papers, 1875, 1878, 1910
Physical Characteristics
0.3 cu. ft. 1 box
Caldwell, William Addison

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Scope and Content

Born in Craig County, Virginia; first student to enroll at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech), in October 1872. Graduated in 1876. Papers consist of Caldwell's report card from the 1875 academic year, with the envelope it was sent in; a bible given to Caldwell in 1878 as a graduation gift; a letter written by him in Wrightsville, North Carolina, in 1910, a month and a half before his death, to his niece Katherine Caldwell in Radford, Virginia; and a photograph, ca. 1900, of the Caldwell family.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Craig County (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • University Archives
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute