A Guide to the Thomas Nelson Conrad Book Manuscript, 1891-1893 Conrad, Thomas Nelson Book Manuscript Ms1989-095

Thomas Nelson Conrad Book Manuscript, 1891-1893

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1989-095


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1989-095
Title
Thomas Nelson Conrad Book Manuscript, 1891-1893
Physical Characteristics
0.4 cu. ft. 1 box
Creator
Conrad, Thomas Nelson
Language
English

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Scope and Content

Born in Fairfax Court House, Virginia; graduated from Dickinson College in 1857. During the Civil War he served as a captain in the Third Virginia Cavalry. President of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) from 1882 to 1886. Papers consist of the original manuscript of  The Rebel Scout: A Thrilling History of Scouting Life in the Southern Army, written by Conrad from 1891 to 1893, and published in 1904.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Faculty
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • University Archives
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College