Werth, James R. Correspondence

A Guide to the James R. Werth Correspondence, 1902-1903 Ms.1957.003


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1957.003
Title
James R. Werth Correspondence1902-1903
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Werth, James, 1903-1959 (Richmond, Va.)
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection contains two letters to James R. Werth from friends in 1902 and 1903.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], James R. Werth Correspondence, 1902-1903, Ms1957-003, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The James R. Werth Correspondence was donated to Special Collections in 1957.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the James R. Werth Correspondence commenced and was completed in 1957. Additional description was completed in April 2009.


Biographical Note

James Robert Werth from Richmond, Virginia, graduated from VPI in 1903 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was active in the Maury Literary Society, and an editor of the Grey Jacket and the Bugle while a student. He served in the Army after graduation, rising to the rank of Major before retiring. He then went to work for General Electric as an electrical engineer. He died in 1959.

A picture of Werth is available on page 32 of the 1903 Bugle (page 38 of the PDF file).

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two letters to James R. Werth from friends in 1902 and 1903. The letter from B. Fleet in 1902 discusses mutual friends and the possibility of Werth selling a uniform on Fleet's behalf. This letter also features a number of drawings by Fleet. The 1903 letter from Yost talks about recent VPI sporting events. This letter also has notes written on it, presumably by Werth, relating to the contents.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the James R. Werth Correspondence, 1902-1903 by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Werth, James, 1903-1959 (Richmond, Va.)

Container List

folder 1
Letter from B. Fleet
1902
folder 1
Letter from F. Yost
1903