Smith, F. H., Letter

A Guide to the F. H. Smith Letter, 1867 Ms.1964.002


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1964.002
Title
F. H. Smith Letter,1867
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Smith, Francis H. (Francis Henney), 1812-1890
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection contains a carbon copy of a letter written to Captain M. F. Maury from Francis Henney Smith at Virginia Military Institute.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], F. H. Smith Letter, Ms1964-002, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1964.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the F.H. Smith Letter was completed prior to January 2011. Additional description was completed in January 2011.


Biographical Note

Francis Henney Smith was the first Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute. He served there from 1839 to 1889. In the Civil War, Smith was a Colonel in Companies F and S of the 9th Virginia Infantry. Smith was also the President of the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors.

No information could be found on Captain M. F. Maury.

Sources:

"VMI Archives," http://www.vmi.edu/archives.aspx?id=6287

Trask, Benjamin H. 9th Virginia Infantry. 1984. Print.

Scope and Contents

The letter discusses Smith's recent visit to Richmond where he spoke on the behalf of the Virginia Military Institute. During the visit, he was concern with the issue of a land-grant endowment for a school that would concentrate on agriculture and mechanic arts. he may have been referring to the current Virginia Tech.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the F. H. Smith Letter 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

  • Smith, Francis H. (Francis Henney), 1812-1890

Container List

folder 1
Correspondence,