Dashiell, Thomas E. Collection

A Guide to the Thomas E. Dashiell Collection, 1893-1895 Ms.1964.007


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Jennifer Mitchell

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1964.007
Title
Thomas E. Dashiell Collection1893-1895
Quantity
0.2 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Dashiell, Thomas E., 1876-1970
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection includes materials relating to Thomas Edward Dashiell's time as a student at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. Included are invitations and programs from Lee Literary Society events, Dashiell's grade reports from 1894 and 1895, and the Honor List from the 1894-1895 academic year. The collection also contains two letters sent to Dashiell's parents, one from Ellison A. Smyth and the other from President McBryde. While attending the college Dashiell played on the football team, a newspaper article detailing the 1894 VAMC vs. VMI game is also included. Dashiell left the college in 1896 when his father fell ill.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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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], Thomas E. Dashiell, Ms1964-007, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Thomas E. Dashiell collection was donated to Special Collections in 1964.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Thomas E. Dashiell Collection was completed in July 2009.


Biographical Note

Thomas Edward Dashiell was born July 16, 1876 in Accomac, Virginia. Dashiell attended the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College from 1893 through 1896, dropping out due to the illness of his father, Thomas Jefferson Dashiell. While at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, Thomas Dashiell became a popular football player and participated in the first game against the Virginia Military Institute in November of 1894. After leaving the college, Dashiell took a job working at Merchants and Farmers Bank; he married Adelia Howland Nash in January of 1902. Together, they had two children, Katherine Nash Dashiell and Mrs. Eleanor Graham. Thomas E. Dashiell died in September 1970 in Butler, Pennsylvania.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of materials from Thomas Edward Dashiell's time as a student at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. Materials include invitations and programs from Lee Literary Society events, the Honor List for 1894-1895 and Dashiell's grade reports from 1894 and 1895. Also included are two letters: one from Ellison A. Smyth to Dashiell's father, Thomas Jefferson Dashiell regarding permission to participate in a football game in Charlotte, North Carolina dated November 12, 1895; the other letter, dated December 16, 1895, is a notification of a change to the semester schedule in order to accommodate a trip to Richmond for a reunion of Confederate Veterans and the laying of the corner stone of the Davis Monument. The collection also includes a copy of a newspaper article about the VAMC-VMI game.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Dashiell, Thomas E., 1876-1970
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Thomas E. Dashiell by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Lee Literary Society Program,
December 19, 1893
folder 1
Lee Literary Society Invitation,
June 18, 1894
folder 1
Lee Literary Society Invitation,
June 18, 1895
folder 1
Letter from Ellison A. Smyth
November 12, 1895
folder 1
Letter from President John McBryde,
December 16, 1895
folder 1
Honors List,
1894-1895
folder 1
Grade Report,
1894
folder 1
Grade Report,
1895
folder 1
Newspaper Article,
November 1894