Finch, Adam T., Papers Adam T. Finch Papers, 1895-1926 Ms.1990.022

Adam T. Finch Papers, 1895-1926 Ms.1990.022


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LM Rozema, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1990.022
Title
Adam T. Finch Papers1895-1926
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Finch, Adam T., 1872-1933
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Adam Tyree Finch (1872-1933) graduated from VPI in 1893 and earned an M.D. from the University of Virginia in 1896. He served as Commandant of Cadets and Assistant Professor of Physiology and Materia Medica at VPI from 1898 thru 1900. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves. The collection contains VPI memorabilia and personal correspondence.

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The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

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Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in March 1990.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the the Adam T. Finch Papers commenced and completed in June 2021. Minimal description was previously completed in or prior to 2014.


Biographical Note

Adam Tyree Finch was born in 1872 in Chase City, Virginia. He attended the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. While attending VAMC, Finch served as the business director of the Gray Jacket. After completing his degree in 1893, Finch earned an M.D. from the University of Virginia in 1896. He then took a job at the Polyclinic Hospital and Dispensary of New York City.

Finch returned to the VAMC, then the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, in 1898 to take the position of Professor of Military Science and Tactics and succeeded Lt. Shanks as Commandant of Cadets. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Physiology and Materia Medica. Finch married Miss Elizabeth Dinwiddie Morton on September 8, 1899, in Clarksville, Virginia. He left VPI in Spring of 1900 and served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Adam Finch passed away in 1933 and is buried with his wife in the Woodland Cemetery, Chase City, Virginia.

Source: "Adam Tyree Finch" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77726320/adam-tyree-finch

Scope and Content

The Adam T. Finch Papers contain a ribbon from the 1895 Thanksgiving Day football game between VAMC and VMI, a photocopy of a Christmas Night 1895 letter to Finch from the UVA dispensary, an invitation to the 1900 VPI alumni reunion, Special Orders No. 184 from the U.S. Army, dated August 5, 1926, and a letter from the Virginia American Legion's Hester-Bryant Post No. 43 in Chase City, Va. recommending Finch for State commander of the Department of Virginia, ca. 1932.

Related Material

See also the Adam T. Finch Collection, Ms1974-015, at VT Special Collections and University Archives.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Adam T. Finch Papers 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
Papers
1895-1926