A Guide to the James H. Lane Papers, 1874-1880 Lane, James H., Papers Ms1952-001

A Guide to the James H. Lane Papers, 1874-1880

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1952-001


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1952-001
Title
James H. Lane Papers 1874-1880
Physical Characteristics
1 Folder; 0.1 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Collection contains Lane family letters, a copy of James H. Lane's commission as commandant of cadets at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, and a list of rules for the cadets at VAMC.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the James H. Lane Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections

Preferred Citation

James H. Lane Papers, Ms1952-001, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the James H. Lane Papers commenced in November 2006 and was completed in November 2006.

Biographical Information

Born on July 28, 1833 in Mathews Courthouse, Virginia, James H. Lane was educated at the Virginia Military Institute and later became a brigadier general in the army of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. After the war, Lane served at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (later renamed Virginia Tech) as a professor of Natural Philosophy, General Chemistry, Military Tactics, as well as VAMC's first Commandant of Cadets. Lane went on to teach at the Missouri School of Mines and Auburn University. He passed away in 1907.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence from James H. Lane to his wife, from Lane to an unidentified friend, and from Kate Flood to Mrs. Lane; a copy of Lane's commission as Commandant of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College Corps of Cadets; and a copy of "Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Military Department of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College."

Contents List

James H. Lane Papers 1874-80 .
  • Letter from James H. Lane to Unidentified Friend 1874 .
  • Letter from Kate Flood to Mrs. Lane 1879 .
  • Letter from James H. Lane to His Wife 1880 .
  • "Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Military Department of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College" n.d. .