James R. Werth Correspondence
Scope and Content
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.
- 1902 - 1903
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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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 file).
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
This collection contains two letters to James R. Werth from friends in 1902 and 1903.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Source of Acquisition
The James R. Werth Correspondence was donated to Special Collections in 1957.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the James R. Werth Correspondence by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the James R. Werth Correspondence commenced and was completed in 1957. Additional description was completed in April 2009.
- James R. Werth Correspondence, 1902-1903
- Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2009 (CC0 1.0)
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