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F. H. Smith Letter,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1964-002

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.

Dates

  • 1867

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

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.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection contains a carbon copy of a letter written to Captain M. F. Maury from Francis Henney Smith at Virginia Military Institute.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1964.

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/).

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.

Title
A Guide to the F. H. Smith Letter, 1867
Status
Completed
Author
Stephanie Wenger
Date
2011 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-07-27: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308