Skip to main content

Thomas E. Dashiell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1964-007

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.

Dates

  • 1893 - 1895

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to 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

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.

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Source of Acquisition

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

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/).

Processing Information

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

Title
A Guide to the Thomas E. Dashiell Collection, 1893-1895
Status
Completed
Author
Jennifer Mitchell
Date
2009 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in 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