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F. E. Garnett Letter,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1987-056

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one letter by F. E. Garnett to General Gabriel Wharton dated August 30, 1878, regarding conditions at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College.

Dates

  • 1878

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

Gabriel Colvin Wharton was born in Culpeper County, Virginia on July 23, 1824. After graduating from Virginia Military Institute in 1847, Wharton became a civil engineer, working in Arizona and elsewhere. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Wharton was appointed a major within the 45th Virginia Infantry. Soon after, he was promoted to colonel, commanding the 51st Virginia Infantry. In July 1863, Wharton was promoted to brigadier general, commanding a brigade guarding southwestern Virginia railroads and participating in the battles of New Market and Cold Harbor, among others. Wharton married Nannie Radford in 1863; following the war, the couple made their home in Radford, Virginia.

Wharton resumed his civil engineering career and was instrumental in building a railroad in the New River Valley. In 1871, he began the first of several terms in the Virginia General Assembly. From 1874-1877, he served on the Board of Visitors for Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, including a term as Rector from 1875-1877. Gabriel Wharton died in Radford in 1906.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The collection contains one letter by F. E. Garnett to General Gabriel Wharton dated August 30, 1878, regarding conditions at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College.

Source of Acquisition

The collection was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1987.

Related Archival Materials

For other correspondence to Wharton, see Ms2009-012, Gabriel C. Wharton Correspondence. Finding aid available online.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the F. E. Garnett 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. E. Garnett Letter was completed in October 2013.

Title
F. E. Garnett Letter, 1878
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
2014 (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

  • 2020-08-19: 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