Dillon, Edward Collection

A Guide to the Edward Dillon Collection, 1889 Ms.1970.008


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

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Kira A. Dietz

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1970.008
Title
Edward Dillon Collection,1889
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Dillon, Edward, Sr., 1871-?
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains a letter from Dillon to his mother, February 22, 1889, and a VAMC cadet coat and trousers.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Edward Dillon Collection, Ms1970-008, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Edward Dillon Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1970.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Edward Dillon Collection commenced and was completed in 1970. Additional description was completed in May 2009.


Biographical Note

Edward Dillion was born to Colonel Edward and Frances Anne Polk Dillon, in 1871. The colonel form a limestone company in Virginia that persists today as E. Dillon & Company. His son Edward, was the second of seven children. Four of the five Dillon brothers attended VAMC: James Royal from 1886 to 1888, Edward and Lucius Polk from 1888-1890, and Francis Cunningham from 1904-1905. It is unclear whether or not Edward Dillon graduated from VAMC. In October of 1896, he married Susan S. Pendleton (b. 1877). They had five children: Edward, Edmund, Mary, William, and Susan.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter from Dillon to his mother, Frances, February 22, 1889, and a VAMC cadet coat and trousers (removed to University Archives). The letter, on VAMC letterhead, details the postponement of exams due to a large number of sick students. Dillon also mentions that "Eddie" (his cousin, Edward Wright) is still sick, too; that he has written to his brother Roy (James Royal); and that he has learned to dance since the reorganization of the dance club.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by type of material.

Separated Material

The following items were transferred to the University Archives Collection: cadet dress coat and trousers.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Edward Dillon Collection, Ms1970-008 by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Letter,
1889.