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Christopher Tompkins Papers, 1778-1838

Christopher Tompkins Papers, 1778-1838
Mss. 65 T59
2.5 Cubic Feet
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31 items
Scope and Contents
Logbooks, account books and accounts, 1807-1841, of Christopher Tompkins kept while captain of ship "Pocahontas", 1807-1809, and while running a general merchandise store in Mathews Co., Va. Includes typed excerpts from a memoir of Tompkins compiled by his son, Christopher Quarles Tompkins in 1860 and twenty-one pages from an account book listing foodstuffs of A. Y. P. Garnett, surgeon in Sally Tompkins' Confederate hospital, Robertson Hospital, in Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War.
Other URL
Tompkins, Christopher Quarles (1813-1877)
Garnett, Alexander Y. P. (Alexander Yelverton Peyton) (1820-1888)
Mathews County (Va.)--History--19th century
Merchants--Virginia--History--19th century
Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Robertson Hospital (Richmond, Va.)
Tompkins, Sally Louisa, 1833-1916
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals
United States--History--War of 1812
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Account books
Financial records
Receipts (financial records)

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Librarian, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Acquisition Note
Eleven items in this collection were purchased by W&M Special Collections Research Center in 1941 from Mrs. Marion Minter, and in 1957 Miss Nellie Thompkins donated 5 additional items.
Related Materials
2008.274 Captain Sally Tompkins Collection
Preferred Citation
Christopher Tompkins Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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