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Gideon Christian Papers, 1838-1882

Gideon Christian Papers, 1838-1882
Mss. Sm Coll Christian and 1993.63
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Scope and Contents

Papers, 1838-1882, of Gideon Christian, physician, of Norfolk, Va. The collection includes letters, accounts, lotteries, prescriptions, and forms for excusing draftees into the Confederate Army on medical grounds.

A 1993 addendum to this collection (Mss. Acc. 1993.63) consists of two medical essays and one College of William and Mary student notebook belonging to Dr. Gideon Christian.  The student notebook begins October 15th 1840. Medical essays include notes made while attending medical lectures, a schedule of fees for physicians practicing in New Kent County (8 August 1844) and ledger of accounts for Dr. Christian's patients (1846).

Original and addition filed together under Mss Sm Coll Christian.
Christian, Gideon (fl. 1838-1882)
College of William and Mary--History--19th century
Confederate States of America. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc
Medical practice--Virginia--History
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
New Kent County (Va.)--History--19th century
Norfolk (Va.)--History--19th century
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Account books

Administrative Information

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Acquisition Note
 Source: Elizabeth Binns.

1993.63 is a gift from Elizabeth Binns.

1937.213 Purchase.  10 fee books.

1938.334 Purchase.  Ledger of Gideon Christian, physician, of Charles City County, VA 1860. 142 pp

Related Materials
Mss. MsV 21-31 Gideon Christian Ledgers, Special Collections Research Center, College of William and Mary
Preferred Citation
Gideon Christian Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Updated by Anne Johnson in 2009.
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