Download Full Text (3.0 MB)

Personal Name Recipient

Joynes, L. S. (Levin Smith)




Letter from W. A. Carrington to L. S. Joynes informing him that the Medical Department will not rent the Medical College Hospital building.


Medical Director's Office Richmond, Va June 16th 1864 Sir, After conference with the Surg[eon] Gen[era]l I have to say to you that the Med[ical] Department do not now consider it advisable to rent the "College Hospital", as the probabilities are that it will not be wanted. The Surg[eon] Gen[eral] informed me that the Purveyor would buy the articles of furniture & hardware in the Hospital, if they would be sold. I regret that I have not been able to be more decided with you before, but the course of affairs has been So uncertain, that I have not been able to form a {more} decided judgement of the requirements of Hospital room. If your Steward & resident physician want employment, I can give it to them. Very respectfully Yr. obt. Servt W[illia]m Carrington Med[ical] Director [Addressed:] Dr. L. S. Joynes Richmond

Corporate Name Subject

Medical College of Virginia -- History -- 19th century; Medical College of Virginia. Medical College Hospital

Topical Subject

Medical colleges -- Virginia -- Richmond -- History -- Archives

Geographic Subject

Richmond (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Archives; Richmond (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals

Corporate Medical Subject

Medical College of Virginia -- history

Topical Medical Subject

Schools, Medical -- history -- Virginia


Richmond (Va.)

Original Item Size

1 p.


letters (correspondence)

Local Genre

text; archives



Digital Format



This material is in the public domain in the United States and thus is free of any copyright restriction. Acknowledgement of Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested.


Sanger Historical Files (1859-1865), Excerpts

Physical Folder

Correspondence Hospitals


Original letter: Letter from W. A. Carrington to L. S. Joynes, 1864 June 16; Hospitals, Correspondence; Sanger Historical Files, Accession Number # 82/Jan/1, Special Collections and Archives, VCU Health Sciences Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

File Name


Letter from W. A. Carrington to L. S. Joynes, 1864 June 16



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.