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Joynes, L. S. (Levin Smith)




Letter from Marion Howard to L. S. Joynes resigning his position as Demonstrator of Anatomy.


Richmond Va September 30 1863 Dear Doctor The man engaged as resurrectionist is dead; another, whom there was some faint hope of engaging, declines acting, and I am at my wits and for an "anatomical purveyor." Under these circumstances rather than discharge the duties of Demonstrator unsatisfactorily both to myself and others, it would be better to resign, and accordingly I tender herewith my resignation. As my last resignation is merely held suspended until you learnt whether or no the Faculty would agree to the proposed arrangement in regard to the board of the servant who was to attend in the dissecting room, and as that knowledge is not yet attained, it may not be thought critically necessary to manufacture a resignation de novo but I suppose it can do no harm. Yrs sincerely M[arion] Howard [Addressed:] To Dr L[evin] S[mith] Joynes Dean of the Faculty Richmond Va

Corporate Name Subject

Medical College of Virginia -- History -- 19th century

Topical Subject

Medical colleges --Virginia -- Richmond -- History -- Archives; Medical colleges --Virginia -- Richmond -- Faculty

Geographic Subject

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

Corporate Medical Subject

Medical College of Virginia -- history

Topical Medical Subject

Schools, Medical -- history -- Virginia


Richmond (Va.)

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1 p.


letters (correspondence)

Local Genre

text; archives



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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

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Marion Howard


Original letter: Letter from M. Howard to L. S. Joynes, 1863 September 30; Howard, Marion; Sanger Historical Files, Accession Number # 82/Jan/1, Special Collections and Archives, VCU Health Sciences Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

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Letter from M. Howard to L. S. Joynes, 1863 September 30



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