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Sorrel, F. (Francis)




Letter from B. R. Wellford and L. S. Joynes to Inspector of Hospitals F. Sorrell [i.e. Sorrel] requesting permission to purchase supplies from the commissary department.


Medical College Hospital Richmond Aug 5th 1862 F. Sorrell M.D. Surgeon & Inspector of Hospitals Sir: The undersigned, officers of this Hospi- tal, respectfully represent that the present mar- ket prices of provisions and medical stores render it very difficult to fulfil the contract with the Govern- ment, by which the Hospital agrees to receive sick and wounded soldiers at a certain weekly rate, without constant risk of pecuniary loss and em barrassment. We therefore ask that our burdens may be lightened to some extent, by permission to purchase from the commissary dipartment, at Government prices, the following articles, viz: Salt, [underscore] Bacon, [underscore] and Butcher's Meat. [underscore] Very Respectfully B[everley] R[andolph] Wellford M.D. Surgeon in charge. L[evin] S[mith] Joynes, M.D. President. Vetoed by the Commissary General- L[evin] S[mith] J[oynes] Off[ice] Insp[ector of] Hosp[itals] Aug 1, 1862 Approved and [illegible] referred to Capt[ain] John[son] the pur- chases of comm to be based solely on the number of sick or wounded soldiers in Hospital. F. Sorrel Surg[eon] & Insp[ector of] Hosp[itals]

Corporate Name Subject

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

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.)

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2 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

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Levin Joynes


Original letter: Letter from B. R. Wellford and L. S. Joynes to F. Sorrel, 1862 August 5; Joynes, Levin; 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 B. R. Wellford and L. S. Joynes to F. Sorrel, 1862 August 5



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