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Joynes, L. S. (Levin Smith)




Letter from Arthur Edward Peticolas to L. S. Joynes discussing the former's health.


Mongomery White Sulpher Springs Sep[empter] 7, 1863. Dear Doct[or] Your note of the 4th inst[ant] has just reached me. Your idea with regard to worthless preparations exactly conincided with my own views. The sooner we are rid of them the better. They occupy space and are an eye sore. You congratulated me on my escape from Richmond, but I doubt much whether you would envy me if you {could} realize what I have suffered since my departure. I have had a most terrific spell of asthma. It Kept me in bed a week in Lynchburg and prostrated me in that I can even now scarcely [crossout illegible] walk a hundred yards without being almost collapsed with fatigue. I have not had a decent (not to say comfortable) night since the Commencement of my travels. If I improve it is so slowly that I am scarcely conscious of the fact. I can ride on horse back 5 or 6 miles daily without suffering; and I am lucky enough to know an easy nag at my command. This is a pretty place. My quarters are pleasant and my host, Dr [James Lewis] Woodville, {is} a most Kind and agreeable person. With rememberance to all inquiring friends I remain Yours most truly A[rthur] E[dward] Peticolas [To:] Dr L[evin] S. Joynes [Endorsement:] Dr A[rthur] E[dward] Peticolas Relating to useless Anatomical Preparations

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

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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Arthur Peticolas


Original letter: Letter from A.E. Peticolas to L. S. Joynes, 1863 September 7; Peticolas, Arthur; 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 A.E. Peticolas to L. S. Joynes, 1863 September 7



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