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Joynes, L. S. (Levin Smith)




Letter from Thomas J. Barger to L. S. Joynes asking to defer payment for lecture tickets until the summer.


Jackson Hosp[ita]l Oct. 7th 1864 L[evin S[mith] Joynes M.D. Sir I am hare as Hosp[ita]l Steward. I am exceedingly anxious to attend Lectures at the Med[ical]- College this winter, but will be unable to pay for the tickets in advance, but can pay you during next summer. I have a mother and sister to support which will take all the money I will get during the winter. This is the only opportunity I will have to study medecine. If you want security for the payment of the money I can give it to you next month; or as soon as my Representative (Waller R. Staples) comes to Richmond. If you want to know my character I can give you any testimonials that you may desire. I hope you will give my case a favorable consideration for the sake of my feelings you will please say nothing about this outside of those with whom you will have to confer about admitting me. Remember this is the only opportunity I will ever have to study the profession I desire above all others. Please let me hear from you as soon as possible. Respectfully Your Obt. Servt. Tho[ma]s J. Barger P.S. Address Tho[ma]s J. Barger Jackson Hosp[ita]l 3rd Div[ision] Dispensary If you have Circulars I should like to have one. [Endorsement:] Tho[ma]s Barger Jackson Hospital Oct 7 1864 Asking credit for tickets (Answered affirmatively)

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.)

Original Item Size

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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Civil War Hospital Stewards


Original letter: Letter from Thomas J. Barger to L. S. Joynes, 1864 October 7; War, Civil Hospital Stewards; 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 Thomas J. Barger to L. S. Joynes, 1864 October 7



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