A Guide to the Thomas H. Sherwood Letters, 1862 Sherwood, Thomas H., Letters, 1862 MS 83.4

A Guide to the Thomas H. Sherwood Letters, 1862

A Collection in
the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 83.4


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 83.4
Title
Thomas H. Sherwood Letters, 1862.
Extent
2 items.
Creator
Thomas H. Sherwood.
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Thomas H. Sherwood Letters, Manuscript MS 83.4, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1983.

Alternative Form

Also available on microfilm M-1561.


Biographical/Historical Information

Dr. Thomas Sherwood was the supervisor of Eastern Virginia Lunatic Asylum during the Union occupation of Williamsburg, Va., in 1862.

Scope and Content Information

The collection consists of two letters. In the first letter, August 21, W. W. Averell appoints Sherwood to the post for the period of occupation. In the second letter, August 23, from Sherwood to his wife, he declares how much he misses her. He also mentions Col. Averell, Union generals [George B.] McClellan, [John Adams] Dix, and [Fitz-John?] Porter, and Gov. [Francis] Pierpont of "Western Virginia." He also mentions Fort Monroe and Harrison's Landing, both in Virginia. There is also mention of John M. Galt.

Arrangement

Chronologically arranged.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Averell, William Woods, 1832-1900.
  • Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879.
  • Galt, John M. (John Minson), 1819-1862.
  • McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885.
  • Pierpont, Francis Harrison, 1814-1899.
  • Porter, Fitz-John, 1822-1901.
  • Sherwood, Thomas H.
  • Subjects:

  • Psychiatric hospitals--Administration--Virginia--History--19th century.
  • Corporate Names:

  • Eastern State Hospital.
  • United States--Army--Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1865)
  • United States--Army--Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, 6th (1861-1865)
  • Geographical Names:

  • Fort Monroe (Va.)
  • Harrison's Landing (Va.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861- 1865.
  • Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Averell, William Woods, 1832-1900.
  • Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879.
  • Galt, John M. (John Minson), 1819-1862.
  • McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885.
  • Pierpont, Francis Harrison, 1814-1899.
  • Porter, Fitz-John, 1822-1901.
  • Sherwood, Thomas H.
  • Thomas H. Sherwood.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Fort Monroe (Va.)
  • Harrison's Landing (Va.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861- 1865.
  • Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.