A Guide to the Robert Ellett Account Book, 1867-1873 Ellett, Robert Account Book Ms1940-006

Robert Ellett Account Book, 1867-1873

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1940-006


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1940-006
Title
Robert Ellett Account Book, 1867-1873
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Ellett, Robert Thaddeus
Language
English
Abstract
Account book of Dr. Robert Thadeus Ellett, a physician residing and practicing in Montgomery County, Virginia during the latter 19th century. Includes patient names, dates of visits, and fees.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Robert Ellett Account Book must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Robert Ellett Account Book, Ms1940-006, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Robert Ellett Account Book was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1941.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Robert Ellett Account Book commenced and was completed in March, 2011. The item had been at one time incorporated into the Ellett Family Papers (Ms1988-047) but was removed from that collection in 2011.


Biographical Note

Robert Thadeus Ellett, son of Robert and Susan Gilman Ellett, was born in Hanover County, Virginia on April 29, 1836. After graduating from the Medical College of Virginia in 1859, Ellett practiced medicine in New Kent and Hanover counties. Early in the Civil War, Ellett raised a company of artillery for the Confederate Army. Ellett served as captain of the unit, known as the Pamunkey Artillery. Ellett resigned his commission in September, 1862, and in January, 1863, was appointed assistant surgeon in the Confederate Army and assigned to the hospital at Montgomery White Sulphur Springs, Virginia. He seems to have continued to serve at the hospital through the remainder of the war and was paroled at Charleston, West Virginia in June, 1865.

In 1867, Ellett married Sue Virginia French (1847-1920), daughter of Guy D. and Aramenta D. French. The Elletts would have 11 children. The family lived in Radford, Virginia for several years, then moved to Blacksburg. In 1890, they moved to Christiansburg, where Ellett continued to practice medicine. Robert Thadeus Ellett died on May 29, 1904, and is buried in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg, Virginia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a single account book maintained by Robert Thadeus Ellett, a physician residing and practicing in Montgomery County, Virginia during the latter part of the 19th century. The book includes names of patients, dates of visits, and medical fees. Detailed descriptions of transactions are not generally included but are instead noted briefly as visits, advice, or medicine.

Related Material

For additional materials related to Robert T. Ellett, see the Ellett Family Papers, Ms1988-047.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Geographical Names:

  • Blacksburg, Va
  • Subjects:

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Science and Technology

Contents List

Folder 1
Account book, 1867-1873