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Robert Ellett Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1940-006

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1867 - 1873

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

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.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection contains an account book of Dr. Robert Thadeus Ellett, a physician residing and practicing in Montgomery County, Virginia during the latter 19th century. The account book includes patient names, dates of visits, and fees.

Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Robert Ellett Account Book by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

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.

Title
A Guide to the Robert Ellett Account Book, 1867-1873
Status
Completed
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2011 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-07-14: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308