Ellett Family Papers,
Scope and Contents
The Ellett family papers consist of 35 letters written by Dr. Robert Thaddeus Ellett (1826-1904) who served as assistant surgeon in White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, for the Confederate States during the Civil War. His letters are written to Sue French of Pearisburg, who would later become Ellett's wife. Other items include biographical and family history information, photos, clippings, a 1961 dedication to Col. W. H. French marker program, DAR applications, and "The Family Album," an 11-page typescript.
- 1865 - 1961
- Ellett, Robert Thaddeus, 1836-1904 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Robert Thaddeus Ellett served as an assistant surgeon in the Confederate States Army from 1863 to 1865, at which time he was assigned to a hospital in Montgomery White Sulphur Springs, Virginia. Prior to his appointment as assistant surgeon, Ellett had served as captain of the Pamunkey Artillery, Virginia Heavy Artillery, Confederate States Army from May, 1861 until his resignation on September 3, 1862. Ellett was pardoned at Charleston, West Virginia on June 14, 1865 as a surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States.
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Source of Acquisition
The Ellett Family Papers were acquired by Special Collections in 1988.
When the Ellett Family Papers were processed in 2004, the Robert Ellett Account Book, a separate manuscript, was mistakenly incorporated into the collection. The account book was separated from this collection in 2011 and returned to its correct location, as collection Ms1940-006.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Ellett Family Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
- A Guide to the Ellett Family Papers, 1865-1961
- Ellett Family Papers
- Clayton McGahee
- 2004 (CC0 1.0)
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- 2020-08-24: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
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