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Gideon Christian Papers

Identifier: MS 00150

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Scope and Contents

Papers, 1838-1882, of Gideon Christian, physician, of Norfolk, Va. The collection includes letters, accounts, lotteries, prescriptions, and forms for excusing draftees into the Confederate Army on medical grounds.

A 1993 addendum to this collection (Mss. Acc. 1993.63) consists of two medical essays and one College of William and Mary student notebook belonging to Dr. Gideon Christian.  The student notebook begins October 15th 1840. Medical essays include notes made while attending medical lectures, a schedule of fees for physicians practicing in New Kent County (8 August 1844) and ledger of accounts for Dr. Christian's patients (1846).


  • Creation: 1838-1882

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Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Arrangement of Materials:

Original and addition filed together under Mss Sm Coll Christian.

Acquisition Information:

1993.63 is a gift from Elizabeth Binns. 1937.213 Purchase. 10 fee books. 1938.334 Purchase. Ledger of Gideon Christian, physician, of Charles City County, VA 1860. 142 pp

Related Materials:

Mss. MsV 21-31 Gideon Christian Ledgers, Special Collections Research Center, College of William and Mary

Physical Description

6 items

Guide to the Gideon Christian Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository