The collections material collected about Captain Sally Tompkins including letters, typescripts, and news clippings.
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George Edward Tabb Lane was treasurer of Matthews County. He was born at 'Woodstock', Mathews County, Virginia, on 29 May 1872. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
Sally Louisa Tompkins was born 1833 at "Poplar Hall" in Mathews, Virginia, daughter of Christopher and Maria Patterson Tompkins. She opened the Robertson Hospital in Richmond, Virginia where she and her staff of doctors treated the Confederate wounded. In recognition of her efforts, she was awarded an officer's commission as a captain in the Confederate States Army by President Jefferson Davis.
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Gifts in 1939 by Mary Randolph Lane and in 1951 by Eva A. Trower.
Accessioned and processed by Anne Johnson, Special Collections Assistant.