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Captain Sally Tompkins Collection

Identifier: SC 00700

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The collections material collected about Captain Sally Tompkins including letters, typescripts, and news clippings.


  • Creation: 1912-1951


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Conditions Governing Access:

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.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Administrative History:

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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Acquisition Information:

Gifts in 1939 by Mary Randolph Lane and in 1951 by Eva A. Trower.

Related Materials:

Mss. 65 T59 Christopher Tompkins Papers

Information about related materials is available at

Processing Information:

Accessioned and processed by Anne Johnson, Special Collections Assistant.

Guide to the Captain Sally Tompkins Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson, Special Collections Staff.
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository