Thomas H. Sherwood papers, 1862
Papers of Dr. Thomas H. Sherwood, supervisor of Eastern Virginia Lunatic Asylum during the Union occupation of Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1862. In the first letter, August 21, Col. W. W. Averell appoints Sherwood to the post for the period of occupation. In the second letter, August 23, from Sherwood to his wife in Williamsport, PA, he declares how much he misses her. He also mentions Col. Averell, Union generals McClellan, Dix, and Porter, Governor Francis Pierpont of "Western Virginia," and Fort Monroe and Harrison's Landing, both in Virginia. There is also mention of John M. Galt. An envelope printed with the name of the asylum and Dr. Galt is included.