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Confederate states illustrated  college cover Richmond Female Institute 1865 used as an officer's hospital for most of the war by unk - 1st - 1865 - from Bradford Dewolfe Sheff- Bookseller and Biblio.com

Confederate states illustrated college cover Richmond Female Institute 1865 used as an officer's hospital for most of the war: The Confederate postage was paid by a pair of CSA # 7 pen cancelled and postmarked with a Mattoax Va manuscript

by unk

Condition: fine cover has closed repair tears through design not visible except for under glass/none


General Hospital #4 was also called Baptist Institute Hospital, Officers' Hospital, and Institute Hospital. It was formerly the Richmond Female Institute, a Baptist school for girls.

General Hospital #4 opened in mid-1861 and was still in operation in late-1864. It had a capacity over 300 patients. Dr. James P. Reed was the surgeon-in-charge.

It was a four-storied, turreted building located facing the east-side of 10th Street, just north of Marshall. The building stood until the school was merged with University of Richmond [Baptist] in 1914 and was replaced by the Virginia Mechanics Institute building.

It was for the use of officers only after January 8, 1863. The hospital was then used as an office building by the Federal occupation force
This is a historic postal cover used during the Civil War in the Confederate state of Virginia. It is an illustrated college cover for the Richmond Female Institute, which was used as a hospital during most of the war. The cover is franked with a pair of CSA #7, and is pen cancelled. The cover has a manuscript Mattoax, Va. postmark. Mattoax is about 25 miles out side Richmond. Other covers known from Mattoax also have the college design, and i'm not sure why these were postmarked in Maatox and not Richmond. This would be a good research project for a historian.


  • Seller: Bradford Dewolfe Sheff- Bookseller US (US)
  • Seller Inventory #: 83-19
  • Title: Confederate states illustrated college cover Richmond Female Institute 1865 used as an officer's hospital for most of the war
  • Author: unk
  • Illustrator: H Hoen & Co Baltimore
  • Format/binding: None
  • Book condition: Used - fine cover has closed repair tears through design not visible except for under glass
  • Jacket condition: none
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publisher: Richmond Female Institute
  • Place: Mattoax, Va
  • Date published: 1865
  • Keywords: civil war, confederate, postal history, CSA, military
  • Bookseller catalogs: civil war; Advertising; Military;
  • Size: 5" x 3"


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