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Thomasson de Lamassée letter

Thomasson de Lamassée letter

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomasson de Lamassée letter
Creator: De Lamassée, Thomasson
Inclusive Dates: 1827 October 13
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms3809
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Thomasson de Lamassée was the consul of France in Savannah, Georgia during the early 19th century.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter, dated October 13, 1827, written by Thomasson de Lamassée in Savannah, Georgia to the Superintendents for Public Health at Marseilles. He describes the local conditions surrounding the yellow fever outbreak in the Savannah area, including the lack of precautions by citizens, poor ventilation in homes, and the lack of monitoring of the disease by authorities. He indicates that he has shared with local doctors the idea that the disease is the result of local conditions, and not contagious.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomasson de Lamassée letter, ms 3809, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Consuls -- France -- Correspondence.
Consuls -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Correspondence.
De Lamassée, Thomasson
Marseilles (France)
Public health -- Georgia.
Savannah (Ga.) -- History.
Yellow fever -- Georgia.

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