Thomasson de Lamassée letter

Thomasson de Lamassée letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: De Lamassée, Thomasson
Title: Thomasson de Lamassée letter
Dates: 1827 October 13
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet
Coll. Number: ms3809

Biographical/Historical Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

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