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Account books of Sylvester Woodbridge, 1792-1826 (inclusive)
Account books of Sylvester Woodbridge, 1792-1826 (inclusive)
Account books of Sylvester Woodbridge, 1792-1826 (inclusive)
Account books of Sylvester Woodbridge, 1792-1826 (inclusive)
Account books of Sylvester Woodbridge, 1792-1826 (inclusive)
Account books of Sylvester Woodbridge, 1792-1826 (inclusive)
Account books of Sylvester Woodbridge, 1792-1826 (inclusive)
Title
Account books of Sylvester Woodbridge, 1792-1826 (inclusive)
Description
Consists of seven account books kept by Dr. Sylvester Woodbridge (1754-1824) from 1792 until his death containing entries that record charges for medical visits and administration of medicines, and sales of sundry and grocery items, as well as occasional personal notes and the names of Woodbridge's apprentices and their participation in his Southampton, Massachusetts, medical practice. Woodbridge's methods of treatment were typical for the era: he most commonly prescribed vomits and purgatives for patients. Volume 6 contains loose pages and letterbooks tucked in related to accounting and to the amount and type of wood Woodbridge was buying for his house, and papers dated after his death.
Volume 1: 1792 July 2-1793 August 1; Volume 2: 1793 August 2-1794 December 15; Volume 3: 1796 June 29-1797 April 29; Volume 4: 1800 February 27-1803 February 14; Volume 5: 1803 February 18-1805 October 7; Volume 6: 1813 January 1-1817 December 31; Volume 7: 1818 January 5-1826 January 6
Title devised by cataloger.
Account books of Sylvester Woodbridge, 1792-1826 (inclusive). B MS b135.1. Boston Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.
Sylvester Woodbridge (1754-1824) was a physician practicing in Southampton, Massachusetts. In addition to his medical practice, his collection of books comprised the first library in the town (1780-1812); these sixteen volumes were available for subscribers to borrow on the four days of the year when the "library" was open.
Creator
Woodbridge, Sylvester , 1754-1824
Woodbridge, Sylvester , 1754-1824
Repository
Countway Medicine
Date
1792-1826
Format
7 1 15.5 x 6.5 inches. 6 15 x 6 inches.
Language
eng
Type
Account books.
Citation
Woodbridge, Sylvester , 1754-1824 and Woodbridge, Sylvester , 1754-1824, “Account books of Sylvester Woodbridge, 1792-1826 (inclusive),” Colonial North American Project at Harvard, accessed May 30, 2017, http://colonialnorthamerican.library.harvard.edu/items/show/12126.