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Extent:
34 items
Date range:
1812-1873 (bulk 1831-1873)
Abstract:
Usher Parsons (1788-1868) was a professor of anatomy and surgery in Brown University's early medical school. Parson's medical experience is legendary in the annals of military surgery as he was the only surgeon at the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813. The collection contains diaries (1831-1866), surgical notes, travel journals, and account books.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 90.1
Extent:
34 item(s)
Date range:
1860-1879
Abstract:
Collection of letters and printed items to Sarah Fisher Ames from prominent figures of the day, including: Mary Mann, John Hay, Robert Winthrop, Whitelaw Reid, J.O.P. Burnside, Wendell Phillips, Rufus King. Also includes: letter from her husband, Joseph A. Ames; three letters from her son stationed in Cuba; various letters of introduction and permission, including one from Abraham Lincoln; letters to her husband, Joseph Ames
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms.88.2
Extent:
130 items
Date range:
1804-1846
Abstract:
Correspondence relating to the personal life and manufacturing career of John Slater. Includes letters documenting the establishment, operation, and expansion of his yarn company in Slatersville (originally Smithfield), Rhode Island. Subjects include labor issues (e.g., wages, hiring, etc.) and technical questions (e.g., water looms, aqueduct, etc.)
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.89.1

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