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Collection Number: 02181

Collection Title: Itinerant Physician's Diary, 1812-1813.

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Abstract Microfilm of diary, 22 September 1812-25 September 1813, of an unnamed physician from Chesterfield, N.H., who traveled in the South to seek relief for his consumption. The volume contains an account of his journey through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, ending in Columbia County, Ga., near Augusta. There are detailed entries relating to practicing medicine and preparing drugs and remedies while looking for a healthy place to settle, as well as his accounts, a list of places where he stopped, descriptions of the country and people he observed, including comparison of Georgia and New Hampshire. The diary was left by the traveler at the home of Judge Thomas Cobb in Columbia County, Ga., in 1813.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Itinerant Physician's Diary, #2181, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm of typed transcription also available.
Location of Originals
Original returned to private owner in 1951.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Microfilm of diary, 22 September 1812-25 September 1813, of an unnamed physician from Chesterfield, N.H., who traveled in the South to seek relief for his consumption. The volume contains an account of his journey through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, ending in Columbia County, Ga., near Augusta. There are detailed entries relating to practicing medicine and preparing drugs and remedies while looking for a healthy place to settle, as well as his accounts, a list of places where he stopped, descriptions of the country and people he observed, including comparison of Georgia and New Hampshire. The diary was left by the traveler at the home of Judge Thomas Cobb in Columbia County, Ga., in 1813.

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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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