Guide to the Victor H. Bassett papers, 1789-1938 and undated, bulk 1915-1938
Physician and librarian of the Georgia Medical Society of Savannah. Public health information, including correspondence, health and mortality records, biographical information, genealogies, reports, and printed matter. Material on the medical history of Savannah and Georgia from ca. 1800 to 1939, chiefly for the period following 1915. Sketches of prominent Georgia physicians, genealogical data on some Savannah families, and data on several medical colleges, including at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Collection Number
- Victor H. Bassett papers
- 1789-1938 and undated bulk 1915-1938
- Bassett, Victor H.
- 0.5 Linear Feet, 762 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
Papers collected by a physician and librarian of the Georgia Medical Society relating to public health in Georgia, including Savannah; Georgia physicians; midwives; smallpox inoculation; University of Pennsylvania medical instruction in the early 19th Century; Federal Emergency Relief Administration employment for nurses; and Works Progress Administration (WPA) malaria control projects. Included are letters, reports, extracts, articles, charts, lists, photos, and genealogical data on the McAllister and White families of Pennsylvania and the Le Conte and Habersham families of Georgia. There is also a journal of J. J. Waring and Joseph Frederick Waring in London, Dublin, and Paris, 1853-1855. Writers of correspondence include William Gibbons, Horace Senter, David Ramsey, John C. Warren, John Le Conte, and T. F. Abercrombie.
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[Identification of item], Victor H. Bassett Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Victor Bassett was a physician and librarian of the Georgia Medical Society of Savannah.
Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.
- Malaria -- Georgia -- History
- Medical education -- United States -- History
- Public health -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History
- Physicians -- Georgia -- Savannah
- Smallpox vaccination -- United States -- History
The Victor H. Bassett papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1952.
Processed by Rubenstein Library staff.
Encoded by Willeke Sandler, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, April 2012