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 Details

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

Collection Overview

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.

Contents of the Collection

Papers, 1789-1928
Box 1
Papers, 1929-1935
Box 2
Papers, 1936-1938 and undated
Box 3
Papers, undated, and Articles by Walter J. Hoxie
Box 4
Papers (Lecture Notes), 1891-1892, 1901 and undated
Box 5
Papers (Lecture Notes), 1901 and undated
Box 6
Papers (Lecture Notes), 1901-1902
Box 7
Papers (Articles by Walter J. Hoxie)
Box 8
Papers (clippings and printed material)
Box 8
Box 8

Historical Note

Victor Bassett was a physician and librarian of the Georgia Medical Society of Savannah.

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The Victor H. Bassett papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1952.

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Encoded by Willeke Sandler, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, April 2012