Guide to the Elbridge Gerry Walker Papers, 1801-1903
Druggist and court clerk, of Scottsville and Glasgow, Ky. Correspondence and business papers dealing primarily with the drug business and containing information on the practice of medicine in ante-bellum Tennessee and Kentucky. Includes papers relating to Walker's later activities as clerk of the Circuit Court of Allen County, Ky., and personal letters of various members of the Walker family of Kentucky.
- Collection Number
- Elbridge Gerry Walker papers
- Walker, Elbridge Gerry, b. 1834
- 4 Linear Feet, 1155 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
Chiefly business papers of Elbridge Gerry Walker concerning the drug business, his partnership in the business with J. N. McKendrel, and a lawsuit against Walker brought by McKendrel. There is also correspondence relating to his father, A. S. Walker, Scottsville physician, and the practice of medicine in the antebellum South; letters and official records written by Elbridge Gerry Walker as clerk of the circuit court of Allen County; two deeds; and an essay entitled "Some Reflections on the Practice of Medicine by the System of Patent Receipts, Its Injurious Tendency, and a Method for the Remedy."
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[Identification of item], Elbridge Gerry Walker Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Druggist and court clerk, of Scottsville and Glasgow, Ky.
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The Elbridge Gerry Walker Papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1959.
Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff, date unknown
Encoded by Meghan Lyon, September 2011
Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.