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Guide to the Dr. J. H. Fairfax Certificate, 1831 February 21

Summary

Collection comprises a certificate written by Fairfax stating that he examined Alsy (Alice), who was a slave being hired out to Charles Mothershead in Westmoreland Co., Va. He found that she had procidentia uteri (her entire uterus was outside the vagina), which caused her to be unable to work. He added, "She may be made useful by the application of an instrument properly adjusted, to keep the part from coming down."

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11144
Title
Dr. J. H. Fairfax certificate
Date
1831 February 21
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 1 item
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises a certificate written by Fairfax stating that he examined Alsy (Alice), who was a slave being hired out to Charles Mothershead in Westmoreland Co., Va. He found that she had procidentia uteri (her entire uterus was outside the vagina), which caused her to be unable to work. He added, "She may be made useful by the application of an instrument properly adjusted, to keep the part from coming down."

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How to Cite

Dr. J. H. Fairfax Certificate, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Certificate
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

J. H. Fairfax was a physician.


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Provenance

The Dr. J. H. Fairfax certificate was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, February 2016

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-LUBMSS192