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Joseph C. Farrar Medical Ledgers, 1848-1861

Joseph C. Farrar Medical Ledgers, 1848-1861
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Two volumes
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of two ledgers belonging to Joseph C. Farrar, a doctor in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. The first ledger includes accounts from 1848-1849 while the second legend includes accounts from 1856-1861. The ledgers contain lists of patients, treatments and prices, as well as entries for treated slaves and "free persons of color." The ledgers were sometimes used for other purposes as well, such as recording observations of the weather or copying poems.
Farrar, Joseph C.
Free African Americans--Virginia
Mecklenburg County (Va.)--History--19th century
Medicine--Virginia--History--19th century
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
Account books

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. 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, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Purchases--Tim Abbott.
Mss. Acc. 2014.211 was received by Special Collections in October of 2014. The ledgers were purchased for Swem Library with support from the Hooker fund.
Preferred Citation
Joseph C. Farrar Medical Ledgers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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