Request Material





Lindsey Durham family papers

Lindsey Durham family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lindsey Durham family papers
Creator: Durham family
Inclusive Dates: 1796-1919
Language: English
Extent: 2.25 Linear Feet (4 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversize box)
Collection Number: ms757
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Dr. Lindsey Durham (1789-1859), physician, resided in Scull Shoals, Clarke County, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the Lindsey Durham family from 1800-1919. The papers contain mainly correspondence of the Durham and Richardson families of Clarke County, Georgia. Records relating to the Durham family include correspondence to Dr. Lindsey Durham from several of his sons, including William Walker Durham, Henry Clay Durham, and Lindsey Durham, Jr. while attending medical school in Philadelphia; accounts of Dr. Samuel D. Durham (1859-1867); and medical school notes, lecture tickets, and some medical remedies and recipes. Materials relating to the Richardson family of Watkinsville, Georgia include letters from Edgar Richardson in Troup Artillery from Virginia and D.R. Richardson (unit unknown) from Virginia and North Carolina during the Civil War; letters (1847-1882) from James J. Richardson, to his mother, Letitia J. Richardson from Mexico and Texas; and letters from Edgar Richardson in Texas after the Civil War.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged into 3 series and 2 subseries: Series 1. Durham Family papers (includes Subseries 1.1 Durham family papers and Subseries 1.2 Lindsey Durham letters ); Series 2. Medical Materials; and Series 3. Business and Legal Papers.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. Lindsey Durham family papers, ms757, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 June 17.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clarke County (Ga.)
College students -- Georgia.
Confederate States of America. Army. Troup Artillery
Durham family
Medicine -- Practice -- Georgia.
Medicine -- Study and teaching.
Mexico -- Description and travel.
North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Richardson family
Richardson, Letitia J.
Scull Shoals (Ga.)
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Texas -- Description and travel.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Watkinsville (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Durham Family Papers



Durham Family Papers

boxfolder
11History of the Durham Family, by C.D.E. Wallace, clipping
boxfolder
58Dr. Lindsey Durham: A Brief Biography
59Genealogical information
510Newspaper clippings
oversized_box
1Newspaper clippings
boxfolder
511Photographs
boxfolder
121800-1809
131810-1819
141820-1829
151830-1839
161840-1849
171850-1859
181860
191861
1101862
oversized_box
11862
boxfolder
1111863
1121864
1131865
1141866-1869
1151870-1879
1161880-1889
boxfolder
551880-1889
boxfolder
1171890-1899
118Texas and Mexican Letters, 1842-1882
1191900-1919
120Undated



Letters of Lindsey Durham

This Sub-Series contains the letters of three members of the Durham family named Lindsey Durham: Dr. Lindsey Durham (1789-1859), his son Judge Lindsey Durham, Jr. (1825-1885), and his grandson Dr. Lindsey Durham (1853-1923).
boxfolder
561820-1830
boxfolder
211840-1849
221850-1859
231860-1869
241870-1879
251880
261881
271882
281883
291884
2101888
211Undated
 

Medical Materials

boxfolder
31Remedies
32Lecture Tickets
33Medical Notes
boxfolder
57Dr. Lindsey Durham's Receipts: A 19th Century Physician's Use of Medicinal Herbs
 

Business and Legal Papers

oversized_box
1Business papers, 1796-1833
boxfolder
53Business papers, 1800-1810
boxfolder
34Business papers, 1820-1829
35Business papers, 1830-1839
36Business papers, 1840-1849
37Business papers, 1850-1859
38Business papers, 1860-1869, undated
boxfolder
54Business papers, 1860-1873, undated
boxfolder
39Account Ledgers, 1859-1867
310Account Ledgers, 1861-1867
boxfolder
52Account Ledger, 1867-1870
boxfolder
41Business papers, 1870-1879
42Business papers & Legal Documents, 1880
43Business papers & Legal Documents, 1881
44Business papers, 1882
45Business papers & Legal Papers, 1883
46Business papers, 1884
47Business papers & Legal Documents, 1885-1888
48Business papers, photocopies
49Business papers, printed material, writings
410Envelopes
411Photograph of Lindsey Durham home