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Crawford W. Long family papers

Crawford W. Long family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Crawford W. Long family papers
Creator: Long, Crawford Williamson, 1815-1878
Creator: Long family
Creator: Taylor, Frances Long
Inclusive Dates: 1842-1939
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms49
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Crawford Williamson Long (1815-1878) was a physician and the first to use ether as an anesthetic. He was born in Madison County, Georgia and married Caroline Swain in 1842. Their children were Edward Crawford, Arthur B., Frances (Taylor), Florence (Bartow), Eugenia, and Emma M.

For more information, see the article Crawford Long (1815-1878) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of Dr. Crawford W. Long and the Long family of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia from 1842-1939. Includes correspondence, bills, receipts, notes, scrapbooks, and clippings. Early correspondence (1842-1879) is between Long, his wife Caroline, and daughter Frances. From 1897-1929, the correspondence details efforts of Frances Long Taylor to establish her father's claim to the first successful use of ether as an anesthetic, including correspondence with Irish physician George Foy and Allen Smith of the University of Pennsylvania; and memorials to Long. The scrapbooks contain copies of affidavits, letters, and notes copied by Florence Long Bartow concerning her father's use of ether; genealogical material on the Long, Swain, and allied families; photographs; and clippings on Long's career and memorials. The collection also contains bills, receipts, and legal documents for Emma M. Long and the estate of Frances Long Taylor.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Crawford W. Long family papers, ms49, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Donated by Mrs. Edward C. Long in 1971.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Bartow, Florence Long, 1853-1919
Clarke County (Ga.)
Long, Emma M.
Physicians -- Georgia.
Swain family

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Crawford W. Long scrapbook, ms191 and Tutt collection of Crawford W. Long, Donegal Presbyterian Church, and Church-Brumby House miscellanea, ms1259.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters and documents , 1840-1849
12Letters and documents
13Letters and documents, 1860-1869
14Letters and documents, 1870-1879
15Pictures (Exclusive of those in scrapbooks)
17-8Clippings (Exclusive of those in scrapbooks)
19Account Book, 1913-1921
110Letters, 1930
111Letters, 1879-1919
112Letters, 1933
113Letters, 1934
114Letters, 1935-1939
115Bills and Receipts , 1922-1933
116Letters, 1920-1929
117Bills and receipts, 1934
118Bills and receipts, 1935
119Genealogical notebook I
120Genealogical notebook II
21Scrapbook I
22Scrapbook 2
23Scrapbook III