Brown, Samuel Papers, 1817-1825

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Samuel Brown

Title: Papers, 1817-1825

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.

Size of Collection: 0.66 cubic feet

Location Number: Mss./A/B881

Scope and Content Note

Papers of physician Samuel Brown (1769-1830). His papers contain much information on the medical community in the U.S. during the early 19 th century. Letters from fellow doctors discuss medical news; recent cases treated; medical research; education; outbreak of diseases; and opinions of and gossip about other doctors. In addition there is correspondence from family and friends, primarily from Alabama, that relates not only family news but also information regarding plantations, slaves, cotton, weather, education, Kentucky, Louisville, Lexington, Florida, local and national politics, finances and the economy. A calendar is filed with the collection

Historical Note

Brown was born in Rockbridge, Virginia and educated at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, where he received his B.A. in 1789. He studied medicine under his brother-in-law Dr. Alexander Humphreys and Dr. Benjamin Rush. He moved to Lexington, Kentucky in 1797 and began teaching at Transylvania University in 1799. In 1806 he moved to New Orleans and married Catherine Percy in 1808. After her death in 1813 he moved to Huntsville, Alabama and devoted himself to his children and farming. He died in 1830.

Folder List

Folder 1: Correspondence, 1817

Folder 2: Correspondence, 1818, January-September

Folder 3: Correspondence, 1818, October-December

Folder 4: Correspondence, 1819, January-April

Folder 5: Correspondence, 1819, July-December

Folder 6: Correspondence, 1820, January-August

Folder 7: Correspondence, 1820, October-December

Folder 8: Correspondence, 1821, January-September

Folder 9: Correspondence, 1821, October-December

Folder 10: Correspondence, 1822, January-September

Folder 11: Correspondence, 1822, October-December

Folder 12: Correspondence, 1823, January-September

Folder 13: Correspondence, 1823, October-December

Folder 14: Correspondence, 1824

Folder 15: Correspondence, 1825

Folder 16: Correspondence, undated

Subject Headings

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

Alabama – Economic conditions

Bache, Franklin, 1792-1864 – Correspondence

Banks and banking – Kentucky – History

Baptists – Ohio – Cincinnati – History

Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786-1856

Blythe, James, ca. 1765-1842

Briggs, John M., b. 1798

Brown, James, 1766-1835

Brown, James Percy, 1811-1844

Brown, John, 1757-1837

Brown, Preston W., 1775-1826

Brown, Orlando, 1801-1867

Brown, Susan Catherine, b. ca. 1809

Buchanan, Joseph, 1785-1829

Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853 – Correspondence

Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850

Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853

Cincinnati (Ohio) – Social life and customs

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839 – Correspondence

Cotton growing – Alabama – History

Cotton growing – Kentucky – History

Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834

Diseases – Kentucky – History

Dorsey, John Syng, 1783-1818

Drake, Daniel, 1785-1852 – Correspondence

Dudley, Benjamin W. (Benjamin Winslow), 1785-1870

Duke, Basil Wilson, 1838-1916

Eberle, John, 1787-1838

Fire extinction – Kentucky – Lexington – History

Fishback, James, 1776-1845

Forsyth, John, 1780-1841

Gibbs, George, 1776-1833

Gibson, William, 1788-1868

Godman, John D. (John Davidson), 1794-1830

Harlan, Richard, 1796-1843

Holley, Horace, 1781-1827 – Correspondence

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Kentucky – Politics and government – 1792-1865

Land use – Florida – History

Laroche, R. (Rene), 1795-1872 – Correspondence

McKee, John, 1771-1832

Medical colleges – United States – History

Medical education – United States – History

Medicine – Societies, etc. – History

Michaux, Francois Andre, 1770-1885 – Correspondence

Missouri compromise

Monroe, James, 1758-1831

Morgan, Calvin C., ca. 1799-1854

Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859

Parrish, Joseph, 1779-1840

Pattison, Granville Sharp, 1791-1851

Percy, Thomas George, d. 1841

Physicians – United States – Correspondence

Physick, Philip Syng, 1768-1837

Pinckney, Charles, 1757-1824

Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840

Revere, John, 1787-1847 – Correspondence

Richardson, William H. (William Hall), d. 1844

Rogers, Coleman, 1781-1855 – Correspondence

Rush, James, 1786-1869

Seminole War, 1st, 1817-1818

Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864

Slavery – United States – History

Walker, John Williams, 1783-1823 – Correspondence

Ware, Nathaniel A., ca. 1790-1854

Webster, John White, 1793-1850

Williams, Thomas Hill, 1780-1840

Women – Education – Kentucky – History

Yandell, Lunsford P. (Lunsford Pitts), 1805-1878

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